Check out this bevy of BlackBerry Passport & OS 10.3 screenshots!

By Bla1ze on 26 Jun 2014 03:26 am EDT

The BlackBerry Passport is one hotly anticipated device and while we've already seen a ton of it already, there's still plenty more to show off. If you can't quite get a feel for the device then allow us to possibly help. We've managed to get our hands on plenty of screenshots that look to be from demo material of the device and of course, it's running 10.3 so that's a bit of an additional bonus. Keep in mind, the screenshots here have actually been reduced in size just to be able to show them to you better. The full blown size of the images is that of the device itself being 1440x1440. Just massive.

BlackBerry 10.3 on the Passport is looking crazy awesome and these are only screenshots. I can't wait to get hands on the real deal. Also, if you missed it we added NEW images of the contextual keyboard as well which shows it off in a better way than the previous leaked photos did. Be sure to hit those up!

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Check out this bevy of BlackBerry Passport & OS 10.3 screenshots!



I lost my interest when I saw the double keywords.. Waiting for the Z50 or whatever high end full touch screen

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I agree with you, Hassan00.
I am currently on a Z10 and would like to jump to Z50 or whatever high end full touch screen comes next.

^ Hey's talking bout the screenshot saying "Request for Update" I think.
- one is an email,
- the other is a BBM Invite (or message) >> usually done because an email maybe filed in Outlook or manager/director wants an update like ... NOW DAMNIT! lol.

This is not an issue or duplication ... two separate message mediums where used by the sender; which would show on any BB10/BBOS device.

@jarful...I don't know but January 29 on the calendar is highlighted and who knows, maybe Z50 launch date.or just bad memories from the past that should be remembered ,as to not do the same thing in the future with new phones.haha!!!

Did anyone try to call Kelly! Who knows you might win a prize like world cup tickets or something.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  ) new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureeverthatishortenedabit

Lol, hey, I can't complain, I'm a night owl too, now I have updates while I'm awake. SCORE! Lol

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Ditto. I wasn't complaining. Moreso just curious what type of energy drink Bla1ze keeps himself fueled with and where you can buy it.

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Looking crystal clear and nice. The resolution / ppi is top notch!
Thumbs up.

ॐ BBM channeling at C003910CB

I tried it full screen on my Q10 and how I wish I can have the same size of text and buttons on my device. Hopefully BB can resize everything on the Q to show more content and make the screen look bigger than it actually is.

Seriously, this is your comment after Blaz1ze finds us these? Anyways, thanks Bka1ze. Appreciate it!!!!!


Anybody catch the screen shots of "Paul Turner " twitter there? Go out to the woods.. you will get a big surprise :-)))

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There is always obviously an option for both. This is just displaying white.


Was thinking the same thing. It's all white now and those fine lines and lettering show BlackBerry jumped on the flat ui adopted by IOS and Droid.

Z30 Vivo Brasil

Yep. Really not a fan of that iOS7 look. There better be a dark theme option

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Looks good, any word on if "Reply All" is still the default task over simply "reply" in emails?? That just seemed silly to me...

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I've literally NEVER used "Reply All" once in my life and probably never plan to...

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Do you use it more than simply reply?

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Not likely he just doesn't collaborate with a team of people or he's just far too cautious; living principle of cover thine ass!

To be honest without the feature to recall a sent message we should all be wary of reply to all on our BlackBerry's.

 BlackBerry Z30  If it Don't Make Dollars, It don't Make Sense 

Yes, I prefer jobs where I actually do something and my biggest concern is not what bobble heads to decorate my desk or cubicle with...

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Never had a desk jockey/cubical cowboy job if that's what you mean. I like working with my hands and not deal with water cooler drama.

Let me ask you this, even if your pen pusher job requires you to use reply all, would you rather accidentally hit reply all when you meant to just reply to the sender, or accidentally hit reply when you meant to hit reply all?

Err on the side of safety right? Or you like to gamble?

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Egocentric much? You realize different occupations require different things right? I'm sorry in all of your years of pushing pens you don't realize that. But to me, it's much better to accidentally hit reply when you meant to reply all, than to accidentally hit reply all when you meant to just say something to one individual. But me personally, I never send out generalized messages. I might reply to the original sender and individual replies to the individuals I want to speak to. I don't care to broadcast general messages because I don't feel like wasting my time with general messages. If I have something to say, it's only for some people, not everyone. The rest can hear what they need to hear and that's someone else's job to decide what they need to know... So yah, sorry to disappoint you, I'm not 14 just because I don't communicate the same way you do. Anyway, I've rambled long enough, I'm sure you got some paperwork to fill out, or some keys to push on your keyboard... Remember to stay hidrated, those papers won't file themselves.

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If you realise that every occupation requires different things, why do you still ask others whether which do they use more?

