BlackBerry Passport bends, but doesn't break when Bloomberg reporter takes John Chen's challenge
posted by Alan F. / Sep 25, 2014, 11:45 PM
When BlackBerry CEO John Chen appeared on Bloomberg Wednesday, he invited the hosts of the show to try to bend the BlackBerry Passport. The invitation was made, of course, because of the reports indicating that the Apple iPhone 6 Plus can be bent. Chen had already told the media during the event that introduced the new 'Berry, that the Passport could withstand the same amount of pressure that buckled Apple's phablet. For the record, the Passport has a bit more meat on its bones as it weighs in at 9.3mm thick vs. the 7.1mm of the iPhone 6 Plus.
Check out Bloomberg's Cory Johnson as he tries to turn the BlackBerry Passport into the BlackBerry Pearl Flip. Was Chen wrong? Can the Passport fold like an accordion? To find out, click on the video below.
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Why are there so many people that have enough money to spend hundreds of dollars on phones and then bend them?
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 11:58 PM 1
Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
I would treat my phone like a baby and never bend it. Though some phones don't bend when you sit on them but the glasses should be broken anyway. Treat your phones right!
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:21 AM 4
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Well it's in every case, what if... I would never say someone can do that, bud once i sit on my laptop screen with my 85kg, it bended aluminium, but gorila glass didn't break, and touch works perfectly, it's 15 inch, and very thin screen (ultrabook)
posted on Sep 27, 2014, 7:06 PM 0
Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013
iFanboys love to talk about their iPuny 6 sales. But psh..., we're talking about durability and quality here. Quality > Quantity = iBENTley
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 11:58 PM 15
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When the guy said "its bending back"..I assume the Passport bent as in it bended but returned to form after he stopped. And he said it didnt bend at the end of the clip....probably meaning it didnt stay bent like the iPhone 6+ Whats up with the article title saying it bends? The iPhone 6+ didnt break either.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:06 AM 7
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I was amazed by the Motorola x 2014 in the bend test,it was like nothings happen
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:13 AM 6
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So in the end, the guy said "it didn't break, it didn't bend". But Phone Arena, with chief BlackBerry hater and iPhone lover Alan F, post the very MISLEADING title of "BlackBerry Passport Bends..." The trolling of BlackBerry by PA (and Alan F, specifically) continues..... Smh....
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:20 AM 13
Yeah, it's a typical Alan F. thing. I swear that guy is beyond a horrible writer. His articles are always misleading.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:37 AM 10
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This is interesting for Apple iPhone 6+ because the iPhone 6+ challenge all the smartphone out there to try the bending challenge.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:33 AM 2
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Oh, so you've admitted to it.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:36 AM 0
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@aba71983 you're dead wrong. Bending test were already done on several phones before the iPhone 6's existence, these test was conducted on feature phones like Nokia 3310. Don't you insult phones when you haven't personally owned and tested them yet.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:41 PM 0
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dumby a new photo? well, thats not bad... seems like you are trying to icopy bruce lee... when is your birthday? I will gift you a shirt and a dummy of bended ip6
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:43 AM 1
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wait.. didnt the screen bend? i see a white line in the middle of the phone?
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 1:07 AM 0
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You know this is just another example of one companies screw up affecting design industry wide. Now it has come to light that its possible to bend the phones. now people are gonna be asking "Does it bend or will it last?" Just makes next gen phones stronger. As far as apple I have one questions "WHY?"
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 8:23 AM 0
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