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BlackBerry CEO Unveils new Passport and Classic phones

BlackBerry unveiled an odd new device – the Passport. The device has a square 4.5" screen with 1,440 x 1,440 px resolution, essentially a QHD screen cropped to 1:1. Below that of the the unusual screen is a rare sight these days, has a three-row QWERTY keyboard.

The BlackBerry Passport will be a wide device, the screen alone is about 81mm wide. In comparison a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which has 5.7" display with 16:9 aspect ratio is just under 80mm wide.

Other specs of the new device are unclear though it's said to have a much more advanced chipset than the old Snapdragon S4 Pro in the BlackBerry Z30, a Snapdragon 800 say the rumors.

There's another new device too, the new BlackBerry Classic.The device is a successor to the current Q-line and has a hardware QWERTY keyboard too. It will have a more manageable screen – 3.5" in diagonal, also square (the resolution is unknown). The Classic will also see the return of the familiar optical trackpad.

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