BlackBerry’s most anticipated smartphone, Passport has been launched. The smartphone hit the Canadian markets first before making its way to the US and UK. Canadian carrier Telsu is giving out the Passport for $200 with a two-year contract, until October 1. Thereafter, it would attract a price-tag of $250.
Loyal fanbase of the brand in the US can get their hands on the Passport also; it would be available via AT&T for a two-year contract and on-top a price-tag of $250. The SIM-free unlocked version will be sold for $599 for a limited period. BlackBerry Passport originally cost $699 and would be in effect, immediately after the limited special offer.
BlackBerry also launched the Passport in 30 other countries including, Germany, France, Singapore and the UK where it cost £484 for an unlocked model.
The Passport is BlackBerry last chance to become relevant in the mobile community. It features a 4.5-inch (1440×1440) display, 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 3 GB of RAM. It is powered by BlackBerry OS 10.3 and comes with a 13 MP primary camera as well as a 2 MP front-facing camera. One of the best features is its 3,450 mAh battery, allowing the smartphone to last close to 40-hours on a single charge. On top of all these is a new, stylish and improved BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard for smartphone lovers who are tired touchscreen QWERTY functionality.