iPhone has competitor: BlackBerry started selling new Passport smartphone

BlackBerry hopes for revival with the help of unusual smartphone. The Canadian company has started selling the new Passport smartphone.

BlackBerry started selling new Passport smartphone

The device is notable for its square touch screen. Its width is 4.5 inches, which makes it easier to work with docs, spreadsheets and letters.

Passport is the first new BlackBerry device for the world market after an appointment of John Chen as the CEO of the Canadian company in November last year.

In the United States, without binding to the cellular operator the price of Passport is $ 600. It is cheaper than its competitors iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

The new smartphone is equipped with 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, operating at a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz. It has three gigabytes of RAM and a 13 megapixel main camera.

The analysts say that the new BlackBerry aimed at increasing the productivity and corporate sector, while the new iPhone rely on the interest of consumers to watch videos.

Passport sales are started in North America and some European countries, particularly in France, Germany and the UK, by the end of 2014 the smartphone will be in more than 30 countries.

BlackBerry will announce the results of the second fiscal quarter on Friday. According to the analysts, over three months of summer the company has had $ 120 million of net loss.

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