BlackBerry, at the company's earnings report and annual meeting
earlier in June, showed off the long-rumoured square-shaped
'Windermere' smartphone and also revealed that the handset will be
officially called BlackBerry Passport. BlackBerry's CEO John Chen also
that the Passport smartphone would launch in September at an event in
However, details regarding the new handset have been limited.
Now, thanks to CrackBerry we have been treated with a flurry of live
images of the BlackBerry Passport that show the handset in full glory. A
series of videos was also leaked, allegedly of the BlackBerry Passport.
a Twitter user sent a bunch
BlackBerry Passport images to the site, and one of them showed off the
yet-to-be-announced handset being sized up against the iPhone 4. The
leaked images show the square-shaped handset's front panel, which
appears to be majorly dominated by the display. There is a BlackBerry
logo branding at the rear panel.
The user has also revealed some
purported specifications of the handset, like a 3450mAh battery, 3GB of
RAM, 32GB of inbuilt storage, and LCD display, apart from top-loading
SIM and microSD card slots.
In one of the videos that surfaced online, the BlackBerry Passport's video playback functionality also seen.
on a BlackBerry developer listing, we already know that the Passport smartphone will sport a 4.5-inch
display with a resolution of 1440x1440 pixels and offer a pixel density
Other purported details leaked by a pre-release review of the BlackBerry Passport published by CrackBerry reveal BlackBerry
10.3 OS and a 3-megapixel font camera. Based on earlier leaks, the
handset is said to sport a 13-megapixel rear camera.
BlackBerry also showcased the BlackBerry Classic QWERTY smartphone at the company's earnings
report and annual meeting, which is slated to hit the market shelves
before end of this year, but did not give an exact release date. For the
BlackBerry Classic, the company had revealed that it would run
BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS, for which a separate SDK would be released for