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Specs leak for the BlackBerry Passport: 3GB of RAM, huge battery and OIS

Specs leak for the BlackBerry Passport: 3GB of RAM, huge battery and OIS
Next month, Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry will each introduce an eagerly awaited device. The Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the BlackBerry Passport are the three models. For BlackBerry, having a phone that everyone is talking about is a bit unusual. We haven't seen such a buzz around a new 'Berry since the BlackBerry Storm, and we all know how that turned out.

But it is a whole new regime up in Waterloo, and CEO John Chen is a successful turnaround artist. The BlackBerry Passport is the first high-end model to be produced during Chen's reign, and includes a unique QWERTY keyboard that doubles as a trackpad. With three rows of physical keys (all letters, no punctuations or numbers), a row of virtual keys will appear based on the context of what you are writing. Authoring a text? You will see a virtual key for "@". Browsing the web? Virtual keys will include a colon (":") and a backslash ("/").

The BlackBerry Passport offers a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 1440, resulting in a pixel density of 453ppi. To put that in perspective, that tops the 441ppi pixel density of the HTC One (M8). Gorilla Glass 3 protects the screen from scratches and the 1:1 aspect ratio means that the screen is box shaped. A quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 is under the hood, with the Adreno 330 GPU crunching graphics. 3GB of RAM is on board and there is 32GB of native storage. The hot swappable microSD slot has a 32GB capacity. A 13MP rear-facing camera includes OIS, and there is a 2MP front-facing snapper. Keeping the lights on all day is the 3450mAh battery. A nano SIM card slot is included, and the dimensions are 128 x 90.3 x 9.3mm (9.6mm where the camera is).

Now go wipe the drool off your mouth. This is obviously the most delectable 'Berry since, well, ever. It might not be enough to get Android, iOS or even Windows Phone users to switch. But what the Passport will do, is introduce many more BlackBerry users to BlackBerry 10 and this just might keep the company's handset business alive. 

source: N4BB via Crackberry

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