BlackBerry Passport gets exhibited in another sneak peek video, check it out here

BlackBerry Passport gets exhibited in another sneak peek video, check it out here
Although the BlackBerry Passport is said to be due out this September, the extravagant squareish-shaped, business-oriented device has already been revealed to the public. Even John Chen, the current CEO of the troubled company, took his time and showcased the Passport a month or so ago. We would speculate that it's not in BlackBerry's interest to keep the uncanny smartphone under a thick veil of mystery, as keeping the public enthralled by the Passport will only aid the Canada-based corporation. Additionally, the pre-registration for the smartphone is already live.

That being said, we got treated to yet another sneak peek video that proudly demonstrates the Passport. The video has been shot by Carphone Warehouse, one of the larger online retailers in the UK, but got quickly removed afterwards. But, as we all know, hardly anything that landed on the Internet is lost forever - fortunately for all of us, the latest Passport video is kicking and ticking on YouTube at the moment.

Carphone Warehouse puts a lot of emphasis on the innovative QWERTY keyboard, which does not only allow you to input text in a convenient fashion, but also doubles as a touchpad. BlackBerry's home-brewed digital voice assistant also receives credit in the brief sneak peek video. It appears that this Siri-like feature can be accessed via a dedicated button on the side - we guess there's no always-listening mode on the business-oriented device.

The stainless steel edges of the Passport are also highlighted in the video, and we suppose that they endow the Passport with a exterior design that will be premium enough for every Tom, Dick, and Harry. Check out the video below and feel free to share any thoughts you might have in the comment section.

You can also check our pick of some older devices that are shaped similarly to the BlackBerry Passport.



source: Neowin

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32 Comments

1. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014

Apps will indeed look weird on 1:1 screen but given its high resolution and snapdragon 800.It wont be tht weird after all!

7. WhiteRabbit

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 06, 2010

Apps don't look weird at all. If you ever tried BlackBerry Q10 or Q5, it's nothing weird. Some Android apps could cause problems, but it's because developer is dumb and he is not following standards for app developing. But native apps actually looks good.

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

this phone must be the most leaked smartphone in history... release it for once and for all Blackberry!!! i wanna put my hands on it to try that keyboard out

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Passport is a very cool phone design. Though, if Blackberry was smart, they would also offer an Android version that bundled some of their secure business services.

6. WhiteRabbit

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 06, 2010

Maaan... talking about Android and Security in one sentence is hilarious. Didn't you read about Blackphone for example? BlackBerry is very smart they keep their own secure core OS and Android apps are just emulated. Thanks to this solution BlackBerry 10 is fast, smooth, stable and secure with enough apps from BlackBerry World or Android (Google Play, Amazon Appstore, 1Mobile Market etc.)

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

What I said is that Blackberry could keep offering a phone with fake security but doesn't sell *and* also offer an Android phone that offers fake security, but sells a lot more phones. Maybe you didn't get the NSA memo. There is no closed source OS that offers anything more than fake security.

26. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Why must you continue on with this "BlackBerry offer Android" thing?? NO ONE is interested in that except you. Give it a rest already. And why must you keep on about this "NSA AND SECURITY" thing. NO ONE CARES dude. Especially since WE ALREADY KNOW THIS. Give it a rest already. You're spoiling every post with your nonsense.

30. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

OMG. Someone on the Internet who doesn't post the way you want them to. What's next, Bobby? Some crazy rants about how freedom of speech is a bad thing and needs to be abolished?

31. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nope. Not at all... I'm all for people knowing the truth about being spied upon. Just that your rhetoric has no place on a site about smartphones. There are plenty of places to go and talk about this kind of stuff.

32. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

And I've yet to see you talk about this on any other posts save BlackBerry. So all you're doing is coming off as a troll. You're trolling BlackBerry articles and I hate trolls.

