BlackBerry once again is sold out of the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry once again is sold out of the BlackBerry Passport
Two days after the BlackBerry Passport launched, the business oriented handset was sold out. The number of units sold was 200,000 as BlackBerry played things conservatively in the face of the recent launch of both the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Still, as John Chen pointed out earlier this week, the iPhone isn't really competition for the Passport considering the latter's focus on things that the average businessman wants for his phone.

With a huge 3450mAh battery that allows the phone to run more than a day without a recharge, a screen that is perfect for business suites, and a QWERTY keyboard that allows you to be more productive, Chen has his new flagship phone ready to make some noise in the BYOD niche.

Earlier Friday, BlackBerry announced that the Passport was back in stock at its ShopBlackBerry.com website. But by the time the sun had set on Waterloo, the phone was out of stock again, proving that the manufacturer is on to something here. Let's just hope that this is not the start of BlackBerry turning to "Hunger Marketing." BlackBerry needs to pump up production of the phone in light of what looks to be stronger than expected demand. It would be a shame if the company couldn't take advantage of what is turning out to be its most talked about phone in, well, ever.


source: BlackBerry (1), (2)

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Passport
  • 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)

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79 Comments

1. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Winds of change?

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Relevancy is the reason for change

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Obviously, by the way the phone keeps selling out, BlackBerry has proved it's relevancy.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You misunderstood what I was saying.

56. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I do not see the reason to disagree. I got what Mxyzptik was saying, and I guess I can see how meanestgenius didn't pick up what Mxyzptik was putting down. But to me, it is clearly stating that this phone IS relevant, and thus why the change in Blackberry's fortunes. I do not know Mxyzptik, so I cannot speak for him or her, but that is what I understood it to mean. Hence, he/she did not write it wrong, however there could be a bette way to phrase it.

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Trust me, he was trolling. He always trolls BlackBerry.

26. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Still trolling huh Mxy? Just can't get a life, can you? It's obvious that its relevant. Just because YOU don't like something, doesn't mean it's not relevant. But you're a twelve year old so you wouldn't know that.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't say it wasn't relevant. You didn't get the comment obviously.

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You said "relevancy is the reason for change". You have often claimed in the past that BlackBerry is not relevant, that they are too far gone, etc. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what you mean. Therefore, I obviously DID and DO get the comment. Now, don't you have a bendable, software-ridden iPhone to worry about?

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes, blackberry changing so they can try and stay relevant in the market amongst android and iOS. How are you not getting this?

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry does not directly compete with against Android and iOS, or any other OS in the consumer market. Chen just wants to sell to his audience. They compete mainly on the enterprise market, where Android and especially iOS is no competition for them. How are you not getting THIS?

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And yet they tried to compete with the Z10, a touchscreen blackberry, and the DOA Storm from several years ago. They may be focusing entirely on the enterprise market now. ios and android have reached out to the enterprise market as well. Checkmate

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's OLD news. The Z30, which has won many awards and has phenomenal user reviews, and now the Passport, is where it's at. You bringing in the Storm just shows your desperation. All of this was before Chen. Let's talk about BlackBerry WITH Chen. Android and iOS(ESPECIALLY iOS, with all of those hackings and security flaws)won't touch BlackBerry in the enterprise market. CHECKMATE. AGAIN.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol I'm not desperate. You asked for examples of Blackberry competeting with Apple and Android and I provided. It doesn't matter when it happened, it happened. Checkmate

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Just like it doesn't matter in which article you said BlackBerry is not relevant, the fact is you said it. Can you read? If so, please show me where I ASKED you to give me examples of ANYTHING. Oh, Checkmate.

65. Dr.Hye

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I agree with you. I thought for a while that blackberry might have been out of the game by 2016 if they didn't make some sort of change revitalize the company. But clearly the new CO is a very intelligent man. My bro is a die hard BB fan. He's stoked for the new passport.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thank you. John Chen is definitely leading BlackBerry in a new and better direction.

68. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I knew it that Chen got a brain in his head and competence in his sleeves... damn, this man is a fighter... the best CEO

69. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed! He has got a fighting spirit rarely, if ever, seen in other CEO's. Hands down, the best CEO.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Canadian-BlackBerry-users-find-their-handsets-to-be-more-durable-and-secure-than-those-made-by-rivals_id61305/comments In that article, comment #14, you typed "Dead on arrival. There is just too much competition for BlackBerry to be relevant again". YOU typed that. And you'll note the word RELEVANT in what you typed. Please do not make it seem like you are trying to do anything but troll BlackBerry with your comments on BlackBerry related articles. Checkmate.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's a straw man to this discussion. Checkmate

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not at all. It's PROOF that you troll BlackBerry, just like you are now. I've called you out on it and exposed you, and now you're backpedaling. Too late for that, Mxy. Check. And. Mate.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No you pulled a comment from an entirely different article that has nothing to do with this topic.

48. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

That article is RELEVANT(there's that word again)to the point I just proved about you. Don't backpeddle now. Own up to it. You said it. Perhaps if you wouldn't troll other OS's and OEM's so much, you wouldn't get called out on it. Stick to that "bend it like Beckham" thing you pretend is a smartphone.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said I didn't say the comment in question. It just has nothing to do with this argument. But aren't you doing the same by continuously mocking the exaggerated Bendgate scandal?

60. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

It has everything to do with your trolling and me pointing it out. And I'm not mocking, I'm stating a FACT.

38. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Mxy has lost his "relevance".

55. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nope! You're a well known troll on BlackBerry posts. I'm sure I read it correctly.

2. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Black is back!

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Let's just hope that this is not the start of BlackBerry turning to "Hunger Marketing."" You just had to throw that line in there, didn't you, Alan? Meanest Genius will not be happy about that.

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