BlackBerry may be a dying company, but it’s not waiting around, doing nothing and waiting for the impending doom, it’s struggling! Back in June we reported on how it acquired Secusmart Communication Company and today we’ve got all the details concerning a new BlackBerry phone. BlackBerry will launch a new smartphone tomorrow, the new BlackBerry Passport.
The new BlackBerry Passport will unveil tomorrow, September 24, in hopes to revive the Canadian tech company. If the new BlackBerry Passport impresses and does well in terms of sales, then maybe we’ll hear more about BlackBerry, but if not, it may be the last nail in BlackBerry’s coffin.
New BlackBerry Passport – Tech Specs and More
To begin with, the new BlackBerry Passport is a 4.5 inch smartphone that has the classical physical BlackBerry keyboard that so many used to love and cherish. It will be launched at events in London, Toronto and Dubai and afterwards in stores around the world, 15 days later.
It is going to cost $599 free of contract, which is below the prices of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and Samsung’s flagship, the Galaxy S5. And it’s a good thing that the new BlackBerry Passport is cheaper, it’s getting off to a good start. The design is also quite interesting, as the new BlackBerry Passport is one square mobile device.
As for what’s under the hood, it’s quite impressive. The 4.5 inch display features a great 1440×1440 pixel resolution with a 453 ppi pixel density. This is the only feature that has been officially confirmed. Other purported tech specs include 3 GB of RAM, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 32 GB of internal storage and a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. All this in a body which is thought to weigh 194.4 grams. Quite impressive, don’t you think?
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