Are current designs of smartphones irking you? Do you feel depressed watching the same old rectangular shapes over and over again? Blackberry has broken that monotony by launching a new model — it’s square and is dubbed the BlackBerry Passport.
The BlackBerry Passport will land with a full HD 4.5” screen that is square and will flaunt a viewing space as good as a 5” screen phone. Nonetheless, it’s the viewing ‘experience’ that will be boosted greatly. John Chen, Boss of BlackBerry, first unveiled the device back in June together with the company’s quarterly earnings report.
Matt Young revealed further the specifics on the “Inside BlackBerry” blog yesterday and contrasted the Passport to the IMAX movies screens and their resolutions of 16:9 whilst stating that; ‘The Passport is like the IMAX of productivity, and you don’t have to sacrifice screen real estate, vertically or horizontally.’
After numerous researches it has been found that optimal number of characters per line for a book is 66, nonetheless, the rectangular smartphones display just 40 characters. Passport that has the ability to display 60 characters per line will bring on an enhanced reading experience — whilst doing away with the need of switching between views: portrait and landscape mode.
BlackBerry has dubbed this model as the Passport as they feel that this smartphone will open new doors of opportunity the way a real passport does. However, nothing has been said about whether this phone will be comfortable to hold or its price.