Leaked photo shows BlackBerry Passport coming to T-Mobile

Leaked photo shows BlackBerry Passport coming to T-Mobile
Earlier this year, T-Mobile and BlackBerry got into a fight over some promotion that T-Mobile had offered customers. The carrier was looking for subscribers willing to swap a BlackBerry for a new Apple iPhone 5s on sale. That led to a war of words between T-Mobile CEO John Legere (who never runs out of ammunition in such a war), and BlackBerry CEO John Chen. Eventually, BlackBerry decided not to renew its contract with the carrier.

But there are indications that the two Johns have smoothed things over, and can possibly co-exist in the same room. And this comes just in time for T-Mobile customers to purchase what is undoubtedly the most interesting new phone to ever carry the BlackBerry name. A leaked photograph shows the back side of the BlackBerry Passport, with the T-Mobile brand prominently displayed on back.

The BlackBerry Passport will apparently be positioned as a business tool with a 4.5 inch screen and 1440 x 1440 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 453ppi. A quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU is under the hood, with the Adreno 330 GPU crunching graphics. 3GB of  RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is along for the ride. The rear camera is 13MP and includes OIS. A 2MP camera adorns the front of the phone, which is powered by a 3450mAh battery. BlackBerry 10.3 is pre-installed. The unique physical QWERTY doubles as a trackpad. Punctuation and numerals are inputted through the use of virtual keys that appear based on what you are typing.

This has been the most hyped 'Berry since the BlackBerry Storm. But with John Chen in control, this time we should see good things taking place on launch day. And if you're a T-Mobile subscriber who has been desiring the Passport, the good news is that it appears as though the phone is indeed heading your way.

Check out some new pictures of the BlackBerry Passport in the slideshow below.


source: OurBerries via BerryReview

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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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77 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Looks good.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks too late. BlackBerry should've released this before the ship started sinking after the disastrous BB 10 launch.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

In your dreams, troll. Consumer, enterprise and media interest in this handset have been at an all-time high for BlackBerry. They even turned a small profit last quarter. Sinking ships don't make acquisitions and hire new talent. Troll elsewhere with your BS.

24. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Too late and still has way better specs than your precious iPhone.

25. lucid.brat unregistered

Still better specs than iphone6

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wonder if any of you bothered to actually read my comment. I'll chalk that up as a no.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

We read it troll, we just didn't take a liking to it. Your comment was trolling no matter how hard you try to disguise it. Why don't you go back to an article about your underspecd app launcher and troll elsewhere.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not liking a comment doesn't make that comment a troll comment.

44. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, but your comment was a troll comment. You always troll Android and BlackBerry.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How was it a troll comment? What part of comment wasn't true about blackberry? *pulls up chair* I'm waiting

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

See comment #62. *takes away chair*.

49. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

These fanboyd are a waste of time. They are always quoting how BlackBerry is recovering and they are not. I agree that the ship is sinking fast

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Exactly. They're not going to be able to effectively compete against iOS and android. They're better off licensing their enterprise to other companies if they even stand a hairline of a chance.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is not competing with Android and iOS in the consumer market. What don't you get about that little fact? They are selling handsets to those who currently own a BlackBerry and to enterprise and regulated industry. That's what I mean by TROLLING. John Chen has said as much and yet you still have yet to grasp the reality of what he said.

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

First, learn how to spell. Then you can preach your hatred of BlackBerry. It's FANBOYS, NOT FANBOYD.

39. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

See what happens when you continuously troll? You get squashed! Come back when you actually have something of value to add.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Define "some of value" without sounding biased. Come back when you actually have a proper definition without looking like a bigot.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

You never have something of value to say concerning other products that don't have an "i" in front of it. I also find it ironic that a biased bigot like yourself would actually have the nerve to call someone biased sounding and a bigot. Pot, meet Kettle....

57. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just because you disagree doesn't mean my original doesn't have any value to the article.

70. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Bigot?? Do you even know what that word means?? You sound ridiculous right now. You're the one that constantly trolls BlackBerry(and Android) articles. All you do is make negative comments. But if someone were to do that to your precious iBrick device, you would be the first to say they're trolling. Your comments provide no value. You're not making unbiased remarks. You're speaking from a point of "I don't like BlackBerry". Now you come back once you're not such a biased troll. And when you can actually and accurately define the word bigot.

76. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

we wonder if YOU even read your OWN comments and realize how stupid your comments actually are !!

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For those who're getting worked up about my comment without actually reading it, I am saying they should have released this phone from the start either with the Z10 or it over the Z10 and perhaps they wouldn't be trying to play catch up from their previous mistakes.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

We know what you're saying, troll. It is impossible for them to have released the Passport first since it wasn't ready. You're being your normal sarcastic, trolling self and it is not appreciated around here. Go back to iPhone/Apple articles. Previous mistakes were made by previous management. John Chen us in charge of BlackBerry now and he has made all the right moves for the company. Stop living in the past. Those mistakes from previous management have nothing to do with John Chen. Focus on the here and now. I recall Apple making some pretty serious mistakes in the past: Microsoft bailing them out, anyone? No one is focusing on that as it's the past, so don't focus on past mistakes made by PREVIOUS management.

51. HASHTAG unregistered

Mxyzptik actually made some great points and you're still bashing the guy? He's right. BB would have probably been in a better position if they'd released the Passport from the start.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

+1 for seeing my point

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's what I was trying to tell them but instead of wanting to hear the reality of the situation they start bashing.

60. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Could have, should have, would have....the reality of the situation is well known. Don't need to hear it from the likes of you...and it's MOOT. It's the PAST. This is the PRESENT. Try dealing with the HRERE and NOW.

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you're going to sit there and tell me Mxyzptlk doesn't troll BlackBerry? If you do, then you haven't been paying attention. His point is moot, being that the phone wasn't ready BEFORE John Chen got there. That's MY POINT. So yeah, I'm still gonna bash the guy, ESPECIALLY since he's a TROLL.

72. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

You can't seriously sit here and say Mxy doesn't troll. He's a well known iF@nboy who enjoys trolling BlackBerry and Android posts. The only ones who don't see it are usually trolls themselves.

77. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

well things dont happen like YOU think they should, so move on idiot!

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