While the iPhone 6 is still all the rage in the tech world and beyond with Apple selling 10 million units in mere days, there is another phone that’s set to hit the market but comes at a hefty price. Blackberry will be releasing their new model, the Blackberry Passport, tomorrow in the US and may soon hit Canada, the UK and Dubai.
The square 4.5-inch screen is said to show 60 characters per line versus competing phones that show only 40. The HD-ready device also has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage along with the ability to include a microSD card, which adds up to 64GB. Though these improvements sound great for business owners, the first phone from Blackberry in over a year will land you in the hole for $599.
While the price seems fairly high, the Passport goes up against phones like Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5, which are actually proven to be more expensive. However, the Passport might not hold up to the ever-changing standards of today’s technological connoisseur. While most popular phones have converted to strictly screen keyboards, Blackberry continues to stick to their outdated buttons on their unusually wide keyboard. This also brings up another question: how comfortable will it be to text or even make phone calls?
While the phone might be hit or miss for regular users, Blackberry seems like they are targeting business owners with the new model. Matt Young of the Blackberry blog states that ‘The Passport is like the IMAX of productivity, and you don’t have to sacrifice screen real estate, vertically or horizontally.’ With that kind of capability, the phone is ‘the ideal device for reading e-books, viewing documents and browsing the web.’
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