When BlackBerry first launched the Z10, there was some misunderstanding about the glass used to protect the LCD. BlackBerry later clarified to us that, “The hardened display glass uses a new technology called Touch on Lens, where the touch technology is applied on the back side of the cover glass to eliminate the need for a separate touch panel. This helped us achieve the thinnest BlackBerry Smartphone to date.”
BlackBerry continued using Touch on Lens in the BlackBerry 10 smartphones to follow. However, BlackBerry looks to be changing this with the Passport.
We’ve received a full spec sheet for the BlackBerry ‘Windermere’ Passport. We can confirm what has already been stated: 453 DPI and 4.5-inch screen with 1440×1440 resolution. Today, we can exclusively reveal that the Passport will in fact use Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.
Will this become the standard for BlackBerry 10 devices? Hard to tell at this point. This is the first tangible spec sheet we’ve been handed on the Passport. Once the other devices are ready for their market release, we’ll gain further insight to the future.