Here are more pictures and video of the intriguing BlackBerry Passport

Here are more pictures and video of the intriguing BlackBerry Passport
There are plenty of flagship models that are capturing the attention of smartphone buyers throughout the world. There are the big three Android models like the HTC One (M8), the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3. Certainly, the Samsung Galaxy F would make it a big four if it becomes reality, thanks to the metal construction and the 1440 x 2560 resolution screen expected on the phone. Now that the Amazon Fire Phone has been introduced, there is a large contingent interested in the 3D imagery and other features of the phone.

But over the last few weeks, another phone has caught the eye of many smartphone fans. Improbably, this phone is a BlackBerry model. The company's upcoming, still unannounced flagship device, is capturing plenty of attention thanks to its unique look. The BlackBerry Passport is expected to have a 4+ inch screen with resolution of 1440 x 1440, a terrific pixel density and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU. 3GB of RAM is believed to be on board and a 13MP snapper is said to be on back. And to keep the phone running all day, a 3450mAh battery is included.

What has everyone excited about the phone, is the unique QWERTY keyboard. Press on the keys to type letters, and swipe over the keys for punctuation, numbers, and other functions. Will this phone be a passport back to the land of relevancy for BlackBerry?

So far, BlackBerry CEO John Chen gets high marks for what he has done for BlackBerry so quickly. He has BBM adding new subscribers, even from other platforms, increasing the value of the messaging app. He also has started monetizing it as well. The executive has BES12 poised to be the MDM for any business running a fleet of iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone handsets. He has laid off some of the risk on low-end handsets to Foxconn, and is keeping an ear to the ground to figure out what buyers of top-shelf models want. If Chen can get a decent marketing campaign going, BlackBerry just might surprise a few people over the next year.


source: ChrisParsons via Crackberry

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39 Comments

1. Jayzee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

Blackberry's version of the Optimus Vu

7. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

The only thing that might be similar would be the size, I guess.

21. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

The ugliest phone I ever seen

26. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

C'mon, it's not that ugly, just hmm weird. RIP BB.

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

That's actually damn huge

23. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I wish BlackBerry would cancel this phone, in order to avoid destroying its reputation further more.

3. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

That phone is super weird

6. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Beauty and the Beast married to produce this Passport.. Like it a lot.

20. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

This is a piece of sh** You really need to visit the ophthalmologist if you see this crap as beauty. People still asking why BlackBerry is epic fail

22. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

tatail is a bb adict, that's why he doesn't understand why bb fail

29. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

No, you apparently are the BB addict. Go see someone about your obsession.

31. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I wouldn't call myself a BlackBerry addict, I like BlackBerry phones because they are good products compared to what other companies offer. The reason I defend BlackBerry against you (trolls) is because you spread nonsense on this website about BlackBerry. If you have noticed there are a lot of people who give it their opinion about how bad looking this phone is or they won't buy it. It is their right and opinion but you and apiskula on the other hand talk ******. I can't stand false accusation and gibberish nonsense.

35. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

@tatail, lol, the only reason i spend more time in bb section than others is because i think the bb adict were trying too much to manipulate the crowd. That' the reason i think i must give them a bloody cold water.

36. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

So according to you BB is dead and no one cares about it. So, it also means that according to you no one would bother what goes on a BlackBerry article. Meaning that only BlackBerry addicts as per your say will read and comment a BlackBerry article, so how are BlackBerry users manipulating anyone at all? According to me only stupid people get manipulated and smart people making choices. So are you calling all PhoneArena users stupid? Now don't make it sound that I am twisting your words, because I am not. I am just telling you what you meant. I believe you owe an apology to all PA readers that you just called stupid. Also, only a thief thinks that everyone is a thief and a wise person thinks of everyone as wise. Now you thinking that people will get manipulated just because we express our opinion based on what we like or dislike just like you expressing your hatred towards BlackBerry, that means you get manipulated by people surrounding you. Does it make sense to you? If not please ask someone who is wise enough, to break it down to you in a.b.c.d.

32. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Did you not read the Beast part? I am not blind this phone in no way or shape is beautiful, don't try to twist my words. Beauty was referred to the OS of the phone and Beast the Physical parts of the phone. This phone is a total new category in the smartphone world. It is not your regular phablet, it is not a normal sized phone, it is not a mini phone, it is a qwablet and the only of its kind. This phone is weird, different, unique, and definitely noticeable. I like it because it is different and packs a punch.

38. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

This thing is horrible. Would never purchase any Blackberry device

39. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Thank you for doing us a favour. And we are glad for it that you are not going to buy this, at least someone who will understand and will appreciate this phone will buy it instead of you. Which is why I am thankful that you won't buy it.

4. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

At least it's something different. I'll be buying one. And the gesture PHYSICAL keyboard? Could be sweet.

5. ChandlerBing

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

In other news, the World's lightest smartphone has been released by XOLO of India. The phone runs WP 8.1 and is only a 100 grams.

9. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

ouch, another failure.... a "i don't care" post in the "i don't care" post

8. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Remember Z10 & Q10? This passport will be another phone that will bring down BB financial. a.k.a dust collector!!

10. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Love Blackberry but that is a one huge device. Remember back in the 90's Ericsson, Motorola and nokia where trying to come out with the smallest phone possible? (Ahh the good ol' days). Now you need a bag to carry them around in. For me, it needs to fit comfortably in my front jeans pocket. Just saying.

11. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

No, the problem is not in the big size, big were in right now, 4" is lame. The problem would be in the price. Right now, no one want to spend lots of money in bb or wp. BB and WP were identic with cheap device.

12. CitizenX

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

For some people price isn't an issue but size is. But thanks for trying to tell me what the problem is.

17. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Your welcome. I see that the USA is lagging in screen size, probably because they got brain washed by apple marketing dept. In other place that apple is not dominant such as asia & europe, the sales figure were, around 30% phone in size 4.5" - 5", and 40% for 5"+. and people associate small screen size with cheap & not good. This is the reason that Z3 have a big screen size.

13. NickSDC

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I wonder if RIM gets as many random bankruptcy letters as I did when my credit was going down the hole.

18. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

You need to ask thealphageek1, the banned bb fans, or maybe in his new name meanestgenius.

30. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

they will have to spend another 3.1 Billion Dollars before they get those random letters. According to the rate that they are burning cash that is another two years worth of cash. That is only if they don't make any income. If they do get some money back lets say another 1 billion dollar of sales in the next 2 years then WahyuWisnu and Apiskula have to keep screaming "die BlackBerry" for at least next three years. Really feeling sorry for these two lost souls.

34. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

tatail, you were wrong about me, and I was WRONG about you too. I'm sorry, you're not blind bb adic like thealphageek1, or should I say meanestgenius. YES, bb will run OUT of money (OR BOOK VALUE) in 2 years (8 quarter). That is correct, I AGREE WITH YOU. The part I didn't agree is the one you said "if they don't make any income". This is not entirely true. The truth is, AT THIS current rate of income/expense bb will run out of money (OR BOOK VALUE) in 2 years. Because what JC did was making money just because he sold some of the bb asset. This is the dangerous part of JC leadership. He want to create an illusion that bb has pass it's worst past, and right now it's on it's way to it's glory. The danger were when reality and fantasy were too far apart, and when suddenly reality meet fantasy, it would be a great shock. Just the way when TH were oust and bb suddenly reveal the massive lost. BTW, I must admit that JC might be the BEST man to lead BB. He know he has to do what SJ did with apple. Create a hype (lie), but in my oppinion that's not enough to revive bb. For example, I see the live blog of BB AGM meeting, and JC said "BB10 revenue is HIGHER than BB7 revenue". He successfully choose a word that can be mis-interpreted as bb sell more bb10 (65%) than BB7, and he don't have to lie about it. He's clever. BTW, one more time... tatail, I'm sorry that I've misjudge you.

37. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Don't worry there is nothing you can do to misguide me. Yes BlackBerry sold more BB10 devices than BB7 so what is wrong with that? As I told you many times before, I know more about BlackBerry than you. You don't have to keep screaming what their position is. Instead of wasting your time on why I should live BlackBerry do some research as to WHY I am sticking with BlackBerry. If you find something sensible then we have something to talk about. I don't like repeating myself to deaf ears. You are just blindly bashing BlackBerry for trying to breath and survive. That is not what Apple did a little more than a decade ago. Apple fought within the company and outside the company to be successful and look where they are now. Only losers give up. BlackBerry is fighting and to me just that is more than enough. Until they are fighting and producing a product worth spending money on then I will buy from them rather than iPhone, Android or Windows. You know why? I because I chose to. Case Closed!

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