While the critics have been somewhat upset with the square shape BlackBerry Passport, the company, meanwhile, is busy preparing to launch a gold version of its latest high-end handset.
BlackBerry made clear right from the outset that the Passport was intended to attract the enterprise market, and it's immediately apparent that this isn't a tech toy for the common people. That's why the form factor and design of the BlackBerry Passport hardly resemble close to other flagship products.
The Passport comes in porcelain white and piano black, but now BlackBerry is hoping to launch a gold variant to attract more users.
A gold version of the BlackBerry Passport made an unexpected appearance on Monday courtesy of leaked images obtained by CrackBerry. The images show golden colored BlackBerry Passport with a metal clad frame.
So far it is unknown whether the firm is planning to launch a "special-edition" of its latest premium handset onto market.
BlackBerry Passport has been well received amongst its core users. The company sold over 200,000 units only a couple of days after launching the monster phone.
As a piece of hardware, the BlackBerry Passport comes with a 4.5-inch display offering a resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 pixels that translates to 453ppi. It is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor coupled with a 3GB of RAM. The BlackBerry Passport runs on BlackBerry 10.3 OS. The Amazon Appstore come pre-installed on the device itself. Users can also download apps from the BlackBerry World.
In the imaging department, BlackBerry Passport surprisingly features a 13-megapixel camera with auto focus, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and an LED Flash. The rear camera is also capable of recording video in Full HD. There's a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter as well.
It houses a 32GB of native storage and also takes in a microSD card. Connectivity options include NFC, Miracast, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi , 4G LTE among others. Being a high-profile phone, the makers have added a large 3,450mAh battery. The phone's battery should last up to 30 hours on a single charge.
The BlackBerry Passport is now available in India at a price of Rs. 49,990. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!