The BlackBerry Passport was launched on September 24th, 2014 at launch events held in London, Toronto and Dubai. The device features a physical keyboard, a 4.5" 1440x1440 LCD display and a 3450mAh battery. The BlackBerry Passport also introduced a capacitive touch keyboard that allows users to perform gestures on the actual keys — for deleting words, predictive text or scrolling the browser, for example. Inside the Passport is 3GB RAM, 32GB of flash storage that is expandable up to 128GB, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.2GHz quad-core processor. In the camera department, the BlackBerry Passport makes use of a 13MP 1080p front facing camera along with a 2MP 720p front-facing camera.
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BlackBerry Passport ReviewA new twist on the classic QWERTY design
24 September 2014
The BlackBerry Passport has finally arrived and it has brought a new twist to the classic QWERTY BlackBerry design.
Nov 24, 2015
BlackBerry offering special pricing on select devices for Black Friday
The holidays and Black Friday are quickly approaching, and if you're looking to pick up a new BlackBerry for someone (or yourself), you'll want to check out the deals BlackBerry have announced. Right now, select [BlackBerry 10](/blackberry-10) smartphones are on sale through December 1.
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Sep 24, 2015
Get a free accessory bundle when you purchase a BlackBerry Passport from CrackBerry Canada
Since it's the anniversary of the original [BlackBerry Passport](/blackberry-passport) release, [there's no better time for our CrackBerry Canada store to offer up a deal on the device](http://ca.crackberry.com/blackberry-passport-factory-unlocked-black---free-oem-accessory-bundle/121A264A22140.htm). Right now, if you purchase an original BlackBerry Passport in black, we'll be giving away a **FREE** OEM accessory bundle as well.
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Sep 16, 2015
AT&T shaves $100 off their BlackBerry Passport pricing
Looking to get your hands on an AT&T BlackBerry Passport? If so, the carrier has now made it a little bit easier on the bank account to do so by shaving $100 off the pricing. Right now, you can head on over to the AT&T website and pick up a BlackBerry Passport for only $99.99 (Reg. $199) on a two-year contract or if contracts are not your thing, you can opt for the no-contract pricing of $499.99. That no-contract pricing puts it in line with the original BlackBerry Passport available through ShopBlackBerry including the red and white version, but if you simply must have the more rounded off AT&T version it's a pretty sweet deal. Of course, AT&T will also gladly sell you the device on some of their AT&T Next Plans as well with those starting at only $16.67.
Aug 27, 2015
Pick up the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition on contract from Carphone Warehouse in the UK
Every so often I find myself heading over to the UK carriers and retailers websites - more than often to see who's 'not' selling BlackBerry 10 devices. Today I ended up with Carphone Warehouse who historically have been pretty loyal to BlackBerry. I was quite surprised when I hit up the BlackBerry Passport page as the two color options were not quite what I was expecting - Black or the new Silver Edition.
Aug 21, 2015
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition review!
Let me preface this by saying I never really intended on giving the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition a full blown review. From the onset, I pretty much considered the device 'just another version of the Passport' and overall I feel I was right in that assumption. It is just another version of the BlackBerry Passport, but it just so happens that it's the nicest version of the BlackBerry Passport available to date.
With that in mind, it's certainly worthy of a closer look, even if the majority of the changes are cosmetic rather than internal. I'm not going to cover every single aspect here like I would in the review of a a brand new device. Instead let's just take a nice overview of some of the changes that I think are most important to those who may already be Passport owners trying to decide if they want the Silver Edition or, the more likely scenario, those who already know all there is to know about the Passport but haven't pulled the trigger on purchasing one. If you're looking for a massive run down I fully suggest our original BlackBerry Passport review instead.
Aug 19, 2015
Which version of the BlackBerry Passport do you prefer?
Now that there is essentially three different versions of the BlackBerry Passport available for purchase, excluding the color variations which increases that number even further, we figured we should ask which version is preferred amongst our readers. Perhaps you bought the original version but now really, really want the Silver Edition or perhaps, you picked up the AT&T version because it was cheaper, but you really wanted the original.
