The codename ‘Windermere’ and accompanying unofficial model ‘Q30’ has been passed around within the BlackBerry community for quite some time. Now we know it will officially be called the Passport, see the full specs here.

We had our first glimpse of the Windermere prototype in the beginning of the year.

Since then, we hadn’t seen anything else. Some alleged specs surfaced, and the rumor that its physical keyboard would be touch-capacitive.

However, today we bring you new photos and details on this mammoth BlackBerry 10 smartphone.


The BlackBerry Windermere features a stainless steel bezel around the device, much like the Q10 and previous Bold series.

The volume keys are on the right-side of the device, with the left-side completely buttonless. As you can see, the keyboard frets are flush with the bezel.


The backside of the Windermere features a 13MP camera, with the front a 2MP camera. Previously, it was thought the Windermere would feature dual-LED flash, but this current revision it is only single.

The plastic is apparently not final. BlackBerry might add the glass weave we have become accustom to on the Q10 and Z30. Notice the line on the top? It’s because the top part pops off so that you can insert the MicroSD and SIM card.

As previously reported, the Windermere’s battery is 3450 mAh. Unfortunately, the battery is non-removable. Though, with it juiced up far more than the Z30, you may never even need a spare.

But, the Windermere will be pumping a lot of power into the screen and internals. The Windermere will feature a 4.+ inch 1440×1440 Full HD LCD. However, earlier it was reported to be 435 DPI. We can confirm it is actually 480 DPI.

The Windermere will be pushing 3GB RAM with the Adreno 330 OpenGL and Quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor. 

How about that touch-capacitive keyboard we have heard rumored? We can confirm it is true. You can use the physical keyboard in the same way you would a TrackPad.

When you’re typing, you can swipe from right-to-left on the physical keyboard to delete words. If you’re in the browser, you can put the device in landscape and scroll up or down by swiping on the physical keyboard.

How does the word prediction work? Three columns will appear on the screen as you type. Think of an imaginary line going all the way down through the keyboard. You then can swipe on the left-side, middle, or right-side to pick one of the words out of the three columns.

The Windermere is said to feel lighter than the Z30 and be slightly thinner. The Windermere also features top and bottom speakers, like the Z30, and its charging port on the bottom, like the Z3.


This is all we have for now. As always, keep it locked to for the best insider BlackBerry news and more.