If you were hoping for an Android Passport with all the bells and whistles, keep hoping.
Backers of the Kickstarter for the upcoming Unihertz Titan have received a dissapointing notification. A few of the planned specifics of the device has been changed.
The screen is getting slightly bigger, with a slightly lesser resolution. Originally planned with a 4.5 inch 1440 x 1440 resolution, the same as the original BlackBerry Passport, the new specs bring a 4.6 inch screen with a 1430 x 1438 pixel resolution.
A much bigger dissapointment has to do with the biggest draw of the device. The keyboard. While shaped slightly different, the Titan is bringing back the 3 row keyboard of the BlackBerry Passport. It was believed that the Titan would be bringing the touch capacitive keyboard that BlackBerry fans had fallen in love with on the original BlackBerry Passport, and perfected on subsequent models. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The capacitive plans have been dropped in favor of a “track-pad navigator”. Well folks, at least they didn’t go back to the track ball.
There has been much speculation in the BlackBerry community that Unihertz could potentially be working with BlackBerry to produce the Titan. There is no denying that the upcoming phone at best pays homage to, and at worst rips off, the BlackBerry Passport. It seems that any chance of BlackBerry and Unihertz working together on this device is little more than wishful thinking. Obviously, if BlackBerry were working with Unihertz, there would have been no issue getting the capacitive keyboard to work.
If you were considering the Titan, would the changes to the screen and keyboard be a deal breaker for you? Let us know in the comments below.