BlackBerry Passport Review
BlackBerry Reviews | 321 Comments BlackBerry Passport Review BlackBerry Passport ReviewA new twist on the classic QWERTY design by Bla1ze 24 September 2014 The BlackBerry Passport has finally arrived and it has brought a new twist to the classic QWERTY BlackBerry design. From the...

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Dec 16, 2014 Last minute shopping sale! Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories
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We're taking the holiday rush into consideration this year and offering you last minute shoppers 20% off our entire selection of accessories here at ShopCrackBerry. That means cases, chargers, batteries, Bluetooth and anything else you can find to stuff your stockings with!

With popular devices like the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and the BlackBerry Z30 flying off the shelves this season, you'll want the perfect accessories to accommodate that brand spankin' new BlackBerry, right?

After you've done your last minute shopping, simply enter coupon code: LAST14 at checkout to apply your 20% off discount. We offer FREE shipping on all orders over $50 and have even faster delivery options for those who need their BlackBerry gear quicker than the norm.

So, get your orders in and save some cash while you can because this sale ends midnight Sunday, December 21st PST.

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Dec 08, 2014 NantHealth's cancer genome browser launches on the Passport
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BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry has announced that it is collaborating with healthcare-focused data provider NantHealth in launching the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser on the the BlackBerry Passport. The genome browser is the first such mobile solution available to medical care professionals, and allows them to access patients' genetic data securely.

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Dec 05, 2014 BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic
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BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic

When the BlackBerry Passport was announced, it was noted to be coming with a rich ecosystem of accessories and while BlackBerry has thus far done a good job of getting the basics out such as the hard shell case, screen protectors as well as the leather flip case, that's pretty much where it has ended. That seems to be changing though as some new accessories for both the Passport and Classic have started to appear such as OEM charging docks and leather swivel holsters, some of which are available right now and for pre-order in our own Shop CrackBerry Canada store.

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Dec 02, 2014 White BlackBerry Passport photo gallery
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White BlackBerry Passport photo gallery

With the unboxing of the white BlackBerry Passport wrapped up, as promised here's a nice batch of photos as well that offer a close look at the device. Much like the red one and the black one before it, there's no real differences in the actual hardware we're presented with outside of the color but as with the red one, I have a few observations.

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Dec 01, 2014 How do you work wide with your BlackBerry Passport?
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Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, the Inside BlackBerry blog has been highlighting several different ways in which people are using their latest and greatest device. Authors, architects, medical professionals, tech journalists, legal professionals and even celebrity chef and entrepreneur, Tyler Florence, have all spoken about the benefits of using BlackBerry. Now, BlackBerry has put together several videos showing just how workers in different industries can use the BlackBerry Passport.

BlackBerry Assistant keeps you productive, even when you don't have hands – or even eyes – available

Of course, the large square touchscreen optimized for reading all sorts of work documents, and the industry's first innovative touch-enabled keyboard, are big advantages

Medical professionals can take advantage of features like BlackBerry Blend's secure remote access, the ability to update documents on the fly, and the capacity to view images on a 1,440 x 1,440 screen. That monster 30-hour battery life doesn't hurt in a profession like that, either.

I haven't seen any of these videos as commercials yet but advertising and marketing firm Gyro has been working hard and hopefully BlackBerry will get them aired at some point and of course, spread more so throughout all of their social channels. I'm no architect or medical professional, but I do fit into that blogger category and the BlackBerry Passport makes my job easier but what about you folks? Let us know in the comments or in the CrackBerry Forums how the BlackBerry Passport helps you in your line of work or daily lives.

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Nov 29, 2014 Hands-on with the OEM BlackBerry Passport Leather Flip Case
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I've been partial to the Leather Flip cases for BlackBerry 10 devices. I've bought them for every BlackBerry 10 smartphone I've owned except for the BlackBerry Q10. When photos of the BlackBerry Passport flip case emerged, I knew it was a case I wanted to get once I owned a Passport. I finally managed to get my hands on one and I've been putting it through everyday use. Will I be keeping it as my primary case? Read on to find out.

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Nov 28, 2014 Amazon shipments of the red BlackBerry Passport have begun
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Amazon shipments of the red BlackBerry Passport have begun

Did you order yourself a fancy red BlackBerry Passport from Amazon? If so, you'll want to keep an eye on your inbox. Amazon has now begun sending out shipment notifications letting everyone know their device has shipped and although times may vary depending on when your order was placed, most people should have the device in their hands by Monday at some point.

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Nov 25, 2014 Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence shares why he made the switch back to BlackBerry
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Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence shares why he made the switch back to BlackBerry

Being a celebrity chef, writer and television host Tyler Florence is obviously a busy individual and to keep his life on track, he relies on BlackBerry, more specifically - a BlackBerry Passport. With his love for BlackBerry being no secret, in a new interview with the Inside BlackBerry blog, Florence has shared a little more insight into how BlackBerry helps him manage his busy schedule, all eight of his businesses in addition to keeping up with friends and family members securely, plus why he made the switch back to BlackBerry.

