There's been a lot of noise about the new iPhone 6 and its similarities to the Nexus 4. In fact, there's even this chart comparing the two. It's no secret that when one phone company does something right, the others want to copycat their changes to grab more customers. But, BlackBerry took a different approach. Instead of copying other successful brands to entice buyers, it decided to offer features you can't find anywhere else.
You can tell BlackBerry's Passport is different just by looking at it. The most noticeable difference is the physical keyboard that sits below the screen. This has been a favorite feature of BlackBerry lovers, and the company is hoping it can attract people who are tired of the smaller digital keys on traditional smartphones.
The phone runs on the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but will still work with some Android apps that you can find in the Amazon store or the BlackBerry World app store. It's also got some exclusive features like Blend that lets you access text messages, calls, documents and BBM messages on computers and tablets.
The Passport is not targeting every smartphone user. BlackBerry is going after tech-savvy professionals, and it has the price to prove it. The phone's price starts at $600.