BlackBerry Passport rumoured to be available on Telus in “early September”


With the launch of BlackBerry’s much-anticipated new flagship around the corner, one question remains – who’s going to get the Passport first? Well, new rumours suggest that Canadian carrier Telus will be among the first to offer the phone, targeting “early September” availability.

Seeing as the launch of the phone itself will also take place in early September, this would be in line with BlackBerry launches of the past – Canadian carriers have always been among the first to offer new BlackBerry devices. As such, there’s a pretty good chance Bell and Rogers, Canada’s two other major carriers, will have the phone available at the same time. As far as pricing goes, no details are available yet, but it’s likely to see similar pricing to past BlackBerry flagships.

The rumour also seems to suggest that the device will launch with software release – the same OS pushed to pre-launch Passports about a week ago. Taking into account carrier approval times, this would make sense, unless carriers discover something in need of a last-minute change.

Otherwise, we already know quite a bit about the device. It’s going to be a beast of a BlackBerry, packing a 4.5-inch 1440×1440 LCD display, quad-core Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and 3450 mAh battery. On paper, that certainly makes it the most capable BlackBerry ever made. So, are you going to be getting your hands on one next month? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: MobileSyrup