After many months of leaks and teasers, the odd-looking BlackBerry Passport is finally due to be launched on September 24, it seems.
The Canadian company that makes it has just begun sending out invites for three events it will hold on that date, in three different locations: Toronto, Canada, London, UK, and Dubai, UAE.
Presumably all of these will happen at the same time, but nothing's certain yet as BlackBerry hasn't announced starting times. The company has a lot riding on the Passport, hoping that it will appeal to the die-hard BlackBerry fans. We'll see if that actually pans out.
Specs for the Passport got leaked a couple of weeks ago. You should expect it to come with a 4.5-inch LCD display with 1440x1440 resolution, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Running the show will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, aided by 3GB of RAM. The handset will have 32GB of built-in storage, expandable even further via microSD cards.
The rear camera will be a 13 MP unit with OIS, while the front-facing one will have 2 MP resolution. Connectivity-wise, the Passport will support LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC.
Keeping things powered up will be a huge 3,450 mAh battery. The Passport's dimensions are allegedly set to be 128 x 90.3 x 9.3mm, and it shall weigh 194.4g.
Warm welcome to BlackBerry Passport n 2nd inning will begin for BlackBerry,,,, good luck
Notice how lately Blackberry always launch new products on time. Even if the new passport doesn't sell by the millions i think that they benefited a lot with all the head turning publicity, and rave reviews. It got people talking positively about Bl...
ps i never thought much of BB - so, good job on you Blackberry!