Blackberry Passport: Review, hardware specifications and features

Blackberry Passport: Review, hardware specifications and features

Today Blackberry has come up with their latest flagship, the Blackberry Passport. It has some innovative features over traditional smartphones. Yes this is one of a kind smartphone and I feel it is an ideal one for office use. It has a touch keyboard with Blackberry’s legacy tactile keyboard. It has a 4.5 inch square display with a resolution of 1440×1440 which makes the view very big. Key features of Blackberry Passport: 4.5 inches IPS LCD perfect square display Qualcomm Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU 13MP OIS camera Blackberry 10.3 OS Non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh battery

Blackberry_passport

[Blackberry Passport]

Full hardware specifications :

DISPLAY:

    – 4.5″ IPS LCD perfect square display
    – 1440×1440 resolution
    – 453 ppi pixel density with 16 million colour definitions
    – Corning gorilla glass 3
    – 10 fingers supported touch input

CHIPSET and CPU:

    – Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 800 CHIPSET
    – Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU

GRAPHICS: Adreno 330

RAM: 3GB

STORAGE: 32 GB Internal and expandable upto 64 GB via SD card

CAMERA:

    – 13 MP Primary auto focus camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
    – 2 MP front facing camera

H/W and WIRELESS NETWORKING INTERFACE:

    – v2.0 USB with SlimPort
    – Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE
    – 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wi-fi with WLAN support
    – Dual band, Wi-fi direct and DLNA

INBUILT SNESORS:

    – Accelerometer
    – gyro
    – proximity
    – compass

BATTERY: 3450 mAh capacity

Look and appearance:

Blackberry passport has a dimension of 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm (Height x Width x Thickness) wich weighs 194grams which seems to be a little bit heavier than normal smartphones.
Blackberry phones are more used at corporate companies and less used as a personal device.
Having said that this Blackberry Passport seems to be perfect for official use.
It has a pretty decent 4.5 inch sqaure display of 1440×1440 resolution which makes it really better for documents reading and editing on the go.
But because of this it really looks very bulky and less stylish.

Keyboard features:

The following video explains the keyboard features of a typical but extra ordinary Blackberry phone.
On-Key Scrolling, Flick to type, Swipe to delete, Fine cursor control.


[Blackberry Passport touch keyboard features]

Unlimited access to Android Apps:

Blackberry passport doubles the availabilty of applications for your phone.
It offers native Blackberry applications and also gives Android apps.
Both BlackBerry World and the Amazon Appstore come preloaded on the Passport as standalone stores which gives you access to tons of applications.

Blackberry World:

Blackberry world comes with hell lot of apps designed to give your productivity and business cherry on the cake: think Bloomberg, Box, Evernote, WebEx and LinkedIn etc.
With BlackBerry security you know you’re getting trusted apps that are triple-checked against malware and piracy.
So you can get the job done without worry.

Blackberry_world_app_store

[Blackberry world native app store]

Amazon Appstore: Android Apps Arrive right here

Famous games that you have heard of for android like Candy Crush Saga or Minecraft – Pocket Edition, or a mobile extension of your favourite social experiences like Pinterest, it’s all here.
You’ve got access to a huge selection of Android apps and games in the Amazon Appstore on your BlackBerry Passport.

BONUS: The Amazon Appstore offers a paid Android app or game for FREE, every single day.
Try them out, and if they’re keepers, fantastic: you don’t pay a cent.

Blackberry_amazon_app_store

[Amazon App store on Blackberry Passport]

That’s all for now.
You can have an in-depth look right at Blackberry’s official blog.
Blackberry official blog

Stay tuned to get more such updates

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