BlackBerry Passport Goes On Sale Wednesday for $599

Posted by at 11:05 am on September 22, 2014

BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen today said it will begin to sell the Passport smartphone on Wednesday. BlackBerry has provided few details about the device so far.

It features a square shape that includes both a 4.5-inch touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard. It also features a large antenna to aid reception and boasts 36 hours of continuous use. The phone, the first BlackBerry has released in a year, will run BlackBerry OS 10.3.

It will be available in Toronto, London, and Dubai on Wednesday, and “a lot of places will have it” within two weeks. Chen didn’t specify when it will go on sale in the U.S., but it will be sold directly to consumers, unsubsidized for $599.

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