BlackBerry Passport doing well, pre-orders hits 200k in 2 days
BlackBerry’s new squarish smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport, has been given a warm reception by customers. According to the Canadian phone maker, 200,000 units of the Passport has been added ordered in anticipation of when the device starts shipping.
While the Passport isn’t an Apple iPhone 6 (who got 4 million pre-orders in one night), the demand can be said to be very strong considering BB’s troubles all these while. The phone is expected to do even better when it’s finally released and the positive news will likely convince more people into making a purchase.
The BlackBerry Passport is available in a handful of western countries and will be coming soon to a few dozen more. The phone was released earlier this week for $599 which makes it less costly than an average Samsung Galaxy S5 or an iPhone 6.
For starters, the BB Passport features a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 pixels touchscreen display with a three-line QWERTY keypad beneath. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and a gigantic 3450mAh battery.
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