Blackberry’s infamous square design is still popular among smartphone users it seems, as the recently launched Blackberry Passport managed to sell over 200,000 units in just a couple of days after release. Now it looks like the company wants to take it to the next level by launching a Blackberry Passport Gold Edition. A recently surfaced image showcases the shiny new device in all of its glory, but unfortunately not a lot of details were given. The Gold Edition will presumably be identical to the regular Blackberry Passport in terms of hardware, but pricing is another matter altogether. However, seeing as how the device features a gold frame rather than a gold cover we can expect it not be ridiculously expensive.
The Blackberry Passport launched on September 24th and can be purchased for the price of $600. Usually the device costs $700, but Blackberry is selling it a bit cheaper for a while in order to “get the market interested.” Blackberry’s latest flagship smartphone comes equipped with a 4.5-inch display complete with 1440 x 1440 resolution, 453 pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Hardware-wise, the Blackberry Passport features a Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage memory (microSD up to 64GB), 16 MP primary camera and a massive 3,450 battery. Blackberry’s latest QWERTY smartphone runs on the Blackberry 10.3 OS operating system.
Blackberry is doing much better overall compared to last year and looks to be making a comeback on the market. The Blackberry Passport was certainly a success, but rumor has it that the company is planing to release devices with even more unconventional designs in the future. That will definitely be a breath of fresh air seeing as how most of the other manufacturers are mainly focusing on the hardware and less so on the design. Stay tuned for more news and updates.