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Blackberry Passport to cost $599

News by Luke Jones on Monday September 22, 2014.

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The Blackberry Passport
The Blackberry Passport

Blackberry may be off most people's radar when it comes to buying a new smartphone, but the Canadian company is about to release one of the most interesting handsets of the year. The Blackberry Passport will land as a unique smartphone in a sea of devices that all offer the same form factor. Whether that uniqueness turns to sales remains to be seen, but the company's CEO has today said how much the handset will cost.

Blackberry CEO John Chen sat down with the Wall Street Journal for a chat about the company and in the process revealed that the Blackberry Passport would cost $599 off contract when it launches in the US, while the price in other markets will fluctuate around that general cost depending on certain market factors.

The Passport is trying to appeal to business minded enterprise and personal consumers, and features a full QWERTY keyboard and a 1440x1440 perfectly square touch screen. We are really eager to get our hands on this device, but would you be willing to pay that amount of money to get one? After-all that is flagship cost.

the Passport will nestle itself nicely into flagship territory with a quad core processer paired with 3GB of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, and a 13 megapixel rear camera.

source: Wall Street Journal

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