As we know from history, it's pretty easy to fake a BlackBerry running Android through the use of any of the launcher apps on the Google Play Store and about 3 minutes in Photoshop but there's something a little bit more interesting about this set of images and video. A few signs that maybe, just maybe, this thing might actually be legit. To be clear, I'm not saying it is. I'm just saying, there are signs that may otherwise not be accomplished. Which signs you're asking? Let me tell me you.
Icons - If you look carefully at the photos, you can see BlackBerry Safeguard is an icon on the device. Even through the use of a launcher, I've never been able to get that to show up. BlackBerry defines Safeguard as all the security measures on their device. Even though it's a bit of inside baseball, when they send out device review documents, Safeguard generally lists BlackBerry Protect, Picture Password etc. Meaning, if they are working on Android they could have coupled this into an app as a central spot for all things related to BlackBerry specific security. There's also a few others that wouldn't carry over if a launcher was used as well such as Help.
The device powers off - The images show the device powering off. Although it's in Portuguese, 'desligar' means switch off while 'encerrando' means closing. Unless there's some Photoshop magic happening here, that device is actually powering off via the power button. Something that wouldn't be controlled via a launcher as it doesn't tap into those controls. Just like the Android settings when accessed through the Android runtime can't turn off WiFi or Bluetooth, they also can't shut off the power.
The Keyboard - As you can tell by watching the video, the touch input comes off as being rather terrible but you'll also notice that moving around the device via the touch-sensitive keyboard also works. Granted, some apps that run through the Android runtime already work this way but, in my testing at least, I've never been able to use any Android launchers in that manner. It usually works within apps but never outside through a launcher.
With all that in mind, I'll once again reiterate. I have no idea if this thing is legit and if it is, no one is talking about it, so it should go without saying that everyone should take it with a HUGE grain of salt. That said, if it's a fake it's a pretty damn good one and I'd really like to know what tools were used to put it together because it appears to be integrating in ways that really should not be possible. Also, if you ordered a Passport Silver Edition, don't expect it to arrive running Android.
Aug 06, 2015
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available through Amazon
If you've been holding off on picking up a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition until it was available for purchase through Amazon, your wait is over. The device can now be ordered through the online retailer in the US for $549 and you could have it as early as August 7, assuming you're an Amazon Prime member.
Aug 05, 2015
BlackBerry highlights the design process and changes for the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
Looking at the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, it's pretty easy to say it's just another Passport variation but really, there's a bit more to it than that. Sure, it shares the same specs with some slight changes to the dimensions but as we now know from the official announcement, it also includes a few deeper improvements as well.
Tasked with updating and improving the design, was Di Tao, BlackBerry's Senior Industrial Designer, who spoke with the Inside BlackBerry blog about the motivation to evolve the existing design of the BlackBerry Passport, what exactly has changed in the design as well as what inspirations were used in the design process.
Jul 31, 2015
BlackBerry 'Dallas' to be released as the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
While we've been posting about the BlackBerry 'Oslo' and 'Dallas' for a while now, it's looking as though we'll soon finally be getting some official news surrounding the device. A new image posted up at BlackBerry10 FR shows off the Silver Edition branding the BlackBerry seemingly will roll with upon announcement. As we already know from previous leaks, the Silver Edition isn't a drastic departure from the original BlackBerry Passport or even the AT&T BlackBerry Passport as it shares all the same specs, but it does offer a new twist on the Passport design.
Jul 06, 2015
BlackBerry 'Dallas' certified for Singapore and Malaysia
While many folks are concentrating on all the BlackBerry running Android rumors and speculation, it has been rather easy to forget there's still one other BlackBerry device out there that still remains somewhat of a mystery. The BlackBerry 'Dallas' aka SQW100-4, better known thus far as the 'Oslo' has gone through many rumors itself, but the latest news has it being certified in Singapore through IDA and in Malaysia through e-CoM.
Jun 16, 2015
BlackBerry Passport, Leap and Classic bundles all on sale through ShopBlackBerry
UPDATE - As expected, some devices (mostly Passport) have now gone to 'out of stock' status. At the time of this update, 4:39AM ET, there's still some Classics and Leaps left. No telling how long they'll last.
