BlackBerry on Monday added a little personality to its latest QWERTY phone, introducing new red and white colors to the Passport. Customers in North American can pre-order the two new colors beginning today from shopblackberry.com, with shipments scheduled to go out on Nov. 28. U.S. customers can also pre-order the red version through Amazon today, with pre-orders for the white model expected to hit the online retailer soon.
As one of the company’s only major releases this year, the Passport is a solid communication device that definitely hits all the right notes for BlackBerry fans. We enjoyed our time with the Passport, and we’re actually excited to see the device in new colors; the traditional BlackBerry black is nice and all, but that red is looking solid.
“The introduction of the red and the white BlackBerry Passport colors underscores our commitment to break through the sea of rectangular, all-touch devices, offering different styles that meet mobile professionals’ personalities,” said John Chen, BlackBerry CEO.
Compared to the many super phones we’ve seen this year, BlackBerry’s Passport sports a more unusual square-ish design with its QWERTY keyboard still in tact. The device sports a 4.5-inch 1440×1440 screen, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 13-megapixel camera and a 3450mAh battery.
If the red or white colors aren’t your thing, you can pick up the black model unlocked in the U.S. for $499 through Amazon or ShopBlackBerry.com, or $599 in Canada.