Couldn't fathom that different people might communicate in different ways? I know, it's tough to imagine that not everyone is exactly like you. CRAZY!! *faints*

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I don't know, but some of the proportions look a bit "unbalanced" to me.

Still, despite considering the Z10 a very big phone, I'm a bit intrigued by the Passport.
Keys just have a lovely touch to them (I still keep the Bold 9900 operational on wifi for the banking app....).

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Well seeing as how the z30 call screen is black I wouldn't jump to conclude that it won't be black on the passport from just a screen shot.

This phone does look pretty darn sick tho

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Well it seem the passport is using an LCD screen instead of an OLED screen and so the dark theme is not the default anymore.

Hi, I'm a teacher and I would like to have all my school stuff in a work area (Time schedule, school e-mails, school meetings...) And all my personal things (dentist rdv, friends birthdays...) in a personal area. I was kind of disappointed when i heard that Balance was only for companies (even if I understood why). So some kind of balance "light" without all the security and encryption stuff that companies needs would be nice.

P.s I'm loving these teaser pics and finds but this phone is ruining my life. Almost all I think about n check the CB10 app for updates now more then ever hahah

I think Android apps will display in full length with letterbox bars. With an AMOLED screen those bars will be true black.

That what I was thinking was a possibility. With that resolution and screen size it is definitely feasible.

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The black on my Z10 is blacker than on my Q10. The white is also whiter without that blueish tinge.

I prefer the color accuracy of the lcd than the exaggerated amoled.

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Impressed with both the Passport and BlackBerry 10.3. The update design is right on par with that of the Google Material design announced at Google I/O and if you want to compare, IOS7 associated well. No doubt. We have a modern OS, design and very capable/powerful devices here

Looks more awesome with each new 'leak' of information!!!! So hope the price on this thing is going to be quite competitive €500-600!

Actually, the Passport will be able to rotate. We're still a little puzzled why, but for some applications it may make sense.

I've heard you can use the keyboard as a scroll wheel for webpages and stuff so could be why. I still think the 1:1 ratio should be scrapped. Every form of media in the last 5+ years is made for 16:9 aspect ratio.

This is similar to RCA coming out with a "revolutionary" 50" square TV and tried to say it was better because it had touch capacitive knobs lol

Keep telling yourself that. Every major business application is wide screen by default. Pictures, spreadsheets, presentations and web pages are all made for this aspect ratio. iOS is more widely used in the enterprise because it's secure, easy to use/support and has the apps people need to get the job done.

This is almost as bad as vertical video syndrome, it's not crack or anything but it's still pretty bad.

I think we will be surprised at how many different reasons there are as the months go by. (Damm Months, go away)


Does anyone know if it can have more than 8 active frames or all 8 on one screen now? Or 2x8?

Thanks for the pix! definitely want one!!!

C00121953 channel for car freaks!!

They still not fixed the calling people and taking pictures by accident thing in OS 10.3? That would be the FIRST I would let fix as a BlackBerry CEO :)

RedBerry Z10 #00167

Please give John Chen a BlackBerry fulltouch device for 1 or 2 weeks. Then he know, then he know...

RedBerry Z10 #00167

Man everyone needs to chill, there is one coming! Just cos they didn't show it off yet..

But I have to admit Chen should have shown it off at the same time as the classic and passport, would have been great for media, that was a missed opportunity on BlackBerry's part.

C00121953 channel for car freaks!!

Thought I was the last one with this "accidents" problem.... I have even sent some emails by accident also :/

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Rachel Grimard (BBM) and Denise Marshall (Phone App) have same display display image.
Just saying.

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Bla1ze, could have put spaces among the images.. it is really hard to figure out each screen shot

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Sorry man, I tried. I spaced em out a bit more but can't do it any further without redoing the whole thing.

Don't worry about it Bla1ze. It's not that hard to differentiate! Hassan000 will always find something negative to say.
Keep up the great work!

Next BBM update....BBM Peek

Ditto! Bla1ze is killing it . . (I hope I'm using that phrase right? ;-))

I'm really starting to love this large square screen thing, still not sure it will be comfortable in a pocket but it sure does a great job of displaying active frames and docs and other info.

This is decent, wow... Will definitely make me switch back to blackberry. I'm bored with the Windows Phone already

Hi.... just a question. Are there any notes about sticking active frames? I would be so glad if I could fix some frames permanently.

Another question: How are the frames resizeable? Will it be automatically?

This is what I want to know too. I can't believe nobody is asking about this.

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I agree. That is one of the most legitimate gripes I saw on BB10 reviews (still running OS7). You should be able to stick Phone, weather, etc to where they are always in the same place, not shifting around when apps get opened and closed.

