BlackBerry Passport


It's a giant nearly-square smartphone (or mini-tablet, if you prefer) with a hardware qwerty keyboard and geometric, means-business lines. Coco Currinder from Crackberry has a hands-on preview:

The Passport is a completely different feel when you pick it up. It's not the classic design, not at this size. For a second it felt like I was picking up a sexy new twist to the original Gameboy and that's a compliment. The keyboard has a different feeling too. It's too wide for one hand. The keys are smoother than anything before. They're almost a tad slippery. I've been told that they have been improved upon since this generation of prototype. The backside had a felt-like feeling to it. Not like the Q10, but more like the Z10 and was easy to grip. With a phone this size and weight, the grippiness goes a long way.

I dig it. It's just the sort of thing the street finds its own use for. Whereby "street" I mean, "bloggers."