BlackBerry is presently getting ready for its first smartphone launch of 2014. It’ll mark the primary time the corporate has formally unveiled a flagship handset underneath the management of CEO John Chen. It is predicted the BlackBerry Passport shall be absolutely detailed at an occasion on Wednesday held in Toronto, Dubai and London.
Ahead of the occasion, Chen has been visiting Singapore and revealed the pricing of the brand new handset in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
It’ll value $599 within the US, there are at present no pricing particulars for the UK nevertheless it roughly converts to about £366. The final flagship handset from the corporate, the BlackBerry Z30, got here in at $seven hundred, a lot nearer to pricing for flagships from different producers.
A 16GB SIM-free iPhone 6 will set you again $649 with costs growing shortly for bigger storage variations.
Chen revealed to The Wall Street Journal the handset ought to be priced at round $seven hundred however “I determine that to attempt to get the market , we’re going to start out a bit of decrease than that.”
He additionally revealed within the interview that the battery will run for a mean of 36 hours per a cost. Chen additionally spoke of the telephone's show and stated it “permits customers to view 60 characters on every line, which is considerably greater than typical, rectangular smartphones resembling iPhones. You actually are seeing a extra whole image than seeing a sliver.”
Various particulars concerning the BlackBerry Passport handset have been revealed over the previous few months. It has piqued curiosity of fairly a number of, together with us right here at KYM, for having an progressive new design. The Passport is actually a sq. handset with a 4.5in show and a full bodily QWERTY keyboard alongside the underside.