BlackBerry Passport hits in Nigerian market

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BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry is in the process of rolling out its new qwerty keyboard smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport. According to the company, the device has now landed in Nigeria.

The device features a 4.5-inch square touch screen, touch-enabled keyboard and has a 3450 mAh battery. Like most new Blackberry devices, the BlackBerry will come pre-installed with the latest version of BlackBerry’s OS, 10.3, and comes loaded with new productivity features including BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Assistant, as well as the BlackBerry World storefront and Amazon App store for Android apps.

BlackBerry Territory Director for West Africa, Charles Asinugo told media that the company is being re-engineered to become the market leaders.

Asinugo stated that: “John Chen is repositioning the firm to assure the customers of security, productivity and collaboration, adding that Nigeria remains central to its business.”

According to BlackBerry, it had named Chen as its interim chief executive officer. Chen had said the management changes at the firm were aimed at refining the company’s strategy “to ensure we deliver the best devices, mobile security and device management.”