BlackBerry releases official promotional videos for the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry releases official promotional videos for the BlackBerry Passport
Now that the BlackBerry Passport has been officially introduced, it is available for $599, unlocked. From the start, there has been a large buzz surrounding the device, partially because of its wide boxy look, and partially due to the QWERTY keyboard. Missing numbers and punctuation on the physical keyboard, these show up as virtual keys that appear above the QWERTY based on context. The physical keyboard also doubles as a trackpad, and certain gestures make editing what you've typed, very easy.

Information about the QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry Passport, is the subject matter of one of the new promotional videos released this morning by BlackBerry. Another video shows how in real-life applications, the wider screen on the Passport can be more useful than the screens on competing phones.

Another interesting clip shows how and why the BlackBerry design team came up with the shape of the company's new flagship phone. It's all available for you to watch by clicking on the video slideshow below.



source: BlackBerry (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)

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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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21 Comments

1. jbishops

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Who cares nobody is going to buy it anyway

4. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

A few people will do so. It must be priced for $299 to probably sell well.

8. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Itroll is it? or...

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I was about to buy it, from shopblackberry.cum, but its sold out......yea.....

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sold out already?! Shows that there is great demand for this awesome device!

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Just read ,att will be having the bb passport (exclusive) , good news for me.. I'm with them

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sucks for me. I'm with T-Mobile. But I was planning on buying it unlocked, anyway.

16. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

yeah I read that too... dammit Verizon! And based on past experience, shopblackberry probably won't offer a CDMA version either.

14. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

It just feels like I'm watching a parody... Its like a joke.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yes they will. I'm having second thoughts of buying this......

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It is totally advertised for the business class arena ...Looks great

3. HerpDerpMapleSerp

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It's not an iPhone? I am very confused. That can't be a phone, it is not an iPhone. WHERE IS THE IPHONE!??!!???

5. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

the SHIFT part, hope it will come to my Z10

6. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

I love it. Passport format is very intereesting.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Love the design Screams quality

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Awesome, well spec'd handset with a powerful OS powering it! This handset is gonna be awesome in enterprise and regulated industries! Great job, BlackBerry! And what a competitive price, unlocked and unsubsidized! This thing is priced to sell!

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Any word on the white BB passport?

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

None that I've heard so far, but it should be available soon.

17. magnum44 unregistered

Any news or feedback about that other secret interesting device you earlier wrote could be introduced at today' shindig? http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-rumored-to-have-a-surprise-at-todays-unveiling-of-the-BlackBerry-Passport-and-Classic_id60993

18. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I'm thoroughly Impressed by Blackberry, In a world where few major changes are coming they brought something completely new and different to the table. Also they've lacked on the hardware side in the past. But the PassPort will acutely be able to compete. And do so quite well it seems. I would definitely consider this device for business. For someone in Logistics and constant emailing, order checking, shipping info, contacting and connecting with the parties involved. This would be a perfect device. Kudos to Blackberry, I'm always happy to see competition it makes the rest of them think twice about sitting on their heels. Companies actually pushing forward and bringing something new to the industry pushes the rest of them to try harder. Which in the end is only a win for us the consumer.

21. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I don't know... "We based it on a passport, so it would feel familiar" But why? Is it necessary to have your phone feel like something familiar that is NOT a phone? And why a passport? It's not terribly ergonomic or practical... It seems more like some random idea than a well thought out design decision. Time will tell if it will succeed, but based on this video it doesn't make much sense.

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