How about having the active frames with curved corners rather than square ones. I think it will look more appealing to the eyes.

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Hope you will buy one and not just make endless demands. The phone and 10.3 OS combo rocks.

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Bla1ze: you are doing an awesome job man! As BlackBerry with its Passport ;-) Can't wait for a hands on video!

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SMH. This is only a screen shot. Be patient until you know the full details of the Passport and OS 10.3 before asking.

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Hi chief Bla1ze, being that you're now officially president and editor in chief at crackberry. I'd like to officially request a presidential pardon from yourself so that I can be un-banned from the forums.

I apologize for any negative comments I made in the past. But I hope you understand that my frustrations only grew from the constant negativity from of old. You have since changed that and this place is awesome again.

Do I get you presidential pardon and un-bannedament?? :0(

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Waiting for the Z50, and hoping that it would integrate a full landscape mode of the OS.

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even if you punch in random numbers, someone somewhere might actually pick up the phone.

Just pray it's a living person

Z10 STL100-1/

Too much white. Looking forward to 10.3 dark themes as an alternative, but looks great nonetheless.

Powered by BlackBerry Z30

It know shows what the person said at the top in bold and the person's name at the bottom. It looks like they swapped it (HUB)

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Hope those numbers are all fake, not sure whose phone it is but must be a big shot if he know Barney Rubble...just saying. Love the screen shots but not for me.

Sorry Bla1ze but the only acceptable use of bevy is when describing a group of bathing beauties as in "a bevy of bathing beauties". The word you are looking for is bunch as in "a bunch of blackberry photos." Otherwise your EiC-dom has been awesome!

Shut up and take my money !!! My gf and I both are ready for this evolutionary device.

BlackBerry Z10

Bla1ze, do you sleep??? Article after article!!! Way to go! You even got a shout out at the jam conference!

Good job!

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It looks sweet! I just hope we can change everything including the hub to a dark theme. 10.2 and from the looks of it 10.3 is the best looking and most functional UI of any mobile OS period. If BlackBerry plays it right and market the heck out of it, BlackBerry will be gaining a lot of traction in the coming years.

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There will still be a lot of improvement on 10.3 OS for sure. Can't wait get the passport in my hands.

Blackberry Pilipinas

BlackBerry just keeps fucking around with keyboards. Zorching the last row and reconfiguring the third with no explanation how too invoke the ALT or SYM functions?

I won't buy it--and I love the 'Berry keyboards like sunshine and sparkles.

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To be fair, they don't owe you and I jack all. The device is not even out yet. Just because we have access to leaked info does not mean that blackberry should be going out of their way to explain their reasoning behind designing the Passport the way they did. Don't knock it before you try it.

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What a stupid device. In one year Blackberry has slipped from a 3.89 % market share worldwide to 1.89%. 95% plus, market share of devices belongs to non qwerty devices and Blackberry comes up with a keyboard on this phone to take up screen space. Pathetic!

Given the fact this will be harder to wear this device with the usual holster on the hip (my Z30 looks gigantic in the Otterbox case) maybe this is an opportunity to bring to market a new way to wear a holster, somehow? What could it be? Shoulder band?

There are lots of large wallet type cases for large androids. I would assume BlackBerry would start making similar for this.

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Love the look of 10.3. Can't wait for the update or soon as the passport is available. Either Passport or Classic, still undecided.

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That rat bastard Kelly us a lucky SOB!

By the way has anyone actually tried calling that girl Denise in the screenshots? Wow she's a looker. Just like the Passport!

 BlackBerry Z30  If it Don't Make Dollars, It don't Make Sense 

I like everything I see about 10.3 except the bottom menu bar. It needs to go back to being black, not white. With a white bar, it's too hard to distinguish it from the other element son the screen. On my z10, I really like how the bottom black menu bars seem to just blend in with the black physical border of the phone. Maybe white make a the overall screen size sem bigger, but I don't think it will be as functional, at least not as fast, and that's what I love about my BlackBerry is its speed, ever since my 8300. They have done a decent job replicating the speed of a machine like the 8300 or 9700 with all their buttons on a full touch device, but it's subtle visual cues like the black bar that help accomplish that, and I don't like then moving away.

I AM glad they switched back to a blue form red for the accent color though. But blue on black looks better than blue on white. Just ask Kenny Wayne shepherd....

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Z10.3 looks good. The Passport, well not for me. I love my touch keyboard on my Z10. Will be waiting for a Z50, ie replacement Z10 with replaceable battery and upgraded cameras, and core cpus.

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Hell Yeah Baby, something to look forward to come end of the year. Wait, how come all the chicks look so good!

10.3 looking real slick and modern. A nice makeover. Im liking the white and black call screen.

Sent from my Z10. Or was it my Q10? Either way, it was sent from an awesome phone.

