Buy the unlocked BlackBerry Passport for half price; BB10 powered handset is just $249

Buy the unlocked BlackBerry Passport for half price; BB10 powered handset is just $249
If you miss having a BlackBerry handset that actually runs BlackBerry 10 instead of Android, you can now pick up the unlocked BlackBerry Passport at half price. At BlackBerry's online store, the Passport is now priced at $249. That is $250 off of the $499 that the company previously charged for the phone.

The Passport model being offered at half price is available in black only. To refresh your memory, the handset carries a 4.5-inch LCD display with a 1440 x 1440 resolution. The Snapdragon 801 chipset is under the hood, equipped with a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage (of which 25GB is available to the user). A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage. The Passport supports the use of Android apps listed in the pre-loaded Amazon Appstore.

The 13MP rear-facing camera has an aperture of f/2.0 and features OIS to prevent your coffee dependency from being outed every time you shoot a video. A 2MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. Keeping the phone powered up is a 3450mAh battery, and BlackBerry 10.3 is pre-installed. If you live in the states, keep in mind that the phone will work on AT&T and T-Mobile, not Sprint or Verizon.

Also on sale is the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition. The new price for this version of the phone is $299, a 46% price cut from the $549 that the phone was selling for. This model has rounded corners on the bottom to allow for better handling of the unit. The diamond pattern added to the back of the handset provides a better grip. And some improvements to the physical keyboard were made to improve the typing experience.

BlackBerry tells us that this pricing will stick until the two Passport models are out of stock. Considering that we might never see a new BlackBerry 10 powered phone again, you might want to take advantage of the current pricing. After all, this is the holiday shopping season. If you are interested in the unlocked BlackBerry Passport or Passport Silver Edition, click on the sourcelink.


source: BlackBerry

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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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35 Comments

1. Foxgabanna unregistered

I'm good. I rather put extra money in and get a Nexus 6P.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. Nothing against the passport, besides the boxy look, but it does not compare to the much better Nexus 6P, which can be gotten for a little more and is fully unlocked to use on ANY network. Unless you're a BlackBerry fan that just needs a BBQ device, I don't see this catering to the average smartphone user.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's a "BBQ" device? Or is this another one of those infamous "autocorrect" fails I keep hearing so much about concerning iOS devices?

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Bumburned detected. How nice of you to bring up iOS devices even though I didn't type that on an iOS device. Keep on deflecting. As for BBQ, well I figured since I'm about to roast you again, why not BBQ while I'm at it?

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cut the BS. All you have is iOS devices. NO ONE believes they crap about you owning any Android devices. Quit deflecting. You're an idiot that can't even spell correctly, and everyone knows it. Quit being so salty that I called you out in your stupidity and go soothe that burned bum of yours.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You cut the bs. Not my fault if you are too ignorant to see that I don't have just iOS devices. You got owned. Man up and take the L. You first. I'm not salty at all considering you used "they" instead of "the" in your first paragraph. Hypocrite. And stop talking about my bum, creep.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! So that's your BS story, and you're sticking to it? Be my guess. Who am I to let the truth get in the way of a good story? This is coming from the guy that hasn't known what punctuation is since he dropped out of elementary school, and no, the homeschooling didn't pay off either, as you're still dumb as dirt with less judgement than jelly. Now go wash your BS spewing mouth out with soap and water. But I suggest you stay clear of that lake of hypocrisy you're so fond of using, as it really has your hypocrite factor on high.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And you really think I give a rat's@$$ if you believe me or not? You're clearly on drugs, alpha. Like you can talk. You have misspelled words, misused words, and you have forgotten to use punctuation quite often. Looks like you're the one who is basking in the waters of Lake Hypocrisy. That was so lame. Your insults are falling flat on their face. I think it's time you took those troll tokens and cash them in for better comebacks.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Of course you care JakeLee, so cut the BS. No one is buying it. I can talk. You've done everything I've said times 100, so lay off the waters of hypocrisy, like I said. YOU are so lame. That's evident by your pathetic personal life, so head back under that bridge and into that basement that you dwell in.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great prices for very capable handsets.

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I wouldn't mind at all for that price

4. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

Waiting for the international version of priv for that price :D

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I would get the new DTEK. Much better choice than the Priv, which was a could have been done better first entry into Android.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Which could have been done better first entry into Android." You're missing two words. Must be another "autocorrect fail", lol. Seems to happen a lot to you. Must be that iOS device you're tying on.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Irrelevancy, a clear sign of someone in denial.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stupidity, a clear sign of someone that's stupid.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The signs are pretty clear for you then.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, the signs are clear for me, as I'm a genius and you're an idiot.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually, you're more like horse sh__.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop projecting. I'm nothing like what you eat on a daily basis.

14. Subie

Posts: 2429; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I thought the Priv was done quite well. the only thing I think they could've done better was the initial price. And that's only because of their choice to use the Snapdragon 808 IMO.

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Actually, the decision to use the 808 was the safe call at the time. Remember the 810 was having its heating issues so BlackBerry couldn't afford any negative press with its first Android device.

18. Subie

Posts: 2429; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

That's true, yet Sony and Microsoft managed to cool it. I have no issues with them choosing to use that soc it's just the flagship pricing that they tagged on.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Price was the only thing kept the PRIV from selling better than it did. It's a great device, unlike what impish troll would have anyone believe.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Extreme bumburned detected, as evident by the smell of burning BS coming off your comment and permeating through my tablet screen: http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-5s-reportedly-catches-fire-while-on-charge_id87123

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22513; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right back at ya! And, for your viewing pleasure: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7667308?start=0&tstart=0

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Microsoft maybe, but my Xperia z3+ could roast some bacon.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Same, my 6P doesn't overheat at all. It gets warm just like any other phone, but never too hot. Certainly not like the Moto X did with the 808 chip.

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