BlackBerry recently introduced a new version of its unique passport-sized smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport. Say hello to the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition that not only has a more premium look, but is also stronger and has an improved antenna performance.
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now has a stainless steel frame that has been “reinforced to provide extra strength and durability”. At the back, there is now a diamond weave pattern that makes it easier to grip onto the phone. BlackBerry says that the keyboard has also been improved to make typing easier, and the overall profile of the device has been refined so it fits comfortably in the hands and even in the pockets.
On the inside, the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition still has the same hardware as the existing BlackBerry Passport. Beneath the 4.5” square display (1440 x 1440, 453ppi), you will find the same 2.2GHz Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD slot).
There is a same 13MP rear f/2.0 BSI camera on board that is equipped with OIS. The front on the other hand has a 2MP fixed-focus camera that also has image and video stabilisation. Other specs include 3,450mAh non-removable battery that boasts up to 30 hours of mixed use, LTE connectivity, NFC, and runs on BlackBerry 10 OS.
The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is available in U.S. starting today for US$549 (about RM2,130), slightly cheaper than the launch price of the original BlackBerry Passport which retailed at US$599.