BlackBerry unveiled its Passport phablet which was launched in the Indian market yesterday. It’s priced 50k INR and its surely overpriced. If BlackBerry could have launched it for little lesser then it could have been better for its sales report but now very few are going to notice its presence in any store. BlackBerry is struggling to find its grip over the customers without compromising the security it offers with each of its device. They are aware of the fact that their main customer base is people with business profile and BlackBerry Passport is a great attempt to mature their share in the pie. I’ll help you get a glimpse of the phone here so that you’re aware about it if you wish to buy it once it’s available.
Last month, BlackBerry launched its Z3 affordable smartphone in the Indian market through Flipkart and offline retailers which got attention from users but didn’t worked as expected and later BlackBerry even dropped its price. Let’s see how people react to the BlackBerry Passport since its differently sized and quit distinguished than normal phablet we see from Micromax, Samsung or any other brand in country.
BlackBerry Passport Specs & Features
To start with, it name says a lot about its overall form factor and size. It’s just the size of a passport we usually keep with us and no doubt, its name is attractive. It measures 128×90.3mm in size maintaining thickness of just 9.3 mm. Its bit heavier than you may be expecting hitting 194 gram on the calculator. Hosting a nano-SIM card slot it houses QWERTY keypad (included within three rows) under the square sized display.
- Snapdragon 800’s quad-core 2.26GHz processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage
- Up to 64GB Expandable via microSD card
- 4.5 inch IPS LCD Display
- 1440×1440 pixels of Resolution
- Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
- 13MP Rear Camera with LED flash
- Autofocus and OIS
- 2MP Front Camera
- GPS, FM Radio and HTML5 Browser
- 3450mAh battery
After knowing its specs you must be expecting it to arrive with price tag anything between 30-38k INR (but it’s overly priced). It runs on BlackBerry 10.3 OS which is the most recent iteration but to get used to you need to remember lots of gestures which is simple but takes time to get familiar with.
If BlackBerry’s thinking to make cash out of this device and also find its lost grip with such high pricing then it’s unlikely to happen. Indian users are already addicted with phablets from Samsung, Micromax, LAVA, XOLO and not to forget, they are waiting for iPhone 6 Plus eagerly.