BlackBerry sure took its sweet time, but the BlackBerry Passport is finally official.

Compared the most recent BlackBerry devices, the BlackBerry Passport features an unusual form factor you definitely haven’t seen from companies like HTC or Apple. Instead of the usual candybar design, BlackBerry went with a more squared off look, something we saw from LG way back when with the Vu. And there’s still a full QWERTY keyboard right below the Passport’s 4.5-inch display, which should give you a perfect visual of what the device looks like. Speaking of looks, it also sports an incredible premium stainless steel frame, which adds to that first-class allure.

The screen is super sharp at 1440 x 1440 resolution, so it’s not like BlackBerry skimped out on the display. Other specs include 32GB of expandable storage, a much improved BlackBerry 10.3, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera with OIS, 3450mAh battery and a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor.

The device is clearly aimed at the BlackBerry faithful, though the Canadian company believes it also appeals to other folks, too. There are a lot of great devices on the market, or launching soon, which means the Passport has some big competition to go up against.

You’ll be able to pick the Passport up unlocked for $599 here in the U.S., though no carrier information has been announced just yet. The devices should be available in 30 different countries by the end of the year, including Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Mexico.

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