Be one of the first with the BlackBerry Passport; pre-register for the new flagship now

Be one of the first with the BlackBerry Passport; pre-register for the new flagship now
As we've noted, there has a been quite a buzz about the BlackBerry Passport. The unique looking flagship phone will offer a 4.5 inch screen with 1440 x 1440 resolution, which works out to a very high pixel density. While BlackBerry has not yet introduced the model, we expect it to carry a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and a massive 3450mAh battery. The BlackBerry Passport will come with BlackBerry 10.3 out of the box.

But what has everyone fired up about the BlackBerry Passport, is the three row physical QWERTY keyboard found on the bottom of the device, that doubles as a trackpad. The three rows of letters do not include punctuation or numbers. These will appear on a row of virtual keys, on a contextual basis. For example, if you're writing an email, you will see virtual keys including the "at sign". If you're browsing the web, the virtual keys will include a colon and a back slash.

While the phone has yet to be introduced, the BlackBerry Passport could be launched in September. If you want to be one of the first in your neighborhood to have the Passport in your hand(s), starting today you can pre-register for the phone with BlackBerry. No, you are not reserving a model, or pre-ordering the unit. You are merely expressing interest in the handset and will be informed by email when the model can be pre-ordered.

source: BlackBerry



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

What a brute! Looks great in white. Kudos BB, hope it does well.

7. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

No joke! Looks cool and different. I like.

28. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

This one going to be the best selling mobile after iphone6 in the year end

31. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Gotta admit, the phone does look interesting and that square display should work out well when doing office related work (like editing excel sheets that i've been doing lately on my mobile for last minute/ on the fly changes) so this should do well in the corporate sector. Hopefully the battery life will be up to the usual BlackBerry standard. Also hoping that they'll improve their maps or be allowed to run Google Maps if they can't already.

2. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

The reason I like BlackBerries are because of the keyboard.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

Already pre-registered. Cannot wait for this handset to be released!

4. venomania

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

in white please

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

looks neat i just don't like BB os BB should adopt android and implement its security features into the OS, what a phone that would be

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

I respectfully disagree. BlackBerry should stick with their own BB10 OS, if for no other reason than differentiation. By differentiation I mean a completely different OS. If they used Android and put a "skin" over it, at the end of the day it's still Android. Not everyone wants or needs Android. Also, for what BlackBerry is aiming at in the mobile field, their own OS is much more suited for the task. Too many Android fans think everyone should "go Android". If that happens, there would be less choice on the market today, and that is not a good thing. BB10 is a phenomenal OS. You should actually try it for a significant amount of time before saying you don't like it. Also, going Android is not always the best option. Ask HTC....

12. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

well theres a much larger market for android, they should at least offer an android version for those not wanting to make the switch

16. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

If they go Android, they won't be any different than all the other vendors out there not named Samsung or LG. Besides, with support from the Amazon App store, it shouldn't feel like much of a switch from an Android phone. However, if you're strictly talking about functionality, then you just gotta give BB10 a try.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

For what? That's like saying since Android has a larger market than Apple, that Apple should offer an Android handset for those not wanting to switch. That makes absolutely NO SENSE whatsoever. If someone doesn't want to switch, so be it. Don't switch. But BlackBerry offering an Android handset just to appease a few people that are not even within their core audience is nonsense. That's just a fanboys dream. This is reality, and the reality is that Black berry's core audience that it is marketing itself to doesn't need or want Android.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

* BlackBerry's

6. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is a phone? Jeez, even the biggest Android phones can still fit in SOME pockets...

10. naittosan

Posts: 241; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

If you like it, I say get it. Although it is not a brick, it sure looks like one to me.

13. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

This phone isn't that big compared to phablets. It'll fit in a normal-sized pocket. I mean, unless you like wearing skinny jeans.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree with ablopez. There are Android handsets that are 6 inches and larger. This handset is nowhere near a brick and will fit in someone's pockets a lot easier than its much larger Android counterparts.

23. SirHamm

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

You should consider looking at comparison shots of this phone. It isn't much bigger than the current iPhone 5s (some shots show it a tad smaller) and the new iPhone 6 is going to be taller. Considering I can put my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 in all my jeans and chinos it's a stretch to say this phone wont fit into any pockets.

24. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I honestly like the way it looks, and I'm not exactly a BB fan. It looks like it'd be a joy to handle and use, especially for emails/texting and browsing. Maybe not so good for watching videos/movies, with its 1:1 aspect ratio. But to carry in the pocket? Everybody has different pockets of course, and I wear cargo shorts (365), so I know I could carry this in my pocket (technically speaking, I can carry my LG 8.3 in my pockets), but it just doesn't look like something that'd be comfortable or convenient to do. It's hard to tell (can't find any exact dimensions), but it appears wider than even the Xperia Z ultra with 6.4" screen. Obviously, I won't be buying one, but I hope this device succeeds. Android manufacturers have practically abandoned physical keyboards (they exist, but with specs from 2-3 years ago). I want BB to make a comeback and challenge Android and iOS (and WP, I guess), because competition always breeds improvements and innovation all around.

29. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

They say it's about 1/2" wider than the Galaxy S5, but much shorter.

8. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I actually like it.. Looks very different

11. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i like that they are trying something different, it looks intriguing, but i am super skeptical of the form factor of course, i am also still super skeptical that people can actually practically use and carry phablets, but basically all the android/wp flagships are the size of what was once phablets so who knows.

15. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yeah I really like this.

17. shrimpanzee

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Honestly I think that this looks damn cool. I'd like to get this lol, miss the good old keyboards!

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

BB Passport Galaxy Note 4 iPhone 6 Xperia Z3 LG G3 and Nokia Lumia 930 + possibly a 1520 successor 2nd half of 2014 is going to be very interesting :)

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You forgot, Nexus 6 (14). Bummer.

27. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

It looks nice honestly.

32. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

need to know the price first

36. swiekekodok

Posts: 58; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

Amazing,..what a nokia E61 successor........ #fingercross

52. chrisditya

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

I Love every smartphone. Apple, Sony, samsung, blackberry, nokia, Htc, and motorola. But, I can't buy it All. I just buy what I need, not what I want. MAybe, if this phone really had enough for what we need, and the price not too high. I think this phone will be shaking others company.

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