BlackBerry Passport, the 4.5-inch square smartphone for the working professional
BlackBerry isn’t giving up and it has a new smartphone on the way called the BlackBerry Passport and it features a 4.5-inch square touch screen with 1440 x 1440 resolution, physical QWERTY keyboard, and a body that is almost as wide as an actual passport.
For those who are hearing about the Passport for the first time, it’s an upcoming BlackBerry smartphone announced last month and is set to be launched in September 2014.
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With Android and iOS dominating the smartphone market, it’s kind of difficult to recommend a BlackBerry smartphone nowadays let alone a device with an unusual shape and size. But according to BlackBerry, it is designed for the working professional and will be the perfect device for many scenarios. Below are a few examples:
• For architects and mortgage brokers, imagine being able to look at full designs and schematics on the go, and still being able to handle piles of virtual paperwork with ease.
• In the healthcare field, picture being able to go through x-rays or medical documentation in the office with a patient, on a device that can maintain the necessary security standards for HIPAA compliance.
• In the area of finance, how about navigating your Web-based trading platform on your device? With enough screen real estate, you can clearly see the fluctuation in your stock and determine whether it’s time to sell.
• Writers will truly be unlocked with a navigable keyboard, while the large square screen enables faster content development and delivery. When you are looking to type stories or notes, your virtual keyboard doesn’t cover most of your screen.
BlackBerry Passport specs:
4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 touch screen display, 453ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
13 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
2 megapixel front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 LE, w/ A2DP
3,450mAh non-removable battery
BlackBerry 10.3 OS
You can read CrackBerry’s pre-release review of the BlackBerry Passport here.
To our readers, especially the working professionals, does the BlackBerry Passport appeal to you? Share your thoughts below.