BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Has Lost Its Mind With The New BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry are still rattling around believe it or not but despite some recent improvement in sales they are still very much a floundering company right now. What could they possibly do to turn things around, well, they could create amazing new hardware with never before seen specs and features. They could do this, sadly what they have done is create the BlackBerry Passport which will feature a 4.5″ display and a ridiculous full width touch sensitive Qwerty keyboard below it. The screen resolution is reported to be 1440 x 1440 which is impressive but this thing will be wider than a Galaxy Note 3 for example and will almost certainly be difficult to hold.

The original code name for this device was Windermere but the new Passport broke cover during a quarterly earnings speech by John Chen reports MobileSyrup

What do you think of this new form factor by BlackBerry, would it interest you ? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Steve

    This looks like a cool device. For business people who are mobile and read tons of emails and documents, this will be a winner for sure.

    • http://www.irelandstechnologyblog.com/ ITB Admin

      I’m not so sure it will do well sadly for BlackBerry, I think this sort of form factor will just be too odd for most. Having said this lets hope BB do make a comeback of sorts, competition is always good.

  • Tim Farrelly

    The title of your blog post suggests you are pre-judging. I for one am looking forward to the Passport and hope it will be available in Ireland with at least one of the carriers. eMail on an iPhone is so bad and tablets are just too big. This device looks like a fantastic middle-ground and I think it will be a hit with the business community. I’m guessing the video quality will also be excellent so this could very easily find its way into the general consumer market too. Its also worth considering BB security!

    • http://www.irelandstechnologyblog.com/ ITB Admin

      Hey Tim

      I have to admit I feel I have been wrong with this one. Having seen it now properly and not just renders I have to admit it’s pretty sweet looking.

      I’ve been reaching out to carriers to try and see if they will stock it, I’ll let you know what I find out

      Thanks for reading, much appreciated

      • JJahj jano

        any luck?? I had a look and none of them do.

  • JJahj jano

    Alright who wrote this , you have no Idea.Blackberry has not lost it’s mind .Right now the passport is one of the highest rated phones on amazon ,look at the reviews.Its striking and I am thinking of switching to blackberry for the first time purely because of it’s form factor.See webpages better than any other phone and no need to keep tilting the phone and a physical keyboard that touch screens can’t compare with.If you only use a few major apps,want to type with ease and and like a very long battery life the Blackberry passport is for you.

    • http://www.irelandstechnologyblog.com/ ITB Admin

      Hi there

      This post was created at the time of the Passport announcement, while it was still only a render in fact. Since seeing one I have actually come to like it in fact and below in one of my responses to another viewer I admit to this.

      It is a very nice device, the form factor will not be for all nor the OS but it is nice none the less