I don’t know about you but many of us here at UTB are getting the funny feeling that there’s something we ALL don’t know.
BlackBerry have been absolutely superb at keeping the details of the Passport under wraps. To date there have pretty much been no demo devices, only days now before launch. Those that have been allowed to handle the device (outside of BlackBerry) have only been allowed to touch it whilst a BlackBerry employee holds it for them (literally – I’m not kidding!) and it has been whipped away once they’ve played with the screen and the keyboard a bit.
You can see how little they get to learn in this ‘errrmmm…’ video from Phone Arena – tip – the left hand isn’t his!
So, what do we know?
We know the keyboard is TRULY ground breaking. You can use it as a trackpad, a word flicker, a mouse, oh, and also a keyboard.
We know the screen is very high resolution
We know the battery is absolutely HUGE – the biggest on the market
We know the specs are GREAT
We know it will still be thin though
We know it will run 10.3
We also have a sneaking suspicion that the model that HAS been leaked in videos in good old fuzzy vision isn’t quite what will be going out there. Why? Because BlackBerry (unlike RIM of old) are showing that they really aren’t stupid. Do you really think that they’d go to all this trouble and let a few get out in the wild knowing full well SOMEONE wouldn’t be able to help themselves?
They are very carefully and VERY skilfully just letting enough out there to whet the appetite.
There’s something we don’t know yet, something they are keeping back.
What could it be?
Less than 45 days to find out…