BlackBerry announced a new phone yesterday which they've called Passport. This new phone combines a larger screen (4.5 Inch screen, 1440x1440 resolution) like most smartphone have combined with the traditional BlackBerry keyboard. The phone looks a little odd at first glance, however, as a former BlackBerry user who still misses the physical keyboard I think I might be willing to give it a try. For more details on this new phone head on over to Engadget.
BlackBerry teased the existence of a new device with a square, high-resolution screen before, but the Passport's design isn't exactly what we were expecting. Unlike other BlackBerrys with squared-off displays, the folks in Waterloo didn't feel the need to craft a more traditional (some would say more hand-friendly) chassis. Nope, the Passport seems to bask in its angular tendencies, and that 4.5-inch display running at 1,440 x 1,440 -- which works out to a pixel density of 452 pixels per inch -- is clearly the star of the show. If reports hold true, you'll also be able to trace out gestures directly on the (now cramped) keyboard, though why you'd do that instead of paw at a touchscreen is still unclear.