Android 4.5 BlackBerry 10.3 apple the fast and competitive updates everyone is throwing out now days.

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I love 10.3 and it's so much better design wise than what we have now. But still I can't help but think it looks messy. Like its undecided on which way to go on everything.

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that's a massive views for viewers. I like the Calendar screen, BB nailed it BIG time on this one., I can't wait.

Looks like we'll finally be able to make/ recieve video calls to ios and android users and not just bbm video calls. YES!!!!!!!!!!

BBW Lovers Unite- OOLONG. The Eye of The OOLONG :C00121B8B

Love it or hate it... look at all the posts. posts are all over about the Passport. When I got my first 'smart' phone, it was a BlackBerry. I was reluctant because, I thought it was a businessman phone. I then worked in a place for a few years without cell connection. When I came back, touchscreen was out and blah blah blah. I then waited for the z10. Love it. Love the touchscreen. My work phone is a 2009 Curve. I use both styles very well.

Where am I going??????? I'm thinking, a user like me would welcome a device that has both! I want to take this baby out and kick the tires. My biggest concern is that shape and dimension size. I grabbed my passport and thought, it wasn't too bulky but, the one Chen was holding seems larger.

I'm so curious about this thing now. Like all of you, what are the specs? Is it leaps and bounds ahead of the z30? Shouldn't I wait for the next Z model? I'm hoping CrackBerry posts tons of stuff on this. I've had my z10 the day it came out. I've not had one issue with it (apparently one of the few???) and now, I wait for the September launch. Also, Chen doesn't strike me as a CEO that will put it off. Delays killed a lot for BlackBerry.

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Damn though, I hope we still have the option to run the dark theme on the passport/ 10.3. I use the dark theme everywhere it is available for use on my Q10 . :-)

BBW Lovers Unite- OOLONG. The Eye of The OOLONG :C00121B8B

Is it a mistake or is the really auto rotation/ accelerometer? It's a square screen so no matter how you rotate it, is still the same thing you get.

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Ugh that phone icon is still there! I have made so many calls by mistake by hitting that button whilst carrying my phone I literally have to clear the phone log every day.

Does anyone know if the live tiles in 10.3 will be constantly updating? As an example, the clock live tile showing the moving hands, etc. While I love the ability to multitask on my Q10 and the layout of the open live tiles on the Passport, I'm not really getting why leaving some apps open is beneficial unless they refresh (similar to an Android widget).

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I don't like the fact that they removed the numbers from the keyboard. That was a convenient option that kept me away from the virtual keyboard. The ability to go from numbers to letters fast without changing screens

Looking good! Great combo of device and Os. Makes me very happy :)

But will it ever come in Steel Blue Metallic? ;)

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I hope OS 10.3 supports all languages that virtual keyboard supports(essentially writing) . That is the area where the work is still unfinished. I want to upgrade to a BB 10 device with keyboard but am unable to do that without proper language support.

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Looking nice indeed. But still, we're having outdated dialer without t9 search, three different parts(dialer, contacts, call list) :O :(
Why BBM video button is still there? Eagerly waiting for 10.3.1 update on z10, but as I see now, there is some space for improvements.
By the way, hope Lithuanian will added to languages. Or still Canadians things that EUROPE has only some languages ☺

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I'm anxious to get 10.3 and will not wait on Verizon if they drag their feet. I'm pretty sure I'll stay right on my z30 until another good touch screen comes out though. I just got my 30 in march so it ain't like I've worn it out lol. I hope verizon keeps carrying BlackBerry phones. I'd move to us cellular if. They would start carrying BlackBerry 10 phones. I need to call them up and see about them doing that. All they carry is an os7 phone.

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Look at Alicia Keys peeking over the music!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  ) new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureeverthatishortenedabit

I'd like the phone to have the ability to have two apps running split screen and this seems like the perfect phone for that. To be able to compose an email in one window and reference a document or excel file in a second would be amazing for mobile productivity.

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Can anyone with 10.3 confirm something for me? I keep seeing the Clock from 10.3 as the old school "Hands" type of clock. I use my Z10 as my bedside clock, and if I wake up in the middle of the night and want to see the time, I don't think my foggy eyes will be able to make out where the hands are. Is there an option in 10.3 for the digital version like there is in all of the other versions, with the big numbers? Please let me know.

IPS LCD is quite good actually. You can actually see it better (much like my bold 9900) in the bright sun without much difficulty. It seems more like it is an LCD than an AMOLED. Remember, an AMOLED display's black's are really just dimmed. It can be proven in a dark room viewing a dark image, I mean, take a photo with no light and cover the lens with a dark shirt, then view it. You will just see the dim screen. LCD is much the same, only it's backlight is made out of a few LED's instead of millions. That should help. Lol.