Saturday, October 25, 2014

BlackBerry Passport - first look

After being back-ordered for three weeks my new BlackBerry Passport finally showed up. First up, some specifications (full specs here): 

Size: 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm (5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 in)
Weight: 196 g (6.91 oz)
Keyboard: QWERTY, Capacitive touch 3-row BlackBerry keyboard 
Screen: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors - 1440 x 1440 pixels, 4.5 inches (~453 ppi pixel density) - Corning Gorilla Glass 3 
Connections: 3.5mm jack, microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort)
Memory: microSD, up to 128 GB; Internal: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC.
Camera: Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash. Secondary: 2 MP, 720p
O.S: BlackBerry 10.3 OS 
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801, CPU: Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh battery; Stand-by: Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 444 h (3G): Talk time: Up to 18 h (2G) / Up to 23 h (3G)

Next up, some pictures to show its relative size. The first is with a BB Torch II and an 'unopened' Medias W N05-E, the second with an 'open' N05-E, and the third with a Samsung Galaxy 4S...


Charged it, opened it up, popped in a microSD card and the nanoSIM (required a detour to the phone store) and was in business...

Some screen shots:





Some BlackBerry Passport Reviews:

A powerful, cumbersome love letter to physical keyboard fans
BlackBerry launches square-screen Passport in turnaround push 
BlackBerry Passport review: Getting stuff done or getting in the way?
BlackBerry Passport Review: A new twist on the classic QWERTY design 

BlackBerry Passport Review: When the Best You've Got Isn't Good Enough

Some BlackBerry Passport Video Reviews: 
BlackBerry Passport Review
BlackBerry Passport Hands-On

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