During a special meeting that was live-streamed yesterday, BlackBerry revealed some new devices that they will be launching in the financial year of 2015, presenting a slideshow that shown the device’s design and features, as well as the name Passport.
BlackBerry Passport is a 4.5 inch smartphone that features a physical QWERTY keyboard, and a design that brings the old square resolution back, featuring a 1440 x 1440 pixel resolution display. This also means that the phone is a little wider, sized at 3.18 inches wide, it should provide an easy to use keyboard and a screen that makes video viewing as nice as it can be on a square display with a 1:1 aspect ratio.
There are some changes, the most notable being the manufacture’s switch from a four-row layout to a three-row layout, moving the space bar from the fourth row, up to the third, placed in-between the V and B keys.
Aside from that BlackBerry didn’t announce any more specifications for the Passport, but did confirm that the phone will be launched at a UK event in September.
When we do hear more, we will let you know.