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The BlackBerry Passport is one step closer to being your next smartphone

Published Aug 4th, 2014 5:20PM EDT
BlackBerry Passport Release Date

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Both BlackBerry and its diehard fans are very excited about the upcoming BlackBerry Passport, which BlackBerry promises will feature a “revolutionary” new keyboard that the company says consumers are “clamoring” for. CrackBerry notices that the Passport has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission and will apparently at least be supported by both AT&T and Rogers in North America. CrackBerry also says that T-Mobile could theoretically support the Passport as well, but given the recent fighting between those two companies we doubt that we’ll see CEO John Legere promoting it through his Twitter account anytime soon.

The Passport is a device that’s being targeted toward business professionals who want a phone that will help them be more productive. BlackBerry says that the device will offer them the best of both worlds with a physical keyboard and a 4.5-inch square display. The device is expected to release in September, which otherwise won’t be a very big month for new mobile phones with the exception of the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4.

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.