Blackberry Passport updates
The highly anticipated Blackberry Passport, codenamed Windermere, is only a few weeks away from being released in September. However, that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from working harder than ever, with its alleged full specifications having been leaked.
Blackberry announced the launch of the new handset earlier in the summer and while the Canadian company hasn’t been secretive about its existence, N4BB claims to have some new details about the smartphone’s specifications.
It will feature a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 square display, and at 3.18 inches, will be a very large device. It runs on Snapdragon’s 800 chipset with quad-core power coupled with 3GB of RAM. There will also be room for up to 64GB more storage via microSD for those who require it.
The Blackberry Passport is supposedly going to be the first smartphone to feature a touch-sensitive keyboard which acts as a TrackPad, allowing users to command various features, including word prediction and scrolling.
Interestingly enough, with a rumoured pixel density of 453ppi, the Blackberry Passport’s screen may be significantly more detailed than the iPhone 6 is rumoured to be. If this is true, it might just put it in good stead against Apple’s supposed September release.
Camera-wise, users can expect a 13-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), LED flash and 1080p 60FPS video recording. There will also be a 2MP front camera for the selfie-loving user.
With regards to battery life, the device comes with a large 3450mAh battery, perfect for those who travel and need to keep their Blackberry alive.
Blackberry has already said that the Passport is likely to be the first smartphone to use its voice-based virtual assistant, bringing it up to speed with the likes of Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana.
The Blackberry Passport is also supposedly going to be the first device to be used with the new Blackberry 0.3 Operating System.
According to N4BB, the Blackberry Passport isn’t the only smartphone that the company has up its sleeves, with the new member of its Porsche Design family, the Blackberry P’9983 ‘Khan’ also due later in 2014.
The P’9983 will allegedly have a 3.5 inch touchscreen, although it will not include a TrackPad like the Blackberry Passport. Memory-wise it will have 64GB and 3 GB RAM.
The news of Blackberry’s latest devices only adds to the excitement surrounding September’s smartphone extravaganza, which will see a number of the world’s leading manufacturers go head to head with their latest releases.
Not only does September bring the Blackberry Passport, but rumour has it Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha will also be hitting stores within the next month.