BlackBerry Passport flash sale runs for 48-hours, takes 34% off the price
by Alan Friedman / Feb 22, 2017, 10:45 PM
The BlackBerry Passport is the subject of a 48-hour flash sale by BlackBerry. Unlike the flash sales held overseas by companies like Xiaomi, this is merely a sale that is running for 48-hours on the handset. The phone is receiving a 34% discount and is priced at $229. That is $120 off the regular price of $349. The last time BlackBerry ran a 48-hour flash sale for the Passport, buyers purchased the Silver Edition in such great numbers that the BlackBerry web site sold out of the device completely; the Passport Silver Edition is no longer available at all from the manufacturer.
The unlocked BlackBerry Passport is a GSM model which means that this version of the phone will not work with Verizon, Sprint or U.S. Cellular. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch LCD display featuring a 1440 x 1440 resolution. The Snapdragon 801 SoC is under the hood containing a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 330 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage (which works out to 25GB of native storage for users).
A 13MP snapper with OIS is on back. For those who shoot selfies, there is a 2MP front-facing camera that also handles video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 3450mAh battery. BlackBerry 10.3 is pre-installed. The Passport sports one of the most unique BlackBerry keyboards since it works in conjunction with the display in order to type numbers and punctuation. The QWERTY keyboard also doubles as a touch-pad.
If interested in taking BlackBerry up on this deal, click the sourcelink. And remember, with only 48-hours to the sale, time is ticking. The BlackBerry Passport is a different kind of phone in many ways, and as a business device it offers some advantages including the wide screen and the QWERTY keyboard.
source: BlackBerry via Crackberry
- Display 4.5" 1440 x 1440 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3450 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
can we forget this 2014's phone already? it's 2017 now, that spec is outdated, and blackberry OS is pretty much dead
posted on Feb 22, 2017, 11:08 PM 3
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You wouldn't get this phone for it's specs but for the OS and it's unique feature, the keyboard.
posted on Feb 22, 2017, 11:25 PM 7
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You mean this pic right here? https://imgur.com/gallery/mMRb
No photoshop involved, unlike yours. (It even says it's by an iOS device, and one of your troll buddies was kind enough to point it out.) That's why you refuse to post it again.
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 5:42 PM 0
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It's 2017 and this is my daily driver, amazing media features like youtube on the background plus ability to skip commercials. Let's not forget blackberry hub which it alone is better organization than anything on android.
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 8:54 AM 3
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You could do a LOT worse with $229. Contrary to many unfounded opinions, OS10 is not dead yet.
posted on Feb 22, 2017, 11:21 PM 5
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A lot worse, eh? No, you can't...! Trust me... What'sApp has ended support for 10 and same goes to Facebook... The once glorious BBM, though still supported, is all but dead (I'm not aware of a soul who still use BBM, though a 'fanboy' such as you yourself will probably disagree)... And... Well, you can't go far without either of those apps... And lets not forget the fact that almost all app, notably web browsers and Twitter are due for an update for 'several' years... Berry is in poorer shape than Windows Mobile, and that's saying a LOT... But if you want a dumb phone just for calls and texts over GSM with a touch interface and an antiquated clicker qwerty with a 60% screen to body ratio (give or take) while the world is moving towards 90%, you're RIGHT AT HOME... This Berry is for you, Buddy...! (Psst, you can get a Nexus 5X for that much... Pretend I didn't say it)... Well, G'Day!
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 12:29 AM 1
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@GreenMan WhatsApp support for BB10 is still going on until the end of June. Stay up on facts, please. Facebook is a cancer on a smartphone...but you still have Face10 that's more feature rich than Facebook, or you could just side load the Android version. Just because you don't know anyone that uses BBM, doesn't mean that no one uses it. They've got 60 million monthly active users in Indonesia alone. You can side load Google Play Services for full Google Play support on BB10 of apps are your thing. BlackBerry now has Android phones, so to say that they're in worse shape than WM, is false. Try including all the facts when you comment. If you want a "dumb phone", then there are plenty of feature phones out there, but the BlackBerry Passport running BB10 isn't one of them. Try using one first so you can logically make a comment about one next time.
posted on Feb 23, 2017, 1:08 AM 6
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