BlackBerry press event set for September 24, Passport expected

BlackBerry will be hosting a launch event on September 24 across three cities to show the "bigger picture" as the company calls it.

It is believed that the event will see the launch of the BlackBerry Passport smartphone which has leaked numerous times in the past and features the traditional BlackBerry physical keyboard sans the navigation buttons.

According to the recently leaked hardware specifications, the BlackBerry Passport will feature a square shaped 4.5-inch display with 1440x1440 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad core processor, 3GB of RAM, 13 megapixel camera capable of recording up to 4K resolution videos, 32 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card, a 3450 mAh battery and full set of connectivity options including 4G LTE.

The Inside BlackBerry Blog has given three locations for the September 24 launch event which include, Toronto, London and Dubai. The "See the bigger picture" tagline definitely indicates the launch of a bigger device and the Passport fits the description.

Source: Inside BlackBerry via GSMArena | Image via The Star & BlackBerry

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I had all kinds, iPhone, Android and Windows phones, but BlackBerry 10 really does it for me.

I would put my money down, the next law suits will be the reverse of "rounded corners" :p

Color me black... berry :) but I actually think the big square is going to catch on!

It's a giant square! ...er, rectangusquare-ish thing!

Exclusive beer coaster function at no extra cost.

Buy it now before all 10 are gone!

Hurry up and shut down already. Stop causing the world pain. This is the worse device I've seen of late - it looks pants from the photo and blackberry OS is painful to use anyway.

That must be the most useless keyboard. Looks like the pivot point would be really low during typing causing additional strain on your hands.

You'll need a bag to carry that thing. Looks like it'd be so uncomfortable to carry in your pocket.

I suppose most BB users have that damn weird phone holster anyways, lol

Certainly has good specs but looks way too big - I can't imagine this will be comfortable in your pocket especially if wearing jeans and stuff...

I really don't want folks to lose their jobs, as that is never good, but that thing is absolutely hideous. I hope it fails, hard.

TMYW said,
One thing that can be said about recent BB devices is that they don't skimp on specs.

Have to agree there. That's could not be called an underpowered phone by any stretch of the imagination!