BlackBerry Passport Cell Phone is now official. Blackberry has announced the Phone with high end specifications. The phone will be available in White and Black Color options and will go on sale in US, Canada, the UK, France and Germany. The Unlocked version is priced at $599 which turns to Rs. 36,000. The phone is expected to be announced in India at an event held next week. BlackBerry has also promised to make handset available in 30 more countries by years end.
BlackBerry Passport Features
The latest offering from the company is 2G, 3G and 4G-LTE capable and comes with a 4.5-Inch Square IPS LCD Display with 1440 x 1440 Pixels Resolution. The Screen has 453ppi Pixel Density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for further protection. It also has 3-row BlackBerry Capacitive Touch Keyboard with Contextual Auto Correction, Next Word Prediction and Personalized Learning Engine.
The BlackBerry Passport Internal hardware consists of 2.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974-AA Processor coupled with Adreno 330 GPU (450MHz). The Chipset is backed by 3GB of LPDDR3 (800MHz) RAM which ensures smooth lag free performance. The phone has 32GB of built in storage which is further expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD Card.
The handset is backed with 3450 mAh integrated non removable battery that gives 23 Hours of 3G talk time as per company claims. The phone will run on BlackBerry OS 10.3 and comes with pre-installed applications like BlackBerry Hub (Email and Social Messaging), Universal Search, Calendar, Contacts, Browser, Text Messaging, Clock, Calculator, Documents To Go™, Print To Go™, File Manager, Adobe® Reader, BlackBerry® Remember (memos /tasks) etc.
The Blackberry Passport specs also include a 2 Mega Pixels front camera with features like Image / Video Stabilization , 3x Digital Zoom, 720p Recording. The phone also has a 13 Mega Pixel Main shooter on the back with 5-Element f/2.0 Lens, 6DOF Video Stabilization, Optical Image Stabilization, Back Side Illumination, LED Flash, Auto Focus, Touch Focus, 5x Digital Zoom, 1080p Video, 720p @ 60 Fps
In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band, DLNA, Bluetooth V4.0 with A2DP / LE, MicroUSB V2.0 (SlimPort), FM Radio with RDS, NFC, GPS / GLONASS, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.
BlackBerry Passport Specifications
|Body||Dimensions||128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm|
|SIM||Single Nano SIM|
|Bands||GSM||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|WCDMA||850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G-LTE||700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz|
|Data Speed||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE|
|Display||Size||4.5-Inch Square (Diagonal)|
|Technology||IPS LCD Capacitive Touch Screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection|
|Resolution||1440 x 1440 Pixels, 1:1 Aspect ratio|
|Pixel Density||453ppi, 24 Bit Color Depth|
|Chipset||CPU||2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974-AA Processor|
|GPU||Adreno 330 @ 450 MHz|
|RAM||3GB LPDDR3 @ 800 MHz|
|Expandable||Expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD Card|
|Camera||Front||2 Mega Pixels, Image / Video Stabilization , 3x Digital Zoom, 720p Recording|
|Rear||13 Mega Pixels|
|Camera Features||5-Element f/2.0 Lens, 6DOF Video Stabilization, Optical Image Stabilization, Back Side Illumination, LED Flash, Auto Focus, Touch Focus, 5x Digital Zoom, 1080p Video, 720p @ 60 Fps|
|Operating System||Blackberry OS 10.3|
|Battery||Capacity||3450 mAh integrated non removable|
|Talk Time||Up to 18 Hours (2G) / 23 Hours (3G)|
|Standby||Up to 18 Days (2G) / 18.5 Days (3G)|
|Data Feature||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Dual Band, DLNA|
|Bluetooth||Yes, V4.0 with A2DP, LE|
|USB||MicroUSB V2.0, Slimport|
|GPS||Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|FM Radio||Yes, with RDS|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Time of Flight, Ambient Light|
|Format||Audio*||WAV, AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA, MIDI, FLAC, eAAC+|
|Video*||3GP, MP4, AVI, H.264, H.263|
|Others||SNS applications, Photo viewer/editor, Document viewer, Organizer, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input|
|Keyboard||Capacitive Touch 3-row BlackBerry Keyboard, Contextual Auto Correction, Next Word Prediction, Personalized Learning Engine|