BlackBerry is sending developers an email today regarding the Passport and how they can ensure their Q10 apps will be available for this exciting new device when it launches.
“The BlackBerry® Passport will soon join the smartphone product line as one of BlackBerry’s most recent innovations. The unique square design features a 1440 x 1440 screen resolution, 1:1 aspect ratio and will support BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.
As the release of the BlackBerry Passport approaches, we want to ensure that your apps will be part of the new product launch. To test your existing apps for BlackBerry Passport support, download the gold release of the BlackBerry 10.3 Developer Preview OS. Simulators, SDKs and information to get you started can also be found at this link. The great news for you is that most apps that offer support for BlackBerry Q10 will also function seamlessly on the new smartphone.
For your convenience, we will be automatically expanding your device support to include the BlackBerry Passport for your apps that currently support the BlackBerry Q10.”
BlackBerry is not only trying to get developers to join in on the Passport’s excitement, they’re going to be helping developers out by making their Q10 apps support the Passport automatically. Of course, developers may want to add their own little tweaks to get the most out of the new screen, and its bad ass resolution, but again, that’s up to them. BlackBerry will do their part if a developer fails to add the Passport to the list of supported devices.
The Passport is getting so close to being released, and when BlackBerry sends out emails like this, it makes you realize it’s even closer to being a reality than we may think. September can’t get here fast enough.