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BlackBerry Passport smartphone video leaks online

BlackBerry Passport 4.5-inch smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and BlackBerry 10.1 OS
BlackBerry Passport
This new video shows the large 4.5-inch square screen and the interesting design of the handset, as well as the full QWERTY keyboard and BlackBerry 10.1 OS in action.

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The BlackBerry Passport has been in the rumor mill for a while and this is not the first time we see it online, but the new video produced by U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse is surely the best one showing the handset that has hit the Web so far. The hands-on video available at the end of this article reveals a few key features and the interesting layout of the upcoming BlackBerry 10.1 OS-powered smartphone.

Unlike any of its possible competitors, the BlackBerry Passport has a square screen with a diagonal size of 4.5 inches. These are its alleged features:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Memory/Storage: 3 GB RAM; 32 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 64 GB
  • Display: 4.5-inch capacitive multitouch with 1440 x 1440 pixels and 453 ppi
  • Cameras: front webcam (unknown resolution), 10 MP back 
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP, micro USB 2.0, NFC, GPS with A-GPS
  • Operating system: BlackBerry 10.1
  • Battery: embedded lithium-ion 3,450 mAh

The BlackBerry Passport will also feature a voice-enabled personal assistant like Siri or Cortana, as well as a touch-sensitive QWERTY keyboard which can also be used as a large touchpad. Unfortunately, there is no information about the release date, availability or pricing at this time. We will surely keep you posted as more info on this handset shows up.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-15 (Update: 2014-08-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.