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First look: BlackBerry Passport smartphone in Singapore

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

BlackBerry officially launched the new Passport smartphone in Singapore tonight. It has actually gone on sale with the three main Telcos in Singapore for S$938 (incl. GST but excluding line contract) on 26 September.

First impressions: Overall, the BlackBerry Passport is a handsome and sturdy smartphone that puts greater productivity on the fingertips of road warriors.

First impressions: Overall, the BlackBerry Passport is a handsome and sturdy smartphone that puts greater productivity on the fingertips of road warriors.

The square-screen design is really unique and gives a beefy look to the phone.

The build looks sturdy and with the squarish aspect ratio, is probably less bendable than the usual longish form factor of regular smartphones.

The BlackBerry Passport with a square screen.

The BlackBerry Passport with a square screen.

The wider screen makes reading documents a lot easier, without having to scroll left-right in addition to scrolling up and down.

The Passport is definitely too wide for one-handed operation – but who uses a BlackBerry with one hand anyway?

And since people expect to use two hands when using the Passport, ladies with smaller palms may not object too much to the increased girth of the new smartphone.

As expected, the physical QWERTY keyboard makes typing so much easier than on a virtual keyboard onscreen, especially for ladies with long nails.

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New arrivals: BlackBerry Passport smartphone in Singapore

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

BlackBerry Passport targets productivity for professionals with square (1440 x 1440 pixels) touch screen and QWERTY touch-enabled keyboard. Available from tomorrow, 26 September, 2014 (M1, SingTel, StarHub) at S$938 (incl. GST).

Inspired by actual passports, the universal symbol of mobility, the size and form factor of BlackBerry Passport is portable enough to easily tuck into pockets and use wherever you go.

Inspired by actual passports, the universal symbol of mobility, the size and form factor of BlackBerry Passport is portable enough to easily tuck into pockets and use wherever you go.

BlackBerry has launched its new smartphone in Singapore – the Passport, targeted towards business professionals looking for greater productivity.

The smartphone utilises Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the display and forged stainless steel for added strength and durability.

The large square screen is designed for viewing and creating content, and everyday tasks like reading and writing emails, reviewing and editing documents, web browsing, and map navigation.

The large square screen is designed for viewing and creating content, and everyday tasks like reading and writing emails, reviewing and editing documents, web browsing, and map navigation.

The BlackBerry Passport includes the first touch-enabled keyboard with gestures that make typing, editing and navigating more efficient and accurate.

According to a BlackBerry user study, BlackBerry Passport’s new QWERTY keyboard is almost four times more accurate than BlackBerry 10 virtual keyboards – the error rate is on average 74% lower – so there are fewer typos.

The BlackBerry Passport and the Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry are the first devices to launch on BlackBerry’s latest OS platform, BlackBerry 10.3.

They come preloaded with new productivity-enhancing features including BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Assistant, as well as the BlackBerry World storefront and Amazon Appstore, offering access to apps for work and play.

Highlight features of the BlackBerry Passport include:

  • High-Resolution Square Screen – The BlackBerry Passport includes a 4.5 square-inch screen with a 1:1 aspect ratio, 1440 x 1440 pixel (453 dpi) HD display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added strength.

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