Limited edition red BlackBerry Passport to launch Black Friday

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BlackBerry has jumped aboard the Black Friday bandwagon with a red version of its Passport phone.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced at a conference in San Francisco on Thursday that the limited edition BlackBerry Passport will launch on Black Friday (November 28).

At the moment it's unclear whether the red Passport will sport the same specs and price tag as the standard edition, we'll just have to wait and see.

A limited edition white Passport was also rumoured earlier this month, but a release still hasn't been mentioned. We've seen pictures of a gold-trimmed version as well, but it's now widely believed to be a third-party job.

Chen also announced that the BlackBerry Classic will debut at an event in New York on December 17, with pre-orders now live in the UK and US.

The device features a QWERT keyboard, 3.46-inch touchscreen with a 720 x 720 HD resolution and a pixel density of 291 ppi, and is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.

Despite a hiatus from making smartphones, things have been looking up for the Canadian firm ever since the Passport came along.

While BlackBerry usually keeps sales figures under wraps, it reckons that it shifted 200,000 Passports in the first two days of sales.

Although it has suffered from inventory shortages, which the BB boss sees as a positive sign.

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