If you've been holding off on purchasing a BlackBerry Passport, Leap or Classic for any reason, it might be time to make the jump. Right now, ShopBlackBerry has a pretty awesome sale happening on all of their device bundles for customers in the U.S. and Canada. At this point, they've made it cheaper to buy a bundle with the device and extra goodies than to purchase any of the devices alone.
May 26, 2015
The Leather Flex Shell Case doubles as a sturdy desk stand for the BlackBerry Passport
BlackBerry has updated their Transform shell cases for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and they are now called Flex shell cases. So called because the back can flex outward to form a stand. There was a Transform shell for the BlackBerry Z10 and Z30, both different in design and now the Flex shell is a pretty nice update to the design. I was very fond of the Transform shell case for the Z10. It was one of the first cases I used on my Z10 and one that stuck around for a long while. The shell cases have always been of minimal design and minimal protection but they're made by BlackBerry so I always give them a go. I wasn't too fond of the Z30 Transform shell. It was a nice case but not too great when it came to using it as a kickstand. And that's where the new Flex shell comes in with it's new and improved design.
The holidays and Black Friday are quickly approaching, and if you're looking to pick up a new BlackBerry for someone (or yourself), you'll want to check out the deals BlackBerry have announced. Right now, select BlackBerry 10 smartphones are on sale through December 1.
Which devices are on sale? Well, all variations of the BlackBerry Passport including my personal favorite, the Silver...
Since it's the anniversary of the original BlackBerry Passport release, there's no better time for our CrackBerry Canada store to offer up a deal on the device. Right now, if you purchase an original BlackBerry Passport in black, we'll be giving away a FREE OEM accessory bundle as well. So you'll be getting a brand new, factory unlocked BlackBerry Passport plus a BlackBerry Passport Leather...
September 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the BlackBerry Passport. Since then, the BlackBerry Passport has been released in several different colors including black, red, white as well as a special limited edition gold and black version. If that's not enough, AT&T went ahead and released their own variation of the device and BlackBerry has since released their own...
Looking to get your hands on an AT&T BlackBerry Passport? If so, the carrier has now made it a little bit easier on the bank account to do so by shaving $100 off the pricing. Right now, you can head on over to the AT&T website and pick up a BlackBerry Passport for only $99.99 (Reg. $199) on a two-year contract or if contracts are not your thing, you can opt for the no-contract pricing...
Posted by James Richardson on 27 Aug 2015 5:19 am EDT
Every so often I find myself heading over to the UK carriers and retailers websites - more than often to see who's 'not' selling BlackBerry 10 devices. Today I ended up with Carphone Warehouse who historically have been pretty loyal to BlackBerry. I was quite surprised when I hit up the BlackBerry Passport page as the two color options were not quite what I was expecting - Black or the new...
Posted by Michelle Haag on 25 Aug 2015 5:55 pm EDT
BlackBerry recently released the brand new BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, and it is beautiful. With a refined design and featuring an awesome looking silver finish, the BlackBerry Passport SE has us all anxious to get our hands on one, and we know many of you feel the same! So we gave everyone a chance to win a free Silver Edition Passport along with a bundle of accessories and some...
Before the weekend kicked off, the folks over at 4GNews posted up some images of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android Lollipop but what most folks missed was that the images were taken from a video. Rather then posting just those images, we decided to wait and see if the video would pop up and sure enough, it has now appeared. The device appears to be the same device that...
Let me preface this by saying I never really intended on giving the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition a full blown review. From the onset, I pretty much considered the device 'just another version of the Passport' and overall I feel I was right in that assumption. It is just another version of the BlackBerry Passport, but it just so happens that it's the nicest version of the BlackBerry...
Now that there is essentially three different versions of the BlackBerry Passport available for purchase, excluding the color variations which increases that number even further, we figured we should ask which version is preferred amongst our readers. Perhaps you bought the original version but now really, really want the Silver Edition or perhaps, you picked up the AT&T version because it...
Hot on the heels of the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, BlackBerry has now announced the device is headed to Vietnam and will be available starting from August 24.
"We strive to deliver products that combine cutting-edge technology with purposeful, globally recognized design, and the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is the latest manifestation of this...
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