Check Out the Upcoming BlackBerry Passport's Square Display [Video]

Check Out the Upcoming BlackBerry Passport's Square Display [Video]

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Check out this video from Carphone Warehouse that reveals some of the features of the upcoming BlackBerry Passport. The video has been since been pulled, possibly because it went live early, but a copy is still available for viewing below.

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."

Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think!

[via Mikio]

Enzo - August 17, 2014 at 7:19am
it looks way too tick!!! nothin new, already LG have had a similar concept!
byronchurch - August 16, 2014 at 6:52pm
Nice Job BlackBerry! Bold, Creative, and Classy! Great name to!
zetaprime - August 15, 2014 at 8:21pm
I thought Blackberry went out of business. Guess they don't know when to give up already.
Alen - August 15, 2014 at 6:59pm
Next time try triangle...:P
Ghulam - August 15, 2014 at 6:56pm
They are following samsung foot steps! Bigger the screen better the phone! Fu*k rest of the features!
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