Report: Update after launch could give BlackBerry Passport 4K video capture

Report: Update after launch could give BlackBerry Passport 4K video capture
A report published Saturday, states that BlackBerry is testing out 4K video capture for the BlackBerry Passport. But don't expect to see the feature on the phone when the eagerly awaited model is unveiled later next month. Instead, if the company is happy with the results of the test, it will add the 4K video capture to the phone with the BlackBerry 10.3.1 update.

Like the rest of the phone, the Passport's rear camera offers some delectable specs. We are talking about a 13MP snapper with Auto Focus, Optical Image Stabilization, and an f/2.0 aperture which should allow for quality pictures in low-light situations. The camera will feature 1080p video at 60fps. The snapper has 5X digital zoom, continuous and touch to focus, and image stabilization.

No BlackBerry has ever hit the market so well spec'd. The 4.5 inch 1440 x 1440 screen, along with the unique QWERTY keyboard, gives the BlackBerry Passport a design that you either love a whole lot, or hate. BlackBerry users in the past might have been happy with their phone for work, but many would have a second phone (an Apple iPhone or Android model) for play. We get the sense that BlackBerry CEO John Chen, believes that those purchasing the Passport won't require a second phone.

You can checkout a 1080p clip captured by the BlackBerry Passport, by clicking on the video below.



source: mobilenet.cz via Crackberry

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Passport
  • 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)

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35 Comments

1. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

You can say what ever you want but i still thinkg blackberry feels lika a big joke.

14. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you trolled all the way to this post just to make that statement?

19. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

oh tell me more :D i am laughing my lungs out with ur lame joke.

21. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Your comment is big joke,,, hater

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

john chen is proving his competance... passport looks pretty solid phone and bestly specd... I think after note 4 if any other phone can be a second option for proffesional n multimedia mix then it will be a passport... infact passport will surpass note 4 at proffesional front

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Dang! I really wish this phone ran Android...

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Would be an incredible Android phone. I'd love to see Blackberry make a version of Android with some Blackberry "secret sauce" for added security that was compatible with the common uses of root. Cannibalize yourself before your competitors do.

18. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

it can run android apps but not root privelage.

22. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

It' runs android ..... Two OS's.....yup

3. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Cotton Candy Rockets?!

4. Mrmark

Posts: 389; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

The OIS if that is what it has looks great and is working great

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

The more information that's released about this phone, the more we see not only how good it's going to be, but also that BlackBerry is putting in a whole lot of effort to make this a great handset. Haters and trolls can say what they will, but this phone is DEFINITELY NOT a joke, and CERTAINLY DOES NOT need to run any other OS, including Android. Those of us who use/have used BB10 know how great the OS is. With the hardware specs on this phone, as well as the BB10 software, this phone is DEFINITELY destined to be an awesome handset! Great job, BlackBerry!

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I agree completely. BB10 is not a bad OS. Unfortunately, it is not a popular OS. Hopefully the Passport will help change this. Mobile consumers would truly benefit from the recovery and resurgence of an innovative company like Blackberry.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree with your statement completely. BlackBerry 10 isn't a popular OS among consumers. There has been, however, some slight gains in that retrospect. Consumer opinion about BlackBerry is slowly changing. Hopefully, with the Passport being released, consumers will take a second look at this awesome OS.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Do you know when the Passport is going to be available in the US? I'd love to try one of these in person. As I said in another message, the Passport is the first design in a long time that treats the phone as a small portable computer instead of something made primarily for talking. It looks like a great balance of form and functionality.

15. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

For the US I would say Verizon & At&t would be your best bet. Though it will be available through BB's website as well.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Thanks! Is it supposed to be available next month?

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, next month is a safe bet. October the latest.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's going to be released in September or October. My bet is September. Carriers in the U.S. will most likely be Verizon and AT&T, at first. Sprint may carry one later on, as they carry the Q10.

8. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Times sell off and go to Android. This phone is not going to sell well

13. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Still trolling away huh? Never anything of quality to say.

9. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

The clip was jumpy, hopefully this is not the final version. Love the design of this phone especially doing company email, (no offensive)I hate this iphone they gave us to use for our company email!!..it's a joke!

12. mihulsingh

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

Why do people keep saying "I wish it was an android phone"? BB10 has Android runtime built in and it has got better with the 10.3 update. You can run almost all of the android apps flawlessly. I have a Q5 and its brilliant.

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

For me, I like Android because the user can customize it to their heart's content. I like the apps like Xposed and XPrivacy and many other apps that require "root" privileges. BB10 is a decent OS, but it is not nearly as customization friendly as Android.

26. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

BlackBerry10 is an incredible OS and I still don't get why so many people (not you) hate it so much... I can't wait to get 10.3.1.. it will be awesome... And I hope BlackBerry will stop someday to produce phones with 1+ years old specs... but fortunately they keep doing a phenomenal job with the OS

28. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"BlackBerry10 is an incredible OS and I still don't get why so many people (not you) hate it so much..." I believe BB10 is based on the QNX Neutrino RTOS. It's a good platform to build a phone OS on. Hopefully Blackberry will continue their resurgence. More products like the Passport can only help.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

BB10 is indeed based on the QNX Neutrino RTOS. It's a great OS, and keeps on getting better with each update. IMO, BB10 and Android are the two best OS's out in the market today.

20. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

Haters gonna hate , potatoes gonna potate. blackberry rocks , period !!

23. farzad_funny

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Not bad Blackberry

30. hooman

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

This isn't as beautiful as I thought.... I think iphone 6 will more beautiful than this... after all I love Samsung...but we must wait and see...

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