BlackBerry Passport makes its official debut

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 24, 2014, 7:59 pm CDT
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BlackBerry Passport makes its official debut

We’ve seen so much of the BlackBerry Passport that nothing much is new at this point, but today it has made its official debut, and with that comes a roster of everything you can expect from the device. In addition to the specs, we’ve got a device gallery available after the jump.

Blackberry’s square handset features a unique 1:1 aspect ratio, which is the device’s big bragging point. The display measures in at 4.5-inches and offers a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels and Gorilla Glass 3 to make it tough. This is joined by the familiar physical keyboard many BlackBerry fans love.

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The keyboard allows for a variety of functions, including things like scrolling through Web pages. The device features a 3450mAh battery promising up to 30 hours of mixed usage. Other hardware includes a quad-core 2.2GHz processor and 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization. The handset is loaded with BlackBerry 10.3 and pre-loaded with the Amazon Appstore.

The Passport also brings BlackBerry’s digital assistant, the aptly-named BlackBerry Assistant. With this, users can interact using text and voice commands, manage things like the calendar, and more. As we’ve previously reported, the phone will run you $599 USD in the United States, $699 in Canada, and £529 in the UK (€649 in both Germany and France).

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