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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Jan 23, 2015 Limited Edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passports have started arriving

When BlackBerry announced the black and gold BlackBerry Passport, there were only 50 available, truly making it a limited edition device. Those 50 were snatched up pretty quickly and shipped out just as fast as they've now started arriving at buyers' doors.

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Jan 22, 2015 Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, we've heard plenty of testimonials as to why people love their BlackBerry Passport. On Amazon, in forum posts, in device reviews and more. BlackBerry has now put together a video sharing some of what people are saying about their BlackBerry Passport and why they love it.

Rather than just sharing the video though, we figured there's no better time to ask you all if you're a Passport owner, why do you love it? For me, it's the keyboard and that massive display plus, the fact that it doesn't really look like any other device on the market. As one admirer of my red Passport told me, 'it looks like a piece of art, not a smartphone.'

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Jan 21, 2015 Limited Edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport on sale now for $899 [Update: It's sold out]

Gold BlackBerry Passport

Update: It's not exactly a shock, but it appears that BlackBerry has now sold out of its limited edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport just a couple of hours after it went on sale.

Original story: As previously rumored. BlackBerry has started selling a limited edition version of its BlackBerry Passport, in black but with gold trim, for $899 in the US and $999 in Canada. Only 50 units of this version of the smartphone will be sold.

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Jan 16, 2015 Official Limited Edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport looks to be arriving soon

While we've seen several luxury retailers hop into mix willing to customize your BlackBerry Passport with some gold trim, BlackBerry themselves have yet to offer such a thing but that might soon be changing. According to a new listing on the ShopBlackBerry Canada website, a limited edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport could be in the works. Here's what the site has to say about it.

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Jan 11, 2015 Most BlackBerry Passport owners use a combination of the display and keyboard for scrolling


I recently threw out the question to you BlackBerry Passport owners of 'How do you scroll', as over the past few months I've found myself using the Passport's display to scroll rather than utilizing the magical powers that are in the hardware keyboard, which also allows for scrolling.

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Jan 10, 2015 The Stilgut Leather Flip Case is an elegant way to carry your BlackBerry Passport

I'm quite partial to leather flip cases on my BlackBerry 10 smartphones, ever since I got a red one for the BlackBerry Z10. Back in November 2014, I reviewed the OEM leather flip case for the BlackBerry Passport and while it was pretty good quality and well made, there were more negatives for me and so I looked around for an alternative leather flip case. Many had suggested the Stilgut Leather flip case, so I decided to give it a try. 

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Jan 07, 2015 Which BlackBerry Passport version do you prefer? AT&T redesign or original square

Which BlackBerry Passport version do you prefer? Rounded off or orignal square

Seeing as how the CrackBerry Forums have been busy debating the question, we figured we should put up a poll asking the rather obvious question as well. Now that there is the AT&T rounded off version and the original squared off version, which version does everyone out there actually prefer? The choice is a little bit harder than simply deciding upon a color, which was the biggest issue previously. Sound off in the poll and we'll see where everyone stands after a few days and get the results posted.

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Jan 06, 2015 CrackBerry Asks: BlackBerry Passport owners - How do you scroll?


I've owned my BlackBerry Passport for a good few months now and it was only the other day that I realized that I very rarely take advantage of the scrolling gestures available on the Passport keyboard. Sure, I sometimes flick a predicted word into place when typing but I'm really talking about using the keyboard for scrolling within web pages and my most used applications such as Facebook, Twitter and iGrann.

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Dec 28, 2014 The ultimate BlackBerry hater is back and taking aim at the BlackBerry Passport

The ultimate BlackBerry hater is back and taking aim at the BlackBerry Passport

The ultimate BlackBerry hater is back and this time around, he has taken aim at the BlackBerry Passport. J. Caloy has dropped a new video on YouTube where he reviews the BlackBerry Passport and well, it's just too much phone for him. The battery life is too good, the apps open too fast and the keyboard is just too awesome for its own good with its included trackpad capability. Downright terrible. Oh well. Can't please everyone. Check out the full video review below.

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Dec 26, 2014 End of Year Sale: 20% off all BlackBerry accessories!

We're wrapping up 2014 by extending a 20% savings on all BlackBerry accessories until midnight December 31!

With plenty of new products to choose from for popular devices like the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Q10, you can definitely get the best bang for your buck before the new year kicks off.

To receive 20% off your entire cart, use coupon code: END14 at checkout. We offer free standard shipping on all orders over $50 and have rush delivery options available as well.

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Dec 24, 2014 The virtual keyboard is still very much loved and wanted by BlackBerry 10 users


To coincide with the launch of the BlackBerry Classic, hopefully you saw the poll we ran last week where we asked you which BlackBerry 10 device would be your next? With BlackBerry listening to what customers want and bringing back the function keys and optical trackpad on the Classic I was intrigued to see how many of you were planning to make the Classic your next smartphone.

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Dec 20, 2014 Ready to upgrade your BlackBerry? Which device are you getting - Passport or Classic?


So now that the awesome BlackBerry Classic has officially launched and hitting retailers around the world over the next few weeks it may leave some folk in a bit of a predicament. For those of you that are due to upgrade your smartphone it's possible that you're now left with the decision to make of whether to get the BlackBerry Passport or Classic.

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Dec 16, 2014 Last minute shopping sale! Save 20% on all BlackBerry accessories

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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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BlackBerry Passport


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 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!

I would love love love to win a BlackBerry passport!!! Sign me up!!!

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I love my Passport! I am so glad I waited before purchasing a new smartphone. Perfect! Battery, camera, keyboard, it. I am no fan of bloat ware apps and do not play games on my smartphone so that deficiency is not a problem. Great device! I dunno about the red one though. It's called a BlackBerry...not a RedBerry (or white for our Canadian neighbors).

Blackberry phones Ha what a joke. I cracked the front screen and now the repair people say the camera and lens are cracked. Now is the touch screen the camera and lens then what is the object on the rear of the phone if not the camera. They also say that the entire front that is the screen and on the rear the camera and lens are one unit and costs more than a new phone