BlackBerry's unusual square-screened Passport detailed in retailer video

Cast your mind back to June, and you may recall that BlackBerry's new oddball handset made its first appearance, briefly shown off by the company's CEO, John Chen. The BlackBerry Passport still hasn't officially gone on sale, but that didn't stop UK handset retail giant Carphone Warehouse from briefly posting a video showing off the upcoming handset. 

The video has since been removed by the company but was saved before its deletion by a Russian YouTube account. In particular, it shows off the touch-sensitive physical keyboard at the base of the device, which acts as a sort of trackpad for controlling the handset, in addition to its touch screen. 

The presenter also highlights the 10MP camera of the device, along with its unusual square high-resolution 1440x1440px 4.5-inch display. She mentions that the display is great for reading and editing documents on the move, and also praises the 2.3GHz quad-core processor. 

The exact launch date for the BlackBerry Passport - as well as how much it will cost - remains unclear for now, but the fact that the retailer has already produced a promotional video for the device suggests that its launch may be imminent. For now, check out the full video below - before it gets pulled too. 

Source: BGR | image captured from YouTube video

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