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BlackBerry is about to announce the Passport – here’s how to watch live!

Published Sep 24th, 2014 8:40AM EDT
BlackBerry Passport Announcement Live Video

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September has been a ridiculously busy month for new smartphone launches as we’ve seen the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 as well as the release of the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the 2014 Moto X. But we’re not done yet because BlackBerry is getting ready to unveil its flagship Passport smartphone at a special media event in Toronto starting at 9 a.m. EDT.

Watching this event is easy: Just click here to go to BlackBerry’s Live Events page and pressing the Play button on the video starting at 9 a.m. EDT. Yes, it’s just that simple.

For those of you who need a reminder, the Passport is most notable for featuring a 4.4-inch square display with a resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 pixels that is unusual in an era where the vast majority of smartphone displays are rectangular. BlackBerry has also reportedly loaded the device up with terrific hardware, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a massive 3450mAH battery.

In addition to killer specs, BlackBerry has also been touting the Passport’s “revolutionary” new keyboard that will be “responsive to touch, so you have more ways to control your smartphone without having to use the touchscreen.” This basically means that gliding your hand over the keys will let you scroll up and down on your smartphone display.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.