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Nov 24, 2014 BlackBerry introduces new BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program aimed at iPhone users
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BlackBerry introduces new BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program aimed at iPhone users

The BlackBerry Passport is the hottest BlackBerry device going at the moment and aside from the deals already in place to pick one up, BlackBerry has now announced a new BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program aimed at iPhone users.

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Nov 22, 2014 White BlackBerry Passport coming to the U.K. December 8th. Pre-order now
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White BlackBerry Passport coming to the U.K. December 8th. Pre-order now

We've known about the white BlackBerry Passport since the piano black version was announced and was even showcased at the launch event back on September 24th, 2014. However, it hasn't been available anywhere. We heard it's coming around December 1st to UAE and now a U.K. online retailer looks to be getting it in early December too.

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Nov 21, 2014 Here's another look at the red BlackBerry Passport
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Here's another look at the red BlackBerry Passport

We already know BlackBerry is planning to place the red BlackBerry Passport up for sale in limited quantities come Black Friday, but it would seem as though the preparations for its release have already begun. As noted by Kyle27_ on Twitter, digging around the ShopBlackBerry site has now revealed renders of the device, this time around from all sides. Sadly, you'll still have to wait to place your orders, and there is no telling what 'limited quantities' actually means. Will you be trying to catch one on Black Friday? I know I will be for sure!

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Nov 20, 2014 TELUS offering the BlackBerry Passport for $150 on contract but only in certain regions
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TELUS offering the BlackBerry Passport for 50 on contract but only in certain regions

If you happen to live in Alberta, Ontario or British Columbia and are looking for a BlackBerry Passport on contract for fairly cheap, TELUS has you covered. In Alberta and British Columbia, the carrier is offering the latest BlackBerry 10 smartphone for $150 when bundled with Optik TV and Internet on a 2-year Your Choice Plan.

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Nov 13, 2014 Red BlackBerry Passport to be available on Black Friday in limited quantities
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Although we caught a look at the device earlier through Amazon listings and then a fresh image, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has now made the red BlackBerry Passport official. Announced at the BlackBerry for Enterprise event, the red version of the BlackBerry Passport initially expected to arrive on Christmas, will now be available in limited quantities in time for Black Friday. Will you be trying to grab one in the Black Friday madness?

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Nov 11, 2014 This is the red BlackBerry Passport! [Updated]
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This is the red BlackBerry Passport!

UPDATE - Despite this image being found on Amazon's servers, I've received word that it's not the final revision of the device and changes to it are expected. What changes exactly? I'm not sure. Even more red on the front/top being added, perhaps, as some people were hoping. Personally, I like the one above better but that's just me.

So, a few days ago Amazon slipped up and listed the red and white BlackBerry Passport with a scheduled release date of December 25th. Since then, the links to the listing have gone missing but at the time they were found, I decided to add a red one to my cart even though there was no image of the device available to even see what it looked like.

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Nov 08, 2014 Amazon pre-order listing reveals Christmas launch date for red and white BlackBerry Passport
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BlackBerry Passport in white

We've already seen what the BlackBerry Passport looks like in white, and now we have more news regarding availability. It looks like the white color variant will launch on December 25, according to a pre-order listing on Amazon. The listing also suggests that BlackBerry will be rolling out a red color variant of the device on the same day.

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Nov 07, 2014 BlackBerry Passport back in stock at ShopBlackBerry with new promo videos in tow
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Passport

Just in time for the weekend, the BlackBerry Passport is now back in stock at ShopBlackBerry for $599. If you haven't yet had the chance to pick one up, now you can grab one straight from the source. We're not sure just how long these guys will be in stock, so get one now while the gettin' is good!

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Nov 05, 2014 BlackBerry Passport now available in Italy - Priced at €649
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Passport Italy

Just a quick heads up for the good folk of Italy that have been waiting to get there hands on the BlackBerry Passport. The flagship device is now available in Italy at authorized retailers and selected carriers.

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Nov 04, 2014 Theme for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with Passport support
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Theme from S4BB

I'm fairly sure that S4BB are the biggest developer for BlackBerry 10 and if we were to tell you when each of their apps got updated we would soon bore you. However, I'm quite a fan of their app 'Theme' so I decided it was well worth mentioning that if has today been updated for you BlackBerry Passport owners.

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Nov 01, 2014 Toronto Raptors President and General Manager, Masai Ujiri works wide with his BlackBerry Passport
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Being President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri is a busy man. Add in the fact that he's also founder of the non-profit organization, Giants of Africa and you can bet his schedule is pretty hectic. In order to help him get through his days, Masai makes use of the BlackBerry Passport and in a new ad, he takes the time to let us know all about it.

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Oct 30, 2014 AT&T rolling out OS 10.3.1.1016 for the BlackBerry Passport
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UPDATE: And just like that, the OS appears to have disappeared from being available on devices. However, the internet has the files now and they can all still be downloaded in the forums. Plus, you can check out the findings and fixes thread if you want to know what's new in the OS.

