Images of BlackBerry Passport with Android Lollipop version emerged online on CrackBerry forum. Could this be the third Android-powered phone for BlakcBerry? Read to know more!
BlackBerry Passport on Android
BlackBerry had launched the BlackBerry Passport smartphone in the year 2014, that worked on BlackBerry OS 10.3 . It survived mixed reviews, mainly because of its OS. Today, after a year and a half, the images of Android version of BlackBerry Passport have emerged online.
Back in 2014, news was circulated that BlackBerry would be updating one of their models from the same year into an Android smartphone. All of this makes a very clear sense that BlackBerry was working on Passport’s Android version since then. The company on the other hand recently announced an Android running smartphone BlackBerry DTEK50. This device is the first smartphone that is not manufactured by BlackBerry but instead; the company has shaken hands with Alcatel for this handset.
Although BlackBerry now, no longer will be producing hardware; But it looks like one of their prototype model of BlackBerry Passport had on their board which was leaked today at the forums of CrackBerry. The image emerged online is a BlackBerry Passport device running on Android Lollipop 5.0.2. This device is purchased by “Anandsihra”. According to the owner of the device, the device is working perfectly fine and smooth, she said on the forum.
This BlackBerry passport has all the basic Android apps already pre-installed in the device. After inspecting the device for a couple of hours, the owner confirmed that the standard apps are also working fine and not only the apps that were pre -installed but also the downloaded apps from Play Store are working smooth. According to the user, this model of BlackBerry passport has a better and a long battery life than Galaxy Note 3.
The owner has opened all the apps in the widescreen mode, just to fit in all the apps comfortably. Otherwise, because of its small screen size, the apps would appear in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Another interesting aspect is, that device features all the Android OS system buttons, making it completely comfortable for the Android users.
Talking about its other specifications, The device has a 4.5 inches display with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels, making the aspect ratio 1:1. The device has a 3GB RAM and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 Soc. The device is packed up with the Adreno 330 Graphics Processing Unit. The built-in internal storage capacity is 32GB, which makes this device extra, extra-spacious for most of its customers. This time, the BlackBerry phone has every feature that a smartphone needs, along with Android OS.
The company has released two more devices, both running on Android OS, making the chances of the release of BlackBerry Passport on Android even better.