Just how close are we to see the launch of the BlackBerry Passport? Well, it seems that all of the relevant moves are being placed in the right positions in time for the September launch, considering how it has picked up its GCF Certification not too long after receiving the nod of approval from the FCC.
The GCF, which is short for the Global Certification Forum, is an independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices which happen to be based on 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards. It based itself on the philosophy of ‘test once, use anywhere’, and will be based upon an industry agreed set of Certification Criteria which includes conformance, field trial & IOT requirements.
Just what can we expect from the BlackBerry Passport then? Only good things (on paper), it seems, as there will be a 4.5” display at a unique 1,440 x 1,440 resolution, with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, a 3,450mAh battery as well as BlackBerry 10.3 as the operating system of choice running right out of the box, making this, on paper, the most powerful BlackBerry to date. Are you looking out eagerly for the BlackBerry Passport? If you have answered in the affirmative, then your patience should not be tested for far too long.