BlackBerry's lates smartphone will be announced weeks after flagships from Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft/Nokia

Flagship smartphones from Samsung and Microsoft will be announced this week. Apple is set to announce its 4.7” and 5.5” iPhone 6 at an event on September 9. And now, BlackBerry has revealed that it wants everyone to “see the bigger picture” on September 24.
BlackBerry’s Donny Halliwell writes:
On September 24, all eyes will be on BlackBerry as we host exclusive, invite-only events in Toronto, London and Dubai to show off… well I guess you’ll have to wait and see.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that BlackBerry is referencing the 4.5” square display Passport, which it claims provides a more usable viewing area than the rectangular shape that all other smartphone manufacturers use.
BlackBerry has pitched the device as a savior for architects, mortgage brokers, and even healthcare professionals. BlackBerry’s most recent pitch for the Passport revolved around the device being used to display patient X-rays.

As for the device itself, it will features a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, 1440x1400 display resolution, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a huge 3,400 mAh battery.
It remains to be seen if the Passport will be enough to stem the sliding market share that has plagued Blackberry for years. While many lambast Windows Phone for its 2.5 percent global market share, BlackBerry is faring much worse with a miserable 0.5 percent share.

Source: BlackBerry

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