After months of rumors, leaks and speculations, BlackBerry is back in the smartphone business with its newest Passport handset. The company launched the smartphone on Wednesday at events in Toronto, Dubai, and London.
The company had already revealed the price of the smartphone earlier this week, with BlackBerry CEO John Chen saying it would be priced at $599 (more than Rs. 35,000) for the unlocked version in the US.
But this post isn't about all its specifications, and there are chances that you already know. But we are more interested about its features that will also be arriving with the new handset.
Hence, here's a look at the handset's top 5 features that you should know about.
Big Touchscreen On Offer
The BlackBerry Passport has a large square touch screen that provides great viewing and reading experience, offering you wider vision that unleashes your capabilities. It is designed for a better web browsing, reading, apps, editing and maps experience.
Brand new Touch Keyboard
The BlackBerry Passport's physical keyboard gives you more typing accuracy and leaves you more screen space for viewing. It is also touch-enabled, so you can perform many functions right on the keyboard. It's responsive to touch so you can scroll web pages, flick to type or slide along the keys to move the cursor.
The company says that the BlackBerry Passport delivers its best battery performance to date with a massive 3450 mAh battery and optimization of power consumption in BlackBerry 10. With up to 30 hours of battery life, users can be confident that the phone will keep going.
Dedicated Personal Assistant
BlackBerry Assistant allows you to manage your email, contacts, calendar and other BlackBerry 10 features through voice and text commands. It helps you to execute tasks quickly such as responding to important emails, scheduling a meeting or getting directions.
All Messages In One Place
BlackBerry Hub is what you will get here. BlackBerry Hub is the one place to manage all the emails, texts, BBM, phone calls, social media and more. The all-new instant actions feature will allow you to quickly organize and action your inbox without having to go into each individual message.