Earlier today, BlackBerry announced that the previously-rumored Windermere will officially be known as the “BlackBerry Passport” and that the device will make its official debut in September. Apparently BlackBerry couldn’t wait until then to show us its Passport, though, as an image of the device has been revealed.
MobileSyrup has shared an image from BlackBerry that shows off the trio of devices that the company plans to launch in its fiscal 2015. Included is the BlackBerry Z3, which is already available in Jakarta, the trackpad-toting BlackBerry Classic that’s expected in November and the BlackBerry Passport.
BlackBerry recently revealed that it’s cooking up a device with a 1400x1400 display, which is almost certainly the Passport. That’s the only spec that’s been confirmed so far, but according to the rumor mill, the ultra-wide handset will pack a 4.5-inch screen, 3450mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera and “a revolutionary keyboard.”
Both the Classic and Passport look to appeal to fans of old-school BlackBerry hardware and anyone that still wants a physical keyboard on their smartphone. Just as its name implies, the Classic seems targeted at folks that use to love their BlackBerry Bold smartphones but want an updated model, while the Passport will be good for anyone that wants to jump on the big phablet trend that’s sweeping the mobile industry but also doesn’t want to give up their hardware QWERTY.
Now that we’ve gotten an official look at the Classic and Passport, what do you think of them? Are you interested in picking up either ‘Berry?
UPDATE: Another image of the BlackBerry Classic and Passport has surfaced, this time showing the two smartphones in the wild. Check out the photo below.