BlackBerry India has sent out invites for the launch of the premium BlackBerry Passport smartphone on September 29 in New Delhi, India. The BlackBerry Passport is a unique design bearing smartphone that encompasses a large display and QWERTY keyboard together. Imitating a typical Passport, the new BlackBerry Passport features a 4-inch HD display and has been powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile chipset.
BlackBerry Passport indirectly imitates the passport in terms of size and offers best of both words – large touchscreen and keyboard. Unlike previous generations, the BlackBerry Passport has 4-inch display with 1440×1440 pixel resolution and a three row straight QWERTY keypad with metal frets between the rows. This smartphone will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile chipset paired with massive 3 GB RAM inside.
At the rear, BlackBerry has placed a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash and a huge 3450 mAh battery to make it last for long hours once charged. The most distinct feature of the Passport would be the lack of Symbol keys and only three row QWERTY keyboard.
BlackBerry has also implemented the new voice-driven digital assistant – BlackBerry Assistant which is basically BlackBerry’s competitor against Apple Siri and Google Now. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS as well as GLONASS support, FM Radio and loaded with Gyroscope as well as accelerometer sensors.
By default, the BlackBerry Passport will run BlackBerry 10.3 OS out of the box. The BlackBerry Passport with premium finish and hardware can be easily expected to cost above Rs 45,000 initially.