BlackBerry Passport Review
BlackBerry Reviews | 331 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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Jul 31, 2015 BlackBerry 'Dallas' to be released as the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

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.

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Jul 16, 2015 Arsenal star Mesut Özil and his red BlackBerry Passport

Mesut-Ozil-red Passport

While I was browsing through Twitter earlier today for BlackBerry news I came across the below Tweet from Arsenal soccer player Mesut Özil sporting his rather swish looking red BlackBerry Passport.

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Jul 15, 2015 AT&T officially releases OS for Passport and Classic

ATT officially releases OS for Passport and Classic

Are you making use of an AT&T purchased BlackBerry Passport or Classic? If so, you're going to want to go ahead and check for updates either through your device or via BlackBerry Link. As noted on the AT&T website and confirmed by folks in the CrackBerry Forums, AT&T has begun their official rollout of OS for AT&T Passport and Classic devices. As expected, the changes are improvements to BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 as a whole but AT&T has highlighted some specific items.

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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.

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Jun 16, 2015 BlackBerry Passport, Leap and Classic bundles all on sale through ShopBlackBerry

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.

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Jun 09, 2015 BlackBerry Passport pricing through ShopBlackBerry reduced for a limited time

BlackBerry Passport pricing through ShopBlackBerry reduced for a limited time

Looking to move into a BlackBerry Passport? If so, BlackBerry has now made it a bit easier for a limited time. Just in time for Father's Day, Graduation and Summer travel, the BlackBerry Passport is now $100 off in Canada bringing the total to $599 and $50 off in the U.S. bringing the total to $499 when purchased through ShopBlackBerry. If for whatever reason you're still on the fence about the BlackBerry Passport, be sure to check out our full review.

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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.

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May 01, 2015 BlackBerry and Carphone Warehouse team up for '5-Stars' Passport campaign

BlackBerry and Carphone Warehouse team up for '5-Stars' Passport campaign

If you were to ask just about any BlackBerry Passport owner whether or not they love their device, the chances are insanely high they'll say they do and likely give you an amazing demo of its capabilities. Actual user reviews for the device have been fantastic across the board, but this weekend, BlackBerry, and Carphone Warehouse are teaming up in the UK for what they're calling the '5-Stars' Passport campaign.

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Apr 29, 2015 BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

For BlackBerry customers living in India and thinking of upgrading to a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, BlackBerry is now offering a new loyalty program in collaboration with Infibeam wherein you can get up-to Rs. 10,000 off the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport, or BlackBerry Classic, or BlackBerry Z3 and finally a BlackBerry Z30.

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Apr 21, 2015 How my BlackBerry Passport scored some winning shots with Weird Al

For those who are wondering what Weird Al Yankovic has to do with a BlackBerry Passport let me explain. I had the pleasure of attending MAD's issue signing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble in New York City. Weird Al was the "Guest Editor" for this issue and both he and MAD Editor John Ficarra were there to sign copies of the magazine that hit newsstands on Tuesday.

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Apr 16, 2015 First image of the BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears

First image of the BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears

By now, everyone knows the story of the rounded off BlackBerry Passport for AT&T but there have been plenty of rumblings about another rounded off Passport as well and that device has been referred to as the BlackBerry Oslo, essentially an AT&T BlackBerry Passport that has been rumored for launch in China and a small number of various other regions. A new image and claims of it being the Oslo have now appeared over at BlackBerry Central.

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Apr 10, 2015 BlackBerry Passport wins prestigious 'Best of Best' Red Dot Award for Product Design
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Apr 09, 2015 TELUS rolling out OS to several BlackBerry 10 devices

BlackBerry OS now available through several Canadian carriers

Adding to the small bevy of updates that were pushed out yesterday for several devices, TELUS has now started pushing out OS (Software version to multiple BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Passport, Z10, Q10, Z30 and Classic as well.

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Apr 08, 2015 Rogers rolling out OS to BlackBerry Passport owners

Rogers rolling out OS to BlackBerry Passport owners

Are you a Rogers customer who purchased their BlackBerry Passport from Rogers but haven't received 10.3.1 yet? If so, you might want to go ahead and check for software updates if you don't already have a notification showing. As reported by several folks in the CrackBerry Forums and Twitter and checked through Sachesi, Rogers has now officially released OS (Software version to BlackBerry Passport owners.

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Apr 06, 2015 Limited Edition Red BlackBerry Passport now available in the UAE & KSA

Red BlackBerry Passport now available in UAE & KSA

The Limited Edition red BlackBerry Passport hasn't expanded to nearly as many regions as the original piano black version, but it's slowly getting there. As announced by BlackBerry Mid East, the red Passport has now arrived in the UAE and KSA. If you live in either region and are looking to pick one up, Axiom is currently listing the device for 2,399 AED in the UAE and 2,499 SAR respectively plus they appear to have a special offering of a free sync pod and power bank. Additionally, you can also pick up a Limited Edition red Passport through the BlackBerry Store at the Dubai mall while supplies last. Of course, the white and black versions are also available.

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Mar 29, 2015 Keep your Passport by your side with the Seidio Spring Clip Holster

When it comes to carrying around the BlackBerry Passport, I have always been partial to holsters to let me quickly access my device and for maximum screen protection. Rather than throwing it in my bag or shoving it in my jacket pocket it remains secure on my belt while I go about my day. Now while BlackBerry has released a leather swivel holster for the Passport, I prefer one that presents users with a quicker way of getting the device off my belt, without having to fumble when lifting the cover. The Seidio Spring Clip Holster is a solid choice for those who want a durable holster to use on a daily basis. It is designed to keep your device locked down tight with access to all of the ports as well as provide quick-release access when you need to check your messages.

