BlackBerry Passport

In times of growing touchscreen smartphones that sets yesterday in London presented BlackBerry Passport contrasting accents. Not only that, it comes with a physical keyboard, and the 4: 3-form factor should now ensure astonishment. At the same time, the company adapts to the needs of the mainstream and allows the use of Android Apps, for example via the pre-installed Amazon App Store. In the hands-on video of Techstage shows that the device is still more tricks up its sleeve has.

BlackBerry it has at the moment difficult to prevail in the market against competition – make yourself in the corporate sector both Android and iOS devices the company shares in dispute. Reacts one has the strong competitive pressure already the software side by the possibility of running Android apps that now almost easily and comfortably proceeds under the in-house OS. This also benefits the new BlackBerry Passport, which was presented yesterday and would like to inspire you with a mixture of distinctive hardware and software covered by multi Tipper and business customers for themselves.

The name of the BlackBerry Passport earned by its dimensions honest, since these correspond exactly to those of a passport – in detail these are 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm with a weight of 196 grams proud. Of course plugged into the smartphone sorts technology: Fitted is the Passport with a 4.5-inch display in a 1: 1 format with an unusual resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 pixels.

The sharpness is excellent with the pixel density of 451 ppi, and the quality of presentation is convincing at first glance. For adequate performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC-801, a quad core makes a clock speed of 2.3 GHz. In addition, there are 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory which can be expanded via microSD and a large 3450 mAh battery on board. According to BlackBerrys can be up 12 hours video viewing, reach a talk time of up to 23 hours or alternatively spend 18 days in standby. A 13 MP camera on the back, a 2 MP front camera, LTE and NFC complete the equipment of the device.

With dry specifications, the smartphone can hardly be adequately described. The processing of Passport is loud Techstage very well and with the physical keyboard, which has three rows, the BlackBerry Passport shows at first glance, directly as a true business device. The keyboard is on top of that also touch-sensitive, so they might be used to select word suggestions by swiping up or even when surfing the scroll wheel. While BlackBerry OS 3.10 brings an especially on communication designed surface with it, Android fans do not have to give up beloved apps – both APKs via sideload and apps from the first integrated Amazon App Store can be used with the BlackBerry Passport. The Passport will be available soon and hit with 599 euros.

September 26, 2014


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