Blackberry's new Passport is unlike any other

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story imageBlackberry has released a phone that either pushes the boundary of phone design in useful ways, or proposes a new and unusable form factor, according to your personal pre-inclination. The Register reviews it and calls it crazy, but full of great ideas. It's square, for one, a radical departure from the candy-bar form factor so prevalent in modern smartphones. It's also sporting improvements to its QNX-based new OS, a great screen, and reportedly a 30 hour battery life. It runs Android apps natively, with no apparent lag or problem. Lastly, the keyboard doubles as a trackpad - something you'll either love or hate. The Guardian takes a look at it here, and offers some other insights. There are some lovely pictures at The Verge, who conclude, by they way that they don't like it.

[Ed. note: Me, I want one.]

Re: Not square... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-25 19:27 (#2SXG)

Yes, square-ish. I fondly remembered my Nokia X5-01, sturdiest symbian phone that I ever had, with nice real buttons/keyboard. Good times.
(OT): Nice, I can has edit button now!
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