Look: Here’s the first smartphone that was named “Passport”

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Yes; you heard that right. The first Passport was not a BlackBerry. Incidentally, the first Passport was a QWERTY smartphone too, but by a different manufacturer. It was a smartphone released in 2009 by – guess – Huawei. Behold the Huawei G6600 Passport:

Huawei G6600 Passport

The Huawei G6600 was a candy bar messaging phone with a full hardware QWERTY keyboard, a 2.4-inch 262k colour TFT LCD display, Bluetooth, GPRS/EDGE (no 3G), media players and a 2-megapixel camera, and running on JAVA 2.0.

Now, you know.

You can read the release announcement here: Huawei Launches The New G6600 Passport and U9130 Compass Handsets for Business and Social Networking


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