Within a week of its official unveiling at three simultaneous events held in Toronto, London and Dubai, BlackBerry’s new flagship the BlackBerry Passport has been launched in India. The smartphone is available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon’s Indian site up to October 10.
BlackBerry Passport is priced at INR 49,990 (about $810) in India which is at par with the prices of many current flagship Android phones in the market, but its price is much more compared to iPhone 5s which is being offered at heavily discounted prices by e-commerce sites in India. However, customers who pre-order the BlackBerry Passport through Amazon will receive a gift card worth INR 5000 and 5000 Jet privilege miles.
The BlackBerry Passport is the size of an actual international passport and has an unusual square-shaped 4.5-inch touch screen display with resolution of 1440x1440p. The handset also has a unique 3-row QWERTY keypad doubling up as a touch sensitive swipe-pad. Other specs include Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and Adreno 330 GPU for graphics. The BlackBerry Passport will have a 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2 magapixel front shooter. The handset will come with the latest BlackBerry OS 10.3 with voice assistant, android app support and pre-loaded BlackBerry World and Amazon Appstore.