BlackBerry Passport will be released next month

    Lyrical digression
    I thought for a long time whether to write an article about this smartphone or not, because The announcement of this device was made relatively long ago and all the characteristics are already known. Therefore, this article will not be some kind of revelation for those who already know about this smartphone. I just decided to summarize and collect all the information in one place, and it seems to me that the review of this gadget hasn’t happened yet.

    While most people are waiting for the release of a new smartphone from Apple and Samsung, one Canadian company, which almost sold , continues to release its devices with a qwerty keyboard almost without noise. In September this year, a new, almost square, smartphone from BlackBerry called BlackBerry Passport will be released.

    According to Canadians, the smartphone will be equipped with:
    Screen : TFT IPS 4.5 "with a resolution of 1440x1440px, touch screen, capacitive
    Screen protection : Gorilla Glass 3
    Processor : four-core MSM8974 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800)
    Video accelerator: Adreno 330 OpenGL
    Operating system : BlackBerry OS 10.3
    RAM: 3GB
    Memory : built-in 32GB + microSD support up to 64GB
    Camera : front 2MP and 13MP back
    Video : 1920 × 1080px @ 60 FPS
    Multimedia : supports audio formats - mp3, wav, flac, aac, ogg, video - mp4, avi, wmv, 3gp, FM radio
    Headphone jack : 3.5mm jack
    Communication : GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, LTE, HSPA
    SIM card type and number -to : one nanoSIM
    Optional : Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA , GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0 accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, light and distance sensor, qwerty-keyboard
    Battery : non-removable at 3450 mAh
    Dimensions: 128 x 90.3 x 9.6
    Weight : 194 grams
    Price : approximately 27 thousand rubles
    Sample photos and videos

    This smartphone fits easily in a pocket, but because of its width it is inconvenient to hold with one hand unless, of course, you have a palm width of more than nine centimeters, but despite this it is perfectly balanced. The back side is covered with special material that prevents the device from sliding in the hand.
    Visual comparison of BlackBerry with others
    Samsung Galaxy miniS5 - BlackBerry Passport - BlackBerry z30 Nokia Lumia 1520 - BlackBerry Passport

    Under the touch screen is a qwerty-keyboard with 29 buttons, 27 of which are reserved for the letters of the English alphabet. At first, the keyboard may seem a little uncomfortable, but you quickly get used to it, because it has a good grip, you can even type text with your eyes closed and you will almost never make a mistake. When printing text, word prompts appear and the word can be “reset” to the screen, which significantly increases the printing speed. Also, the system itself adapts to the printing style and when you click on the first letter it already offers a word that will most likely be used.
    And some more photos

    This short review was prepared based on materials from and .
    I hope that if one of the habrahabr users purchases this device, he will make a more complete review with a crash test.
    PS If you find any grammatical errors / typos, please write in a personal.
    UPD: video review in Czech

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