BlackBerry Reveals Why its Next Flagship will be Better than Your Current Phone


The new BlackBerry Passport is the most interesting smartphone to emerge out of Canada in ages.

For starters, it has a 4.5″ display with 1,440 x 1,440 resolution (453 ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB worth RAM, 32 GB memory and BlackBerry’s trademark QWERTY keyboard on it.

However, it is the form factor which really differentiates it from the competition, and other BlackBerries too for that matter. Being virtually square, the screen is a lot wider than current flagship smartphones from rivals, meaning more screen estate and practicality. Practicality obviously means productivity.

“It’s hip to be square,” says the flailing manufacturing which once used to be the top-of-the-crop in its class. Here are a few ways in which it will be better than your current phone, according to BlackBerry:

  • More screen space = More characters: The average number of characters on a book is 66. A normal smartphone is able to show only around 40 while the Passport is able to take that number up to 60, thanks to its size and unique aspect ratio.
  • Better viewing of stocks, charts, spread-sheets and demographics.
  • BlackBerry’s trademark security
  • Ability to look at full designs and schematics for architects, or X-rays for doctors on the go
  • Has a special, shorter qwerty-keyboard which leaves more legroom for the touchscreen.

“Just as a PASSPORT is the universal symbol of mobility and was the inspiration for the size and form factor of this device, your BlackBerry Passport becomes your ticket to open new doors of opportunity.”

There are things which still need mentioning, though. Notable specs such as the camera resolution are still unknown and while it has been revealed that the phone will hit the markets this fall season, the price is still under the covers.

Still, the Passport looks like a very brave move by BlackBerry indeed. Hardly any rectangular phone has been successful to date (LG Optimus Vu anyone?), begging answer to the question of whether the company is correct in its decision to bet its future on this phone.

  • Xahid

    Is that a Joke ?
    that Black Box is Fugly.
    I think they are trying گرتی ہوئی دیوار کو ایک دھکا اور دو ۔

  • strong pass

    The device looks promising for professionals who like to work on mobile. In my opinion, It’s nothing like LG Optimus Vu as this one has a new touch sensitive keyboard.

    • Yasir Mahmood

      Except its Physical Keyboard,Its Exact;y like VU

      • Khurram ShahzAd

        Whats VU now? :-)

        • Yasir Mahmood

          Now its LG Note VU :p

  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    Phone? – NO
    Tablet? – NO
    Phablet? – YES/NO situation

  • Muhammad Ashraf

    In my opinion all black berry devices are premium in quality, hardware is also good but the problem is with thier proprietory OS which is not designed for entertaining the users that;s why blackberry has failed. These days people choose those devices which pleases them in terms of apps and entertainment, they dont care about security and reliability.

    • panjgoori

      Im using BB10 and believe its much much better now with the recent updates. With 10.3 Amazon app store will come pre loaded.

      • Muhammad Ashraf

        BB10 is amazing, now it comes in very reduce price PKR 20,000

  • Freaky

    Why don’t the quit simply

    • Freaky


      • panjgoori

        They are making profit again. And they are not going anywhere.

  • Furqan

    How is that thing going to fit in a regular pocket?

    • Taha Najam

      Just like your wallet does.

      • Furqan

        It isn’t small and much rectangular like my wallet.

    • Khurram ShahzAd

      I also didn’t liked this phone. However, my friend technology is now changing our clothing trends. Can we have a tab in pocket, see image below, I just searched for you.

      • Furqan

        I know it will whatsoever fit in my pocket, but what if I tell you that this will take a lot of time to get used to.

        • Khurram ShahzAd

          Yeah sure, it does take time. I had to think a lot before purchasing nokia 6600 and nokia n95 8GB, if they will ever fit my pocket but now here I am have no issue with device like HTC One x having almost 5 inches screens. So yeah, getting used to will take time but will do.

  • jawadahsen

    in your dreams unless you do not work on your ecosystem which lags miles behind!

  • PeeDroid MiNi L420

    Die Already

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    Touch screen and physical keyboard does not fit together well. BTW, no one prefers touch screen lately. I am sure this phone may be different but will not be a hit, mark my words, world.