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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Classic
  • Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)

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76 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I kinda feel sorry for the poor guy. He's so enthusiastic about these products yet nobody will buy them...

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

jc need to use his poker face. he will be playing the god of gambler 5 after bb bankrupt.

20. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

I am sure that most geeks will pay much attention to those. Because it is BB's "passport" to perdition.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

All this guy cares bout is his pay check

39. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Soon he might not have one...

52. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

but he has the golden parachute, just like s. elop

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

I feel sorry for all of you haters and trolls. BlackBerry posts a good quarter and you guys STILL have something negative to say. You all really need to find something better to do with your time.

44. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I would advise them to get laid but I would feel bad for the partner. Someone needs to take one for the team I guess.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1 to you!

2. FingerMyApple unregistered

the design shaped like coffins, really suits bb indeed :)

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

That was LAME.

51. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

every bloody phone is rectangle shaped, like a coffin. even ur beloved iPhone is rectangle shaped. get your head out of ur a$$

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

He seems like he's losing some hair, probably the stress from the company he's running.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Beautiful. BB will not gain more than 15% marketshare anymore, but they are still needed in enterprises. Recently my uncle's workplace with 530 execs. including him got new Z10s and Q10s.

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Geez, I messed up, what a poor sentenced comment..... Hope everyone comprehends it.

7. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

poor your uncle... If my company give us bb z10, we all will be marching outside, and ask the IT guys to be fired....

10. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Wahooyahoo, He was right... you have commented SO MUCH in the last hour or so on VARIOUS Blackberry articles. You really do comment A LOT for someone who hates Blackberry so much. All you've been doing is repeating yourself over and over and over again. It's getting old. It's very tiring. It's very annoying. And your broken English is very hard to read. Please stop already.

12. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

please DON'T BE RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my name is WAHYU WISNU. and i only start learning english in high school, and university only.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

See there's nothing wrong with ESL or poor english. But if you dont know how to argue in decent English, then stop that hating and trolling BB everytime.

26. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

wahooyahoo is not racist, its amusing... tell me since when pronouncing wrong name is racism??? I think you need little learning and grooming before joining any discussion based forum... and plz stop cursing bb, I dont like bb myself but I am in high praise of john chen or jackie chen(hey! dont call me racist, han?)

53. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

he's racist because he comment on my english quality

62. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats his arrogance to point out your quality of english... your english is perfect and by the way I like your name, its very interesting... wahooyahoo... yuhuuuu.. yeeehaaa :p

63. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

my name is not common, even in my country. lol

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's not being racist, Wahy. Your English IS POOR. That's a FACT.

72. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Why-you-whizzing: I'm not racist, and I'm also Asian. How did you find my comment racist? I am just very annoyed at your lack of respect for BB users and the company, not to mention your broken English. To me, continuing to argue with broken English just makes you look like a pompous douchebag. There are many of us who are hoping and expecting for BB to survive and thrive. I don't know why you say you don't hate the company, and yet you are wishing and predicting their demise. Your predictions are your opinion, and apparently they are not respected from someone like you. It might be a different story though if you actually claimed to use a BB10 phone for a period of time. But you've never done that.

73. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Excellent response, ablopez! I'm glad that you continue to check this ignorant soul whenever and wherever possible. Kudos to you, my friend.

74. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

ablopez, So you would prefer candy coated fake news and temporary moral boast? Get a life, your wishing not come true. No matter how strong your wish were, bb would still dead if they don't realize that their phone is not as appealing as it used to be. You might not like what I say in my broken english, but that doesn't make my statement any less true. I know the true is hard to swallow, but (your) wishing can't make a different. to me, bb is like a person with a deadly cancer. I speak the truth that bb only have 8 quarters left. You don't like it, and go to other doctor (not genius doctor / fake doctor) that said, bb will be cured in 2 quarters and have kids and grand kids... you wish bb to be cured, and you believe the fake doctor. but your wish will not making bb cured. in fact, your clouded judgment will hurt bb in the long run. PS: saying "don't talk, your english is bad... is racist!!"

75. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wahaknee, Saying "don't talk, your English is bad" is not racist. It's a FACT. Your English is HORRIBLE. As far as your WISHFUL THINKING about BlackBerry goes: You have been CONTINUOUSLY proved WRONG about BlackBerry. You said they would do bad this quarter, and they didn't. They did good. But you keep on saying that "BlackBerry is doomed". I'm lmao every time you post and I shut you down with FACTS.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hey! WahooWaheho! I was wondering when you would come trolling around! So, as I said BlackBerry posted a good quarter. Doesn't seem like they will be going out of business any time soon! Are you ready to EAT YOUR WORDS like we agreed upon?

13. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

btw, If you read my post, you'll know I don't hate bb. I just stating that no one want bb, and bb will go bankrupt very fast.

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