Written by: Michael Garwood
Posted on: 24 September 2014. Tags: BlackBerry Passport, Bold, Classic, Mobile News
Passport is first smartphone released by Canadian manufacturer in more than a year. Device also includes updated BB1o operating system.
BlackBerry has today unveiled its first handset in more than a year with the BlackBerry Passport.
The new handset, the first since the Z30 in October last year (UK) were unveiled as part of a global launch event held in London’s plush Hyatt Regency Hotel this afternoon (September 24).
It will run on its new BB10.3 operating system, an update to BB10 which first launched on the Z10 and Q10 handsets first unveiled in January 2013.
Key features on the Passport include a 4.5-inch touchscreen together with a three-row QWERTY keypad, 13-megapixel camera (rear), 3,450 mAh battery, gorilla glass, Three built in microphones, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal memory (up to 128 with MicroSD).
The Passport was originally unveiled by the firm’s president and chief executive John Chen during its quarterly earnings call back in June this year, although no specifications were discussed.
BlackBerry COO Marty Beard