BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Passport For Sale Starting 1st October [Report]  

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has planned an event on 24th September in three cities – Toronto, London and Dubai for which the invites have already been sent. The invite comes with a headline “See The Bigger Picture,” but it does not have any product details mentioned on it. This gives us a hint that they are talking about the release of BlackBerry Passport. However, the specific date has been unknown till now.

BlackBerry Passport on 1st October

But now BlackBerry OS claims that people can buy the Passport from mobile stores in Canada, Europe and the UAE beginning October 1. After one to two weeks the device will be released in US, as well. Vodafone Germany is also expected to offer the Passport, around the first week of October. The price of the handset is expected to be around $800. Last week, the company launched a marketing campaign for the new Passport in newspapers across Canada.

The specifications of the mobile include video recording capability of 4K along with BlackBerry OS1.0.3.1. The device is would have 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440*1440 pixels. It will be powered with a 3450mAh battery and 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. The device has a 13 megapixel rear camera along with five optical elements, maximum aperature of f/20.

Designed for professionals

BlackBerry Passport has been designed for the professionals. For this purpose the shape and size of the smartphone is also different from the other smartphones in the market. This flagship handset is designed keeping in mind the needs of professionals in varied fields such as the businessmen, doctors, etc. To demonstrate its capability, it released a picture of the device with an image of a chest x-ray on the device. The large-screen of the device will serve numerous purposes like medical imagery, technical schematics, spreadsheets and other documents.

The keyboard is also redesigned to a touch enabled one, which means that now the users will not need to press the keys for typing, but simply brushing the fingers over the keys would do the work. This will help in communicating in fast and clear manner. The U.S. used to be the strongest market for BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB), but now they do not see it as a potential market. Therefore, for the launch of the Passport no event is scheduled for US yet.