BlackBerry Passport will fit in your pocket; device gets certified in Singapore

BlackBerry Passport will fit in your pocket; device gets certified in Singapore
One of the worries about the upcoming BlackBerry Passport from those who have seen the phone only in pictures, is that the square shaped handset is so wide, it won't fit into consumers' pockets. BlackBerry had to make the device wide in order to accommodate the unique QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard doubles as a touchpad, and with wide keys, users should have no problem typing. In addition, without numbers or punctuation on the keyboard, these appear as virtual keys based on the context of what you are typing. Typing an email? You will see virtual keys appear for the "at sign" (@). Browsing the web? The virtual keys will show a colon (:) and a back slash (/), both necessary when tapping out a URL.

A photograph of the upcoming flagship, shows that the phone can fit into one's pants pocket. While the photo doesn't exactly reveal how deep into the pocket the unit will go, it does show that the width that many have been worrying about, should not be a problem.

One other piece of Passport news came to the forefront on Sunday. It seems that following its visit to the FCC and its GCF Certification, the BlackBerry Passport has been certified to be sold in Singapore. Another minor detail that had to be taken care of before the handset is unveiled next month.

The BlackBerry Passport might be wide, but it will fit in your pocket

The BlackBerry Passport might be wide, but it will fit in your pocket


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source: N4BB, gizmobic

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17 Comments

1. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

length is smaller than other flagship devices. so small increase in width is not an issue for me.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Since the screen is 4:3 aspect ratio, will it feel awkward when playing games?

6. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

looks more like 1:1, a perfect square

14. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Yes, it is 1:1 as it has been previously reported that the resolution is 1440 x 1440.

8. berry889

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

I dont think a person buying BB Passport want to play game as their main reason.... Casual gaming maybe just to kill some boredom during meeting but main reason is always about business.....

3. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I can see a boom for G-Star Raw jeans...

4. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I love that phone! Even if it has no OS :D

5. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Not a jeans pocket, which are typically narrower than those on "normal" trousers...

7. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

problems will show themselves when you're sitting down :3

9. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

this phone gives me peace of mind whenever i think of it, a big screen space without having to sacrifice the keyboard and the screen height is almost that of a Z10 and wider than that. It will be really easy to shoot quick emails and do stuffs with hub. iam also imagining the gorgeous clock in bedside mode while i put it in stand at night. touch sensitive keyboards, hell yeah!! Hub,documents to go , blackberry express , password keeper and other natively build by blackberry apps have become an important part of my life. Thanks phonearena.com finally i found a site where pure tech news are served fresh. Kudos !!

10. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

So does my nice Android phone as well. This is one ugly phone with a poor app store that will not sell.

11. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Actually, it appears that it will sell. Why do you sound so sure that it won't? Do you have the ability to know 100% that absolutely nobody is interested in buying this phone? Seriously, your comments just make you sound ignorant and hateful. Just like apiskula before you.

12. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

This company will not continue to sell handset. If you go into wireless carriers Blackberry has a very small section if at all presence in the store. Compared with Android there is no more room for Blackberry

13. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

There is room for all OS's: BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows. The more choices we have, the better it is for consumers. Still unclear why you want BlackBerry to fail. Please explain.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree, ablopez! What our trolling friend doesn't realize is that choice breeds competition which in turn breeds innovation. How boring would things be in the smartphone world with only one or two OS's to choose from? This guy has no clear reason to want to see BlackBerry fail other than the fact that he is a troll.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

I actually think this is one of the better looking phones of 2014. It's much different than the current crop of phones being sold today. Anyway Apiskula, I mean jbishops, with all of the positive press this phone has been garnering, I think your opinion of this phone not selling is in the minority. Poor app selection? Not with the deal they have in place with Amazon, as well as the ability to download and run most Android apps.

17. tad025

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

For a brief moment I thought that was his fly ;)

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