BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, showed off two upcoming BlackBerry phones last week. The BlackBerry Classic and Passport will make their appearances this year. The BlackBerry Classic looks like a BlackBerry Bold with a slight larger screen. The Passport is more interesting because of its square design.
As you can see in the video, Chen touts the 1:1 aspect ratio of the Passport. The phone gets its name because it's about the size of a real passport, and it has a large, square display.
The Passport also sports a 3-row keyboard that departs from the classic BlackBerry keyboard.
Is Chen right about the Passport? Are people really tired of phones that keep getting taller and wider? Is there room for a square display? It seems like a huge gamble for a company on the ropes, but only time will tell.