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Mar 16, 2015 Porsche Design Passport concepts might offer a glimpse into the future

Porsche Design Passport concept

While BlackBerry and Porsche Design took the covers off the P'9983 Graphite earlier, there's still another Porsche Design device slated for this year under the codename 'Keian' in honor of Keian Blundell and it's widely rumored, expected and hoped to be a variation of the BlackBerry Passport.

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Feb 24, 2015 Leaked BlackBerry Passport OS upgrade files now available

Leaked BlackBerry Passport OS upgrade files now available

Previously we let you all know BlackBerry was working on a fix for the Passport screen flicker issue and while there was no ETA mentioned, if you don't mind taking an unconventional route, you can try out that fix. OS has 'leaked' (using the term loosely because it's not a full autoloader) and it certainly does appear to be the fix for the BlackBerry Passport screen flicker issue.

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Feb 23, 2015 BlackBerry testing screen flickering fix for the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry testing Passport screen flickering fix

If you're used to using leaks, then chances are you're fully aware of the 'screen flickering' issue that was present in early builds of BlackBerry 10.3.1 for the BlackBerry Passport. The bug, while random, would cause the screen to flicker off and on with no real pattern to it. When BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 started rolling out, that bug remained in the OS and since then, many folks have reported having the issue.

BlackBerry has spent the past few days looking into the matter, trying to pinpoint the exact cause and now according to BlackBerry Product Manager, Michael Clewley, BlackBerry may have a fix for it and they're currently testing it to ensure it actually fixes the issue. While there's no ETA for the fix to be sent out to customers, it's at least in the works and hopefully will be resolved soon. In the meantime, he shared a suggested workaround as well.

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Feb 21, 2015 Mobile Phones Direct now has the red BlackBerry Passport available on contract

Mobile Phones Direct now has the red BlackBerry Passport available on contract

If you're in the U.K. and have been wanting to get your hands on the red BlackBerry Passport, your current options are SIM free from Clove or Amazon. However, not everyone can afford to fork out on a SIM free device. Now you don't have to. Mobile Phones Direct now has the red BlackBerry Passport available on contract.

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Feb 20, 2015 BlackBerry Passport and Classic now available for purchase from AT&T

BlackBerry Passport and Classic now available for purchase from AT&T

Right on time. As was announced earlier this month, AT&T set the release date for both the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic for February 20th and if you head on over to the AT&T website right now, you'll find both devices are now live and ready to be ordered online.

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Feb 19, 2015 What's new in BlackBerry OS 10.3.1

What's new in BlackBerry OS 10.3.1

With BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 now official, that means there's plenty of new features to look at. This update, while applicable to all BlackBerry 10 smartphones, is mostly aimed at early BlackBerry 10 smartphone owners such as those using a Q5, Q10, Z10, Z3 and Z30 as the Passport and Classic both came with their own iterations of 10.3.x.

With that in mind, a lot of the features found on the Passport and Classic have transferred to older Blackberry 10 devices so there's some overlap in the 'what's new' from when the Passport and Classic were released. Let's have a look at what has been added, on the whole though, for all BlackBerry 10 devices.

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Feb 18, 2015 SaskTel lowers pricing on the BlackBerry Passport and Classic

SaskTel offering deals on Passport and Classic devices

SakTel customers looking to get their hands on either a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic can now do so for a little bit cheaper. The regional carrier that claims to cover 98% of Saskatchewan's population has reduced the pricing on both devices.

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Feb 16, 2015 AT&T exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport available Feb. 20th

AT&T exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport now available

Have you been waiting for AT&T's exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport to arrive? If you have, it arrives officially on February 20th. If you head on over to the AT&T website you can grab the details for the more rounded off version of the device.

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Feb 12, 2015 BlackBerry India hosting BlackBerry Passport giveaway

If you live in India and want a chance to win a brand new BlackBerry Passport, you now have a chance to do so thanks to BlackBerry India. All you have to do is follow @BlackBerryIn on Twitter and answer a simple question they've set up via a Google Docs form and you're all set. You'll be entered to win a brand new BlackBerry Passport. Giveaway ends on Monday and is only open to India residents only.

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Feb 11, 2015 Buy a BlackBerry Passport and save $100 from now until Feb. 16

Buy a BlackBerry Passport and save 00 from now until Feb. 16

BlackBerry is selling the unlocked black, white and red versions of the BlackBerry Passport for $100 less in a special online Valentine's Day sales promotion. The sales event will end on Monday. Feb. 16.

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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

I have a BlackBerry Passport i am facing problem in Linkedin app. when ever i open Linkedin app its give me error " Unable to retrieve top news from linkedin. please try again later". please help me out.

phone software, apps all are updated till 22-3-2015.

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

I have a BlackBerry Passport i am facing problem in Linkedin app. when ever i open Linkedin app its give me error " Unable to retrieve top news from linkedin. please try again later".

please help me out.
phone software, apps all are updated till 22-3-2015.

Im very happy that BlackBerry as an independent brand might survive because Ive been a first adopter addict since day one. However they seem to be paying an unacceptable price to professional users like my self as a working tool by losing their sense of audience; an irritating example is the infantilisation of BBM but more seriously selling to Amazon its right to access the contents of my BB by making the Amazonapp store irremovable or access controllable on my otherwise excellent Passport which if not addressed means I shall reluctantly switch brands