By now, most of the readers who follow BlackBerry would have known what Passport is. If you are not, it's a phone which breaks the rectangular design and chooses to follow a rather squarish display.
The smartphone has been leaked several times in the past and now yet again, the device has hit the online world. But this time around, it's being said that BlackBerry has come up for taking up square display.
BlackBerry Passport, which looks like LG's Vu smartphone, will feature a, 4.5-inch square screen. And the Canadian QWERTY device maker says that the square screen offers the same viewing space as a 5-inch display, but because of the increased width of the Passport's screen, BlackBerry promises that you'll have an "even better viewing experience."
Other rumored specifications include: 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 1440x1440 LCD display, and microSD and SIM card slots that load from the top. It is said to weigh approximate around 6 ounces 170 grams).
The company via a blog post, also says that based on "academic typology", the optimal number of characters on a single line in a book is 66 characters. Traditional, rectangular smartphones can only display 40 characters on a single line.
And in comparison, the Passport, according to the company can show up 60 characters on a single line, which should make the device better for browsing the web, reading e-books and viewing documents.
BlackBerry has also mentioned a range of groups for which the device is suitable. According to the company Passport's design would be suitable for architects, healthcare workers, financiers, and writers.
Via the image that clearly shows the device placed between Galaxy S5 at one side and iPhone 5 at the other, BlackBerry tries to convince the readers of the viewing comfort that users will experience in the Passport.