The Passport is set to compete with the iPhone 6 this coming September. It features a large square display, a new touch-sensitive physical keyboard that recognizes gestures performed over it, as well as a new digital assistant with its own dedicated button. Carphone Warehouse also reveals that the smartphone's edging is made of stainless steel.
Last month, BlackBerry said it chose the 4.5-inch 1440x1440 sized display because it's optimized for working with documents.
"Academic research has shown that the optimal number of characters on a line in a book is 66 characters (most current rectangular smartphones show approx. 40 characters; the BlackBerry Passport will show 60 characters). The BlackBerry Passport offers its size and aspect ratio to accommodate these characters, making it the ideal device for reading e-books, viewing documents and browsing the web. No more worrying about portrait or landscape modes, and no; you aren’t missing anything."
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