Given BlackBerry's strong popularity in Nigeria and South Africa, will the newly-launched BlackBerry Passport be a hit on the continent?

John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, displays the recently-released BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry released its new Passport phone today, a keyboard smartphone with a 4.5-inch​ screen aimed at corporate users.

John Chen, charged with turning around Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry since last November, has said the company’s future rests on rebuilding its relations with the enterprise market, long a core of its business.

Read more: BlackBerry launches Passport phone, Blend app – Business – CBC News.

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