The BlackBerry Passport is a squat, square device meant for keyboard fans. Let's take a closer look.
The BlackBerry Passport has a very distinctive squat, square chassis that will prove divisive.
The keyboard is the star of the show. It's touch-enabled, so you can use it as a sort of touchpad to scroll about websites and documents with. It feels great to type on, too.
The phone is wide -- too wide. The 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 (right) is actually more comfortable to hold, so folks with smaller hands may find the BlackBerry Passport a challenge.
The phone's square 4.5-inch display has a resolution of 1,440x1,440 pixels.
The Passport is fairly light at 6.9 ounces (196 grams), and is 9.1mm thick.
The BlackBerry Assistant is the company's take on personal assistants such as Siri, Google Now, and Cortana. You can ask it for sports scores, schedule a meeting or simply send a text, all using your voice.
The dedicated voice-assist button sits between the volume buttons. Press and hold to quickly access the BlackBerry Assistant.
BlackBerry OS 10.3 brings support for Android apps, care of the Amazon Appstore. It isn't nearly as full-featured as the Google Play store, but you'll find many popular Android apps.
The camera churns out serviceable photos; some details are softened, but images still look quite nice. You can also shoot in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, if the square 1:1 shots feel rather odd.
A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is accompanied by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space.
The microSD card slot can support up to 128GB of expandable memory, so many of your files can come along for the ride.
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