Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry has announced a new device aimed at professionals.
The 4.5” square-shaped Blackberry Passport marks a radical departure from the design of other Blackberry handsets and those of rival firms.
In a blog post, Blackberry suggests the common rectangle design of phones may be “limiting innovations” and suggests its new form factor is ideal for professionals needing to look at documents and other data while out and about.
It says: “The BlackBerry Passport offers its size and aspect ratio to accommodate these characters, making it the ideal device for reading e-books, viewing documents and browsing the web. No more worrying about portrait or landscape modes, and no; you aren’t missing anything.”