Although AT&T has yet to even make the device available for purchase, it would seem as though they're gearing up to do so. Many BlackBerry Passport owners running the device on AT&T (including myself) are reporting BlackBerry 10.3.1.1016 (software version 10.3.1.652) is appearing as an available OS update. The update itself comes in at around 1.5GB, so you're going to want to be attached to Wi-Fi when downloading it.

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BlackBerry Passport

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I have the playbook and a blackberry z10. Love them both. Would be really nice to combine both of them into One :., The passport. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter the contest.

again blackberry leads the way in creative new concepts. .the o/s and programs offer a win win client experience. .a passport to satisfying and productive use...

i'm using blackberry Z10 rite now,hope i can be the first who used this blackberry,can't wait to see this passport, good shape, classic, just perfect...hoping available soon in my country

I own 6 blackberrys. One even has a small antenna. I am a diehard blackberry fan, never want any other.
This phone looks so fun to use, and quite an upgrade from my old school phones.
I don't know what to say, except, I REALLY want this phone..

Thank you for your consideration

Since I had my blackberry bold 9000, I didn't stop to be a blackberry lover and user. I love blackberry so much. Now I want to have the blackberry passport. It really looks so great and it still shows some elegance. I want this Blackberry Passport so much as in really badly.

I love to see a phone designed by Klingons lol, the only man phone I have ever seen, no more dainty curves or fluorescent colours . I will buy this thing ASAP to look different then everyone else and stab you in the eye with my corners if you piss me off, I hope I can sharpen them lol kablak

Blackberry (smh), this is a winning companies' phone; however (in the same BB fashion), they didn't go all out.
Watch as some other manufactures copy this phone and put in a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (Quad HD) which is the standards for phones , leaving BB in the rear AGAIN!
Come on blackberry stop coming late to the party!!..dang!

Hi! I m from Nepal and unable to access BlackBerry World.when I tried to open it says,"there was a connection problem.BlackBerry world must closed " please help me. how can I fix it? It bring a huge problem.i am unable to download any app

i am using a Q10, this a nice device to use for my personal, the only problem i am facing is battery backup, overall its an amazing device, much better then any android device.

I am a Q10 user and I absolutely love this phone too. Thinking of getting a Passport, but I am not sure yet. Forget Android, I got a S4 for work and after 2 days I sold it and bought my Q10. I don't want 4 mail folders on my home screen, a LED notification light that can't be configured properly and tonnes of useless stuff on my phone. If you want to play, buy an Android or Apple phone, if you looking for a professional phone, buy a Blackberry.

I am a Chinese, six months ago I started to pay attention BlackBerry Z10 phone, I like it very much, but in our country do not have, two months ago, I finally decided to "adventure" from the United States to buy one, then use to make me more like BlackBerry. See this Blackberry passport, so I was very surprised, very much like to have it, after seeing friends and colleagues are also very fond of, I believe this will make more people like blackberry passport!

this is great,so so unique and uncommon,this is witty invention,its look so nice,BRAVO BLACKBERRY.am sutre this will set another pace in the world of technology.

I am luvvin' the Passport.
Me want one.Me likey!!!.
The screen display looks as sharp as a tack,and it is so different to anything out there just now.
This should/must be the must have phone.
I love my Z10 to bits,and would not part with BB10 OS for a second.
But I would trade in my Z10 in a hearbeat for the Passport and BB10.3 :)

They still not seem to get it right: Passport sold out in UK and Germany, but still available in France, Canada and the US. Why does this always happen at the start? I have no idea about supply chains, and I understand that you need specific models for almost every country (QWERTZ, QWERTY etc.), but is it to bold to think that you'll sell more of those hot phones in large economies like UK and Germany than the few they might have sold from yesterday until this morning? WHY??? No ads, no marketing and no product on sale. If I had shares of BBRY, I'd sell today.

Got my Passport today. Screen is amazing. Love it. So, where do I get a SIM card for AT&T wireless for it? Tried to swap out a SIM card in an AT&T locked Q10, but it is too big.

If Blackberry is really serious about the rebirth of their smartphones and want to compete with Apple and Samsung, what rationale would support them not releasing the phone soon after its debut? Why the long wait for release in countries like the US where there are a number of consumers who want an alternative? Why not allow providers other than AT&T to offer the Passport when it finally comes to the US? In all, you can't sell pencils if there are no pencils on the shelf for the consumer to buy!!

I'll stay with my Z10 for a while.. might be skipping this Passport with 10.3.1 upgrade and wait for next offering from BB

Have posted 3 questions but no replies so far...
C'mon experts please say something...
Here are again my 3 questions:
Does the Blackberry Passport....
1) have Blackberry Bridge and internet tethering to connect with the Playbook?
2) work with the TMobile network?
3) run Whatsapp?

SO I went into the local ATT store with the wife to trade out her iPhone. I asked the rep if and when they may have a BB Passport.

He replied: "Never, we don't and wont carry that nor any BB in the stores you will have to go on line to buy when its available! Sad!

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