BlackBerry stops setting beside and get in to the battle with its new smartphone the Passport. It finally unveiled its ticket to ride in to the market beside the striking movements of US carriers.
According to a report by Wall Street Journal the Canadian mobile phone company plans to launch its latest smartphone this Wednesday, known as Passport. After the launch of its ill-fated BlackBerry 10 last year, the Passport is BlackBerry’s first global launch for a handset.
It comes with 4.5-inch square screen, selling for $599 without carrier subsidies. the company sees its new move to compete with hot new smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Apple’s iPhone 6, which can be purchased in the US for $649 without contract.
The BlackBerry Claims that the new coming Passport will offer battery life of 36 hours, plus a “large antenna” capable of better reception than rival handsets.
The current specs out for the BlackBerry Passport show a bigger screen and higher resolution with 1440 x 1440 displays and 453 ppi pixel density that will allow users to view 60 characters on each line.
It comes with a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, expandable to 64GB more by popping in a micro-SD card.
BlackBerry plans to introduce Passport to world this Wednesday. It will be launched simultaneous in Toronto, London and Dubai, and will be available in many stores and additional markets including Asia within weeks.
Analysts says that under the price tag it carries, the BlackBerry has build a good smartphone, though being a good phone, it has much to compete with other hot devices launched earlier by the giants of the industry.
Still the Passport is a good comeback for BlackBerry. Besides the Passport, it has also set to release a quick communication based BlackBerry Classic with a user-friendly keyboard.