BlackBerry’s mammoth-sized Passport phablet will sell for Rs 49990 in India

It’s been just a few days since the BlackBerry Passport phablet went official in the US and the phone has already made its debut in India. The super size handset will retail for a whopping Rs 49990, which is akin to that of most other flagship smartphones in the country.

However, the price ($813 after conversion) is much more higher than what is being asked in other locations like the US where it’s selling at $699. The company still has quite a huge fan following in India and that’s probably the reason behind the BlackBerry Passport’s quick arrival.

BlackBerry Passport

However, it isn’t the only OEM in a rush to bring the latest products to the nation as we’ve seen HTC, Sony and Samsung launch their flagship devices over the past couple of weeks, mainly because the festive seasons is nearing. The Passport can be considered as the first device from BlackBerry to deliver a perfect balance of modern technology with the classic QWERTY design.

Also see: Yes, the BlackBerry Passport phone can run Android apps

The keyboard is a 3-row one with touch support, which allows you to perform certain actions such as scrolling through web pages, navigating a cursor by sliding along the keys and flicking buttons to type. On the top, you get a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 pixel display, while a 13MP OIS and a 2MP camera can be found on the front and rear panels, in that order.

Overview of the BlackBerry Passport’s key specifications:

– BlackBerry 10.3 OS
– 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 pixel LCD
– 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 SOC
– 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 128GB expandable
– 3450mAh battery
– 13MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper

The BlackBerry Passport is another exclusive score for Amazon India and will go on sale starting from October 10 with pre-orders scheduled to commence later today.

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