BlackBerry Passport in Malaysia: Features, Specs, Price

BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry Passport, the company’s 2014 flagship smartphone, is now available in Malaysia. BlackBerry Passport features a 4.5-inch square (1:1 ratio) display and new QWERTY touch-enabled keyboard.

After the all touchscreen BlackBerry Z30 last year, BlackBerry Passport is no longer following the common smartphone design in the market. It is square shape.

BlackBerry Passport’s 4.5-inch display has 1440 x 1440 pixels (453 ppi) covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The wider display allows you to see more content in width, without rotating your phone. You will see full desktop version of websites, view more map details, and view more columns in documents.

BlackBerry Passport design
BlackBerry Passport design

BlackBerry Passport’s physical keyboard is also touch-enabled. It responses to finger swipes to scroll web pages, move cursor and more.

Inside the square body, BlackBerry Passport is powered by a quad core 2.2 GHz processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB memory. It equipped with a 13MP OIS rear camera and 2MP front camera.

Enhanced by BlackBerry Natural Sound Technology,
BlackBerry Passport’s speakers and a quad microphone system able to deliver better call sound quality.

BlackBerry Passport has a huge 3450 mAh build-in non-removable battery. The company claims that it has up to 30 hours battery life.

BlackBerry OS 10.3

BlackBerry Passport and Porsche Design P’9983 are the first devices with pre-installed with BlackBerry OS 10.3 with new features like BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Assistant, and Amazon Appstore.

BlackBerry Blend
BlackBerry Blend
  • BlackBerry Blend brings messages and content on BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet. You will able to get notifications, BBM or text messages, access documents, calendar, contacts and media on Mac, Windows, Android and iOS devices – even when you don’t have BlackBerry phone with you.
  • BlackBerry Assistant is your personal assistant on BlackBerry (think: Siri, Google Now). It allows you to send commands through voice and text.
  • Amazon Appstore allows you to directly buy, install, and run Android apps on BlackBerry smartphone. No conversion needed. Amazon Appstore is operated by for its Fire devices (Android clone devices). It has fewer apps than Google Play store, the total apps is more than 240,000 in June 2014.

BlackBerry Passport specs in a pic

BlackBerry Passport Spec Sheet
BlackBerry Passport Spec Sheet

Price and Availability

BlackBerry Passport launch
L-R: Mr. Ben Quirin, Managing Director of Indochina at BlackBerry and Mr Koay Seng Tian, Product Manager at BlackBerry Malaysia flanked by models at the launch of the BlackBerry Passport in Malaysia

BlackBerry Passport will be available through BlackBerry’s authorized carrier, Celcom, from October 10, 2014; and through other partners ranging the product from November 1, 2014. BlackBerry Passport retail price in Malaysia is RM2,399.

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