BlackBerry’s Upcoming ‘Passport’ is an UGLY Looking, Squarish Smartphone
BlackBerry is struggling to find a name for itself on the quickly evolving world of smartphones. The company which has even gone through an aggressive rebranding which involved changing its name from RIM to BlackBerry, has now finally managed to register at least some profits. During BlackBerry’s quarterly earnings report, John Chen announce that the company’s next smartphones will be released this September and there are going to be 3 of them.
BlackBerry Passport – a design flop?
The first device to get launched is the BlackBerry Passport, one that has already been described as bizarre and ugly looking on social networks. As you can see for yourself in the above image, the Passport is a squarish device which, you guessed it, resembles a passport with its 4.5-inch display running at 1,440 x 1,440. However, it boasts a pixel density of 452 pixels per inch, which is quite impressive.
There have been similarly sized smartphones on the past, like the Pantech Pocket, the Motorola Flipout or the LG Optimus Vu and neither of them managed to convince consumers with their unique forms, so that’s why I think Blackberry’s Passport will have the same fate.
BlackBerry Z3 and BlackBerry Classic
While the success of the BlackBerry Passport is uncertain, fans of the Canadian company are looking forward to the launch of the BlackBerry Classic, which is a mix between the current BlackBerry Q10 and the Bold 9900 being powered by BlackBerry OS 10. The smartphone will come with 3.5-inch touchscreen and will sport BlackBerry’s trademark hardware navigation keys and an optical trackpad button. It could also get launched by the end of 2014, as these are BlackBerry’s smartphones for 2015.
As for the Z3, it has already been launched in Indonesia and is expected to make its debut for Indian customers any time now. Blackberry