BlackBerry Passport squares up to conventional smartphone design

blackberry passportFed up with all phones following the same overall design? Well, it looks like the BlackBerry Passport is treading its own path.

The BlackBerry Passport hasn’t really been officially announced but the BlackBerry blog seems pretty happy with how the previews have been going.

The Passport features a unique design and features a 4.5-inch square display with a confirmed resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels, and you’ll find a three row QWERTY keyboard underneath that screen. To me, a BlackBerry should always have a QWERTY board.

The Passport is also rumored to come with a quad core Snapdragon 801 processor from Qualcomm, plus 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.

The new BlackBerry will feature a 3.7 megapixel selfie snapper but there’s no word regarding the main rear firer, but an 8MP sensor has been rumoured.

BlackBerry are expected to launch the new BlackBerry Passport some time in September when it will land with BlackBerry 10.3 which will also squirt on to existing handsets in December.

This is the first BlackBerry in a while I’d like to get my paws on.