BlackBerry officially unveils its comeback device: Meet the BlackBerry Passport
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 9:26 AM
The past several years have been pretty rough for BlackBerry but the company is still with us and is still releasing new handsets to the delight of its fans everywhere. On Wednesday, BlackBerry officially took the wraps off its latest flagship device — the BlackBerry Passport.
As you no doubt know by now, the Passport is most notable for featuring a 4.5-inch square display with a resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 pixels that BlackBerry has boasted will give you a better look at images and videos than what you’d get on a rectangular display. BlackBerry touted the Passport’s wider display as a great way to edit documents and spreadsheets on your smartphone and it said the Passport’s display is able to show 60 characters per line.
Additionally, BlackBerry has also been touting the Passport’s “revolutionary” new touch-enabled keyboard that will be “responsive to touch, so you have more ways to control your smartphone without having to use the touchscreen.” BlackBerry claims that this physical keyboard is four times more accurate than virtual keyboards and that it will reduce your typos by 74%.
“No other device manufacturer could build a keyboard like this one,” BlackBerry said.