34. WhiteRabbit

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 06, 2010

I don´t believe that government agencies all around the world would trust BlackBerry, if theirs security is (a1s you said) "fake". Wake up, man. Germany installed BlackBerry solution just because the NSA affair. Or are you security specialist who found some serious vulnerability in BB solution? If so, just say and maybe you will be awarded. BlackBerry is not offering fake security. Blackphone with Android is fake security, BlackBerry is solution developed for decades and it´s trusted through all G7 countries, 16 of G20 countries etc.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I just love the boxy , sharp angle design of this phone. Respect to the designer.

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Renee Zellweger, is that you?

5. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

No hatred or anything, but that is one ugly phone.

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

But it looks super sexy and stylish. Curvy phones look Yuck. Are you saying curvy TV is better looking than boxy or sharp edged design?

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why do you dislike BB?

27. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Back to trolling I see. Never comment on any other post except BlackBerry. And its always negative. Offer something of substance why don't you? And you're in the minority on your views of this phone. I, for one, think it's a sexy beast. Your avi though, not THAT'S UGLY.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Looks cool, unique design. But as an Android user, I want apps and games, no need so much, but just a few of those famous and useful ones. I really hope developers will start developing apps and games for BB as well, games like Modern Combat 5, Tower Of Saviors etc. are still missing on the BB App World. Also, I have never used a smartphone with QWERTY keyboard as my daily driver before, so I'm afraid that I'm not used to it. But for sure though, this phone is uniquely attractive and I kinda want it.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I feel you Well said I'm definitely going to buy this device

22. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

They are not going to develop those for Blackberry. Nobody has a device and developers see absolute no value developing apps for a failing platform.

28. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Why must you keep trolling APisskula? Acting as if we don't know that's really you. I already reported you. Hopefully the ban this account as well. And even if those games/apps weren't developed for this device, they'll undoubtedly be developed for Amazon. And since Amazon has a version of its app store being made specifically for BB10, and are preinstalling it on this very device as well as making it available for the others, BB10 users will still be able to get all the apps they need.

10. magnum44 unregistered

I have the Z10 and Z30 (Z10 my current daily phone in place of the temporarily rested N9). Now slowly but surely, and also surprisingly, my interest in this 4:3 quirky square device is getting aroused. When LG produced a similar device two years ago I never bothered. Before the Z10 I didn't use any BlackBerry ... now I am some kind of a surprised casual fan of the brand ... may it's the introduction of their new BB10 OS and its similarity (sort of) to MeeGo.

18. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

4:3?? It's a 1:1 screen

11. AlikMalix unregistered

Like I said before, I really like this phone, primarily because it's different, it's interestingly sized, and it's from BlackBerry - I hope this boosts BB's marketshare..

12. NewroticSlob

Posts: 181; Member since: May 09, 2013

Well, for apps, Amazon and BB have an agreement where Amazon app store is pre-loaded on 10.3, which is what the Passport will be running. Also, you can download Snap and gain access to many Android apps. We're hoping that in any new updates, BB allows Google Play Services to run. We'll see. As for the phone, I think I'll be getting it, unless BB indicates the next all-touch model. I like my Z10, a lot. Best phone I've ever had. But I do want a larger screen.

19. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Exactly. The Z30 went part of the way to addressing the Z10 shortcomings, but still not far enough. I would really like a 5", all-touch, BB10 device with a great camera, good build, and great internals.

13. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

nice move by blackberry

20. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I have to say, i am curious.

21. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

That is one ugly phone that will fail just like the other ones. The Note 4 comes out in about and do yourself a favor and get a real phone!

29. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

BB10 shipments are up 15% already APisskula. And the media interest in this phone is already high and rising. This phone will sell quite well indeed, especially with BlackBerry doing a media blitz when this phone is out. Why, even iFanboi site BGR predicted this phone steeling well and selling out. Please take your ceaseless trolling elsewhere APisskula. I'm already reporting every post you do, being that you only troll and post on BlackBerry articles. Nowhere else. Get a life already.

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