Devices | 195 Comments Exclusive: Video Hands-On with the BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition! Drop what you're doing and hit PLAY on the video above! I was fortunate to get my hands on the newly announced BlackBerry Passport SILVER Edition a little early, so took it to the new KM studio to give it a proper debut for CrackBerry Nation (complete with vintage table slap at the end!). Be...

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Sep 21, 2016 Rare BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android goes up for sale on Kijiji
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Remember before the Priv was announced there were multiple sightings of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition caught running Android? At the time, it was caught up in the codename confusion and was better known as Oslo and well, we know now that it was in some ways, a test bed for BlackBerry's Android smartphones. Although they never went on sale for the masses, a new Kijiji listing might allow you to get your hands on one. Continue Reading →
Jul 12, 2016 Snag a BlackBerry Passport from Amazon today for only $315
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Looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Passport? If so, you might want to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day. Right now, if you head on over to Amazon, you'll find three different versions of the BlackBerry Passport available with special Amazon Prime Day pricing of $315. Continue Reading →
Mar 22, 2016 BlackBerry Spring Sale: Save 20 percent when purchasing a BlackBerry Passport!
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Spring has sprung and to kick things off, BlackBerry has now posted up a sale on ShopBlackBerry where you can save 20 percent off the price of a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. Continue Reading →
Dec 16, 2015 UKarbon skins are a great way to change up the look of your BlackBerry
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Skins for devices have been around for some time though they're becoming few and far between for BlackBerry 10 owners. However, that is changing as a UK based company has started to offer up skins for BlackBerry 10 models. We take a look at a few of them. Continue Reading →
Nov 24, 2015 BlackBerry offering special pricing on select devices for Black Friday
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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. Continue Reading →
Aug 27, 2015 Pick up the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition on contract from Carphone Warehouse in the UK
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CPW-Passport-Silver

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.

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Aug 25, 2015 Announcing the winner of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition bundle!
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BlackBerry Passport SE

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 CrackBerry goodies! And now that the contest is over, it's time to see who has won!

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Aug 23, 2015 BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition captured on video running Android
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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 leaked out earlier but this time around, we get a good look of it in action running through some of the settings as well as the Google Play Store.

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Aug 21, 2015 BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition review!
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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition Box

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.

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Aug 19, 2015 Which version of the BlackBerry Passport do you prefer?
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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.

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Aug 11, 2015 BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition available in Vietnam starting August 24
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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition available in Vietnam starting August 24

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.

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Aug 10, 2015 We're giving away a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition bundle!
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We have a brand new BlackBerry Passport SE to give away. Keep reading for details on how to enter! Continue Reading →
Aug 07, 2015 This BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition appears to be running Android instead of BlackBerry 10
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This BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition appears to be running Android instead of BlackBerry 10

As I'm sure just about every CrackBerry reader knows already, BlackBerry has officially announced the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition and as expected it's running BlackBerry 10. But what if some of the pre-release versions were set up to run Android? A new set of images, as well as a video, have now appeared over at Mondo BlackBerry which appear to show off just that. A pre-release BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android.

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.

Source: Mondo BlackBerry

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Aug 06, 2015 BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition now available through Amazon
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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

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.

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Aug 05, 2015 BlackBerry highlights the design process and changes for the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
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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.

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Aug 04, 2015 Will you be buying a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition?
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Will you be buying a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition?

The day has arrived. After months of rumors and speculation, the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is now official and ready to roll out to those who have been patiently waiting for the full details. Kevin has already given it a look in his hands-on video and we've loaded up a nice photo gallery showing off the device, plus we have a special offer in place through the CrackBerry Canada store for folks who want one to call their own as soon as possible. But the ultimate question we're asking here, now that it's all out there and everyone can see how great the device really looks, will you be buying one? Let us know!

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Aug 03, 2015 BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition gets early unveiling thanks to Swiss retailer
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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

UPDATE A previous version of this article noted it being a German retailer. That was incorrect. It's a Swiss site. Apologies for the error.

Just in case the previously leaked images along with the media gallery going live on the BlackBerry website wasn't enough to convince you the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is close to being announced officially, online Swiss retailer PCP, has posted up some details highlighting the device. This time around, we get a look at some possible pricing as well some further confirmation of the specs.

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Jul 31, 2015 BlackBerry 'Dallas' to be released as the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
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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 24, 2015 BlackBerry 'Dallas' arrives at the FCC
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BlackBerry 'Dallas' arrives at the FCC

Following up on the news of the BlackBerry Dallas getting certified for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the device has now appeared at the FCC using the known model number of L6ARHR190LW / SQW100-4. As with most FCC listings, the filing doesn't offer much by way of new information but it does mean the device is progressing through all the proper channels.

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Jul 07, 2015 BlackBerry 'Dallas' and 'Venice' appear on India import records
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Following up on the news of the BlackBerry 'Dallas' being certified in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the device has now also appeared on India import records database Zauba. To go along with the 'Dallas' listing, there's also a new device which has been labeled as the STV100-3 which is believed to be the BlackBerry slider also known as the Venice. At this point, much like with past devices such as the Leap, they're currently being listed as evaluation units meaning they're likely being imported for BlackBerry India employees to test out and as such have not been imported in any mass quantity.

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Jul 06, 2015 BlackBerry 'Dallas' certified for Singapore and Malaysia
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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 09, 2015 BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears once again in new images
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BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears once again in new images

UPDATE - New evidence shows this device might not be codenamed Oslo after all. Instead, BlckBerry has taken to calling it 'Dallas' with the latest OS. But it's just a codename still either way.

While the first photo of BlackBerry 'Oslo' was nothing more than a pixelated render, the devices second appearance offers a significantly better look at the Passport-like design. As noted by N4BB, the device brings the same exact specs (2.2GHz MSM8974 Snapdragon processor, 13 MP Camera, 3 GB RAM, 3450 mAh battery) of the Passport but in a slightly different form factor with a combination of steel frame mixed with silver plastic.

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Apr 16, 2015 First image of the BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears
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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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I am already using BlackBerry passport and I just love this device I cant see myself using any other device than this. I have used BlackBerry curve, bold 4, Q10 and now passport and this device is something I hv never used its a lot different than all of them and now I saw the silver edition passport and I instantly fall in love with that color is beautiful I would love to have that color. and the best thing about passport is its keyboard its one of the msot easiest keyboard I have ever used. Just love it..

I'm looking for a new phone but all the reviews for the gimicky, shinny phones scare me. I need a solid, sturdy phone that works! The silver Passport would be awesome.

I own BlackBerry Classic because the performance, reputation and security has no compromise. This is the phone owned by icons in the world.