BlackBerry still wants to recapture the market that was lost to smartphones running Google’s Android operating system and Apple’s iPhone even in the Philippines. Although we still see a lot of old Blackberry phones, we are pretty sure the numbers have diminished. So Blackberry has officially launched the Passport, the newest smartphone from the company with a square-shaped design and a physicial QWERTY keyboard.
- 2.26GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- Adreno 330 graphics
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD display (1440 x 1440 pixels) 453 ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Physical QWERTY keyboard
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash
- 2 megapixel front facing camera
- LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 3,450 mAh Li-Ion battery
- BlackBerry OS 10.3
BlackBerry Passport is already available in stores for P35,790. Although BlackBerry no longer has stores in the country, retailers like MemoXpress and Hello Telecom still sells BlackBerry. You can also buy them on the newly renovated The Hive store in Glorietta 3.