If you like to trade on the go, you’re probably all too aware of the difficulties of trading on a small screen on your smartphone. But sometimes tablets are just too big to haul around.
Enter the Blackberry Passport, a smartphone designed specifically for business use with features that make it ideal for mobile trading.
First up is the large, square 4.5 inch screen that allows you to see a full web page on your screen without scrolling – or view a complete chart. The screen also boasts an impressive 1440 x 1440-pixel resolution, meaning everything is super sharp. Okay, the large screen does make the Passport bigger than your average smartphone (it’s roughly the size of a passport, hence the name, we assume) but if you want a clear, high quality screen that allows you to view pages without scrolling side-to-side and top-to-bottom, you can’t beat it.
If you prefer an old-school Qwerty keyboard to touch screen you’ll be pleased to know that Blackberry have kept their beloved keyboard intact, while adding an extra row that allows you to access numbers, symbols and auto-completed words as well as navigate between websites and documents without using the touch screen.
Blackberry Blend is another feature of the Passport that’s got people talking: software that allows you to securely view data from your Blackberry on your PC including your calendar, documents, access files, contacts and your office intranet without compromising security. You’ll also get a pop-up for new alerts your Passport receives so you won’t miss anything important just because you’ve switched devices.
Oh, and last but not least, the Passport boasts a whopping 3,450mAh battery that should last around 30 hours on a single charge – so you can rest assured that it’s not going to die on you while you’re watching out for those all-important entry points.
If the Passport’s not quite what you’re looking for, there’s plenty more tech and apps for trading on-the-go in our LFX Guide to Mobile Trading Gadgets.