BlackBerry Passport With Square-Shaped Display Set for September Launch

(By Ketan Pratap)

Based on a BlackBerry developer listing, the Passport smartphone is said to sport a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 1440×1440 pixels and offer a pixel density of 453ppi. Other than the screen information, company has not shared any more details of the device.

BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen at the company’s earnings report and annual meeting confirmed that the long-rumoured square-shaped ‘Windermere’ smartphone will be officially called BlackBerry Passport.

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Chen showed off the yet-to-be-announced Passport which will launch in September at an event in London. Crackberry reports that the company chief also showcased the BlackBerry Classic QWERTY smartphone that is slated to hit the market shelves before end of this year, but did not give an exact release date.

Unfortunately, the Canadian handset maker did not reveal any details about the pricing of the BlackBerry Passport, previously codenamed Windermere.

Based on a BlackBerry developer listing, the Passport smartphone is said to sport a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 1440×1440 pixels and offer a pixel density of 453ppi. Other than the screen information, company has not shared any more details of the device.

Other rumoured innards of the BlackBerry Passport include 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 3450mAh battery. BlackBerry on Wednesday, along with the announcement of its deal with Amazon for 240,000 Android apps, also said that it would be shutting down its music and video stores on BlackBerry World.

In a comeback bid into the Smartphone market,the Canadian handset company launched its low-cost touchscreen smartphone, the BlackBerry Z3 in India on the 25th of June.

For the BlackBerry Classic, the company has revealed that it will run BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS, for which a separate SDK (Software Development Kit) would be released for developers.

(Source: gadgets.ndtv)

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