BlackBerry Passport Expected to Launch at Company's September 24 Event

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BlackBerry Passport Expected to Launch at Company's September 24 Event

BlackBerry on Tuesday has started sending invites to an event in Dubai, London and Toronto on September 24, where it is expected to launch its unique square-shaped smartphone - the BlackBerry Passport.

While the company hasn't mentioned that it will unveil the anticipated BlackBerry Passport smartphone on September 24 event, it invites media persons to be among the first to "See the bigger picture."

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Previously, BlackBerry's CEO John Chen had confirmed that the Passport will launch in September at an event in London. Last month, the Canadian manufacturer had even started taking pre-registrations for the square-shaped Passport smartphone. The dedicated pre-registration page is still live, and interested consumers can sign-up to get more details about the smartphone.

Although the design of the BlackBerry Passport is already official, the manufacturer had only revealed it to feature a 4.5-inch 1440x1440 pixel resolution display with a pixel density of 453ppi.

Other purported specifications of the device include a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974-AA) processor; an Adreno 330 GPU; 3GB of RAM; 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB); a 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor; a 2-megapixel front camera, and a 3450mAh battery.

The BlackBerry Passport is said to measure 128x90.3x9.3mm, and weigh 194.4 grams. The smartphone is likely to support Nano-SIM while supporting Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, NFC, GPS, Glonass, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and 4G LTE connectivity options.

The anticipated device was featured in a review by Czech website Mobilenet.cz. Apart from revealing the specifications in detail, the alleged BlackBerry Passport review mentions the smartphone will arrive in Europe in October at a price of CZK 16,000 (roughly Rs. 45,800)
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