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IF THE BLACK MODEL was a little too subtle for you, you'll be pleased to learn that the Blackberry Passport will also be available in white.
In a blog post, Blackberry wanted to put the apparent "rumours" to a prompt end by confirming that its Blackberry Passport smartphone will be available in a white model.
It won't just be available in your bog standard "white" either, as the firm has boasted that it has created a custom shade.
The firm said, in a blog post in which it asked itself questions and then answered them, "Our team chose this exact shade of white to work with the warmth of the unique, stainless steel frame. The color is custom to Blackberry."
The firm went on to announce that the rear cover of the white Passport will have a "porcelain feel" that it claimed is "smooth to touch while proving grip". If that hasn't got you excited, we aren't sure what will.
Blackberry's Passport smartphone is an odd device, and earlier this month the Canadian phone maker was forced to defend it against the waves of criticism it had so far received. This criticism came largely due to the handset's shape, with the device featuring a quirky 4.5in square display.
Blackberry argued that it is "hip to be square" and claimed that phones have been rectangular for too long.
It said, "We've been living in a rectangular world for quite some time and know it's a great ergonomic design that drives content, media consumption and quick communications.
"However, the rectangle has become a de facto approach to smartphone design, perhaps limiting innovations."
For those who agree that the rectangle is dead, the Blackberry Passport will be available from September. µ
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