Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 09:47

Blackberry launches phone for squares

Written by Nick Farrell

And it is kinda cool

Blackberry has just released its new smartphone design and it actually breaks the mould by being square. While the rest of the word fights over who invented the rounded rectangle Steve Jobs or some Ancient Greek, Blackberry have actually come up with something original.

The square-screened BlackBerry Passport said that being there by being square is a "great ergonomic design that drives content, media consumption and quick communications." 

In fact it thinks that the rounded rectangle shape might be limiting innovations on smartphones. 

blackberry-Passport

The Passport has a 4.5-inch, 1440×1440 display which Blackberry says is "like the IMAX of productivity" and can display more information from spreadsheets or webpages or e-books without as much scrolling or flipping between portrait and landscape modes. Like the BlackBerry Q10, it uses a physical keyboard augmented by some onscreen keys.

Those who have played with it say that the Passport may well be preferable for spreadsheets and word processing, but the square screen will be much less useful for widescreen movies, and its wide, blocky design will entirely prohibit one-handed use.

We are expecting to see it in the shops later this year, and it will launch with BlackBerry 10.3. Though BlackBerry is still losing money and its presence in the modern smartphone market is negligible it seems to have hit the bottom and is ready to start moving.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments