Since BlackBerry officially unveiled the Windermere as the BlackBerry Passport, the mass media have been relatively interested and accepting. The next-generation QWERTY smartphone will be unlike any of its predecessors.
The Passport will sport a 4.5-inch touchscreen with 1440 x 1440 resolution at 453 PPI and a touch-sensitive, physical keyboard. It will be the world’s first phablet QWERTY device.
But who is the right user for the BlackBerry Passport? Value Walk recently discussed the Passport’s weird nature, but determined it could be a good thing.
They give three reasons why you might want a BlackBerry Passport. If any of the following applies to you, the BlackBerry Passport may be just the phone to alleviate your frustration:
- You find yourself running to a computer screen or tablet every time you have any real work to do.
- You spend three times as long typing an email on your iPhone as you would on your computer.
- Security is still a priority, no matter how many fingerprint scanners Apple sells.
It is certainly great to see BlackBerry attempting yet another leap in unusual smartphone form factor. We can only hope the user experience of the Passport won’t leave it to history like the Storm series.