BlackBerry teases more Passport features

We know that many of you guys are looking forward to the BlackBerry Passport, and we have to admit that we are pretty curious about the handset ourselves. From what we know about it so far, the phone will pack a gesture-based keyboard and will use a 1:1 display aspect ratio, which is a pretty interesting choice given today’s smartphone design. That being said, the folks at BlackBerry have recently detailed additional features of the upcoming phone. For starters, BlackBerry has revealed that the Passport will pack a whopping 3,450mAh battery, meaning that you should have enough juice to last you the entire day and then some! According to the company, “No other smartphone or phablet on the market today has a battery that large.”

BlackBerry’s Passport hype train kept on rolling today, as the company shared another blog post highlighting some of the upcoming phablet’s features. First up, BlackBerry touted the Passport’s battery. The juice pack is 3450mAh in size, which BlackBerry claims is the largest battery of any smartphone on the market (some variants of the LG G Flex have a 3500mAh battery). This supersized battery lets Passport owners avoid “range anxiety,” BB says. BlackBerry then goes on to tout the Passport’s sound capabilities. Those include BlackBerry Natural Sound, which offers improved voice calling over BBM Voice and cellular by utilizing four microphones that adapt to the environment in real time. The Passport also features stereo speakers. Finally, BlackBerry touted the Passport’s touch-enabled keyboard. The full QWERTY is like a combination of hardware-software ‘board, letting users type on a real keyboard when they want but still use gestures like “Swipe left to delete.” Meanwhile, a video that demonstrates the BlackBerry Passport in action has appeared on YouTube. The near-three minute clip offers an overview of the Passports hardware and software and spends some time showing off the device’s touch-enabled keyboard. The clip shows that the ‘board acts like a trackpad, allowing users to scroll around webpages.

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