BlackBerry starts selling smartphone with a square display Passport [video]




Chapter BlackBerry John Chen said his company soon will begin selling square smartphone BlackBerry Passport. As usual, BlackBerry will start selling new items from the markets of the USA and Canada. Here the unit without a contract with the mobile operator will cost $ 600. For comparison, the base version of the iPhone 6 in the United States without subsidies is priced at $ 650, and the iPhone 6 Plus – $ 750.


Blackberry Passport unlike 99% of other phones on the market s an square shape and sharp edges. Why is square rather than rectangular? In the BlackBerry say that is easier to work with office documents and spreadsheets, as well as e-mail and corporate software.

Although the market there are phones with 4.5-inch screens, but because the display model has a square shape, Passport will be the broad smartphone market. For example, it is wider 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. The screen resolution of the Canadian unit 1440 x 1440 pixels. Not very clear, as far as practicable, as video on a square screen look awkward (most movies with an aspect ratio of 16: 9), and for the texts is not as important high detail. But the large width will allow manufacturers to fit on a phone full QWERTY-keyboard.


Passport features a rechargeable battery with high capacity 3450 mAh, 3 GB of RAM and a 4-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. smartphone running the operating system BlackBerry OS 10.3. Capacity battery of the device allows it to operate without recharging for at least 36 hours.

Given the business orientation of the device, buyers Passport originally here will not see any games or entertainment software. But they will find pre-installed business applications for word processing, notes, spreadsheets, stock shares, and communications between employees.

BlackBerry calls Passport «working tool”, suitable for everyday use in business and a wide range of work activities, including interaction with popular cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, AWS and other.

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