BlackBerry wins design award for the Passport

Love it or hate it, you can’t argue that the BlackBerry Passport is one of the most interesting phones we’ve seen in the last five years, just because of its design. Featuring a 1440 x 1440 display that encompasses only half of the device and an extra-wide keyboard, the passport is unlike any other phone.

All things considered, it’s not actually all that surprising to learn that the Passport has won a design award. Specifically, an iF design award. BlackBerry announced the news on its official company blog, confirming that both the Passport and the Z3 have both been awarded the iF product design awards.

The iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. launched in 1953 and its awards are decided by a team of 53 international experts from around the world. iF says it received 4,783 entries for this year’s awards. Overall, 1,629 entrants, including the two BlackBerrys were awarded with an iF label. Only 75 received a gold award. The full list of award winners has not yet been posted.

BlackBerry will be at MWC in March and has already promised a new concept device.

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