BlackBerry today announced its latest handset, the Passport, and revelled in reports of the iPhone 6 bending in peoples’ pockets, as it said the Passport won’t bend under pressure.
The square handset features a 4.5-inch, 1440 x 1440 display made of Gorilla Glass and a full QWERTY, touch-enabled keyboard. This display, BlackBerry says, will fit 60 characters onto one line. By comparison, an iPhone shows approximately 33 characters.
Under the hood, the Passport features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. BlackBerry also outlined that the Passport will offer approximately 30 hours of battery life. The BlackBerry Passport will be the first device to ship with the new BB 10.3 operating system, which will add the BlackBerry Assistant. This is, of course, BlackBerry’s own answer to the likes of Siri, Google Now and Cortana.
The BlackBerry Passport is available in three colour schemes –Black, Noir and Schwarz.