The upcoming BlackBerry Passport is an unusual smartphone having a square 4.5-inch QHD screen with a resolution of 1440x 1440. The handset was unveiled by BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen himself recently. Now a leaked hands-on video gives a good idea about the smartphone.
A unique feature of the BlackBerry Passport is its three-row QWERTY keyboard and a virtual 4th row above it on the screen that automatically shows the numbers and symbols based on what you are typing. For example, the @ symbol is displayed when you are typing an email or the ‘: ‘ and ‘/’ are displayed when you are surfing the web. If you have made a mistake, you can just swipe back to delete it. According to BlackBerry, this ‘smart’ keyboard will enable users to type ‘faster than ever before’.
Now, a video has been uploaded on YouTube showing how the BlackBerry Passport operates. It shows how the QWERTY keyboard also works as a touchpad. The touch-enabled keyboard enables you to scroll the apps, emails and web pages by just brushing your fingers lightly over the keys. You can double-tap the keyboard to position the cursor wherever you want it on the screen.
You can watch the video for yourself here:
The BlackBerry Passport features a 3GB of RAM and a powerful 3450mAh battery. For better sound, it has stereo speakers and four microphones on board. The smartphone has the BlackBerry 10.3 OS and comes with the BlackBerry Assistant.
The BlackBerry Passport is expected to be launched sometime in September this year but its pricing is not yet known.