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.
Halobandit, a Twitter user sent a bunch of 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.
Based 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 of 453ppi.
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.
Recently, 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 developers.