BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows off the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows off the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic
There are two top-shelf models coming from BlackBerry, that have smartphone fans excited. The newly named BlackBerry Passport (formerly the BlackBerry Windermere) could be the flagship phone that turns things around for the company. Expected to hit the market with a 4+ inch screen and a 1440 x 1440 resolution, the Passport is believed to be driven by a Snapdragon 800 CPU, with 3GB of RAM inside. A 13MP camera should be on back and a massive 3450mAh battery will keep the phone running all day.

The most exciting part of the phone is right under the screen, where the odd looking QWERTY keyboard lies. The keyboard lacks punctuation and number keys, and users will press down on the keys to type and swipe over them for other functions. The BlackBerry Passport will launch this September.

Another BlackBerry phone that could see strong demand this year, is the BlackBerry Classic, formerly known as the BlackBerry Q20. With a Bold-esque QWERTY keyboard, the Classic will have a touchpad and function keys like the good old days. The device features a 3.5 inch screen.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen displayed both phones on Thursday during a conference related to BlackBerry's latest earnings report. If you've been dying to eyeball the BlackBerry Passport or the BlackBerry Classic, take a look at the slideshow below.

source: Crackberry

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  • Display 3.5 inches 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3


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