New set of BlackBerry Passport photos will give you goosebumps

New set of BlackBerry Passport photos will give you goosebumps
If you were to ask many PhoneArena readers which new handset they are really looking forward to seeing in the second half of the year, you would get votes for the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6, and the 5.5 inch phablet version of the iPhone. You would also see hands raised for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and the Sony Xperia Z3. And the BlackBerry Passport would also grab a few votes.

If you're surprised to see a 'Berry on this list, keep in mind that the Passport is unlike any BlackBerry model ever released. With a 4.5 inch screen and a 1440 x 1440 resolution, we are talking about a screen that has a pixel density higher than the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5. BlackBerry made sure that this model would include 3GB of RAM for smooth multitasking. And apropos for the company whose CEO started calling iPhone users "wall-huggers," the 3450mAh battery on the BlackBerry Passport will keep those in the field concentrating on business, instead of worrying where they can find an outlet.

The 13MP rear camera features OIS. Why, it is almost like CEO John Chen asked consumers and businessmen what they wanted in a high-end BlackBerry handset, and actually listened. Past regimes were not interested in hearing from consumers. The BlackBerry Passport is all about making a handset that is perfect for the business man on the fly, and the average guy sending texts to his friends. Click on the silideshow below to see the latest pictures taken of BlackBerry's upcoming flagship phone.

source: (translated) via Crackberry

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  • Display 4.5" 1440 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I would buy this phone if it didn't run BlackBerry OS...

6. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

I feel the same way, but I really can't judge haven't used BBOS. Love the phone and if it does run the google play store then it would be a buy for me. Unfortunately I know it won't If I was Blackberry I would throw everything I have into this phone if it fails Blackberry fails.

30. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Amazon app store would be installed out of box :D So you get android apps on your BB10 ;)

53. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hell yea!! Just read about it

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's the main reason I'd buy it :)

17. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

BB10 is surprisingly amazing! Its like a blend of iOS and Android.

31. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

yeah and people complain without even trying it. typical .

34. Mrmark

Posts: 415; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Don't forget WebOS

41. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

oh ...

19. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah. I'd get goose bumps if I saw it running Android.

22. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

HP and Dell adopt android, did you buy it? Nokia listen to you and adopt android, did you buy it? Save your breath, with the failure of these android adapter, BlackBerry wouldn't be stupid to do so. If I want to buy android, I'll make sure it's Asian brand

40. nebsif

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

idk what HP and dell produced, but da Nokia device is pure crap w/o google services. we aint blind retards ya know, kthnx. its like instead of trying to win some of their reputation back by producing a good device with a good OS (android), they did us a favor of producing a crapbrick with decimated android.

42. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Definitely YES, billions would Nokia Android phone IF it is high end, and not like the lame X series. But I agree with you. BlackBerry is BlackBerry that is used to have its own OS like Apple, nothing else.

33. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

my friend its not the old Blackberry OS . its the new version BB10 it can do better in anything your preffered OS can do. and it will beat any OS on the planet when it comes to security and productivity. Try it then comment. dont be a hater without even knowing what you hate.

38. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well said

39. nebsif

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

k gimmi BBOS for my Galaxies then, I wont mind trying it out ;)

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Well said indeed, parthoman!

37. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

wow... this phone is looking pretty solid... I think the price will be higher

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's funny fzacek, because that's the main reason I'd buy it! You try something before you go out of your way to knock it....

63. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Why? , the BlackBerry 10 OS is the most stable OS I've ever used. I had an iphone 4S with the buggy IOS 7 and I switched to Galaxy note 2 after installing games and apps the phone started lagging and sometimes apps crash! And to add I had to restart the device every while. Then I switched to BB10 * iwas former BlackBerry user * I've the keyboard you can say, it's beautiful no lag what so ever. I've installed plenty of android apps and it goes smoothly. And with OS 10.3.1 is coming their will be major UI changes for more beautiful experience. Simply the BlackBerry 10 OS is for sure one of the best OS's now ;) 

2. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

BB might had found their footing (should've bump the screen resolution higher tho). This would be an excellent phone for corporations and their email system!.

10. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

It's already over 400ppi and I doubt the benefits of the increased screen resolution will outweigh the costs of it (battery life)

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Text clarity really benefits from high PPI. You can also do some more functional things in the UI because interface elements are clearer to the eye.

23. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Bumped screen resolution? Which phone has a higher ppi...?

64. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

451 ppi isn't enough for clear reading? You can adjust the white balance in the setting with BlackBerry 10 os. From cool white to warm white.

3. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

This phone actually looks nice. Too bad I'm enjoying my Moto X quite a lot.

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

so wide like two in one,well great specs bbm..good luck.

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Whats wrong with this phone? The one problem I see is that today's smartphones all have the same general shape. This spices things up.

12. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

most people are scared to change you know

32. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Most companies afraid to innovate you know.

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