Save $200 on the BlackBerry Passport for Black Friday; deal runs through the end of this month

Save $200 on the BlackBerry Passport for Black Friday; deal runs through the end of this month
Here's a great Black Friday offer for those who have fallen in love with the BlackBerry Passport. The Canadian firm's enterprise-centric flagship handset, is being slashed in price by 29% through November 30th. That means that the phone is being cut in price by $200, and costs $499. Keep in mind that the device is not supported on Verizon, Sprint or U.S. Cellular. Fittingly, the Black Friday deal is for the black Passport only.

The BlackBerry Passport is equipped with a 4.5-inch screen that carries a boxy 1440 x 1440 resolution. The wide-screen view is being marketed by BlackBerry as an advantage for business users as it allows them to see spreadsheets, reports, maps and messages without having to move the screen from side to side. A quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU is on board with the Adreno 330 GPU crunching graphics. 3GB of RAM is on board. Of the 32GB of native storage that comes with the Passport, 25GB is available to the user. If more is needed, a 128GB capacity microSD slot can be employed. A 13MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing shooter are included, and the 3440mAh battery keeps the lights on for more than a day without requiring a recharge.

BlackBerry says it has the phone in stock, no small feat considering that it has kept supplies low in order to prevent building up a huge inventory of the handset. If the BlackBerry Passport is on your holiday shopping list, you might want to take advantage of this Black Friday sale.


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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37 Comments

1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Too bad I just got the Note 4, still would have loved to try this out. Always loved BB

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can do more with a stylus than a boxy design.

7. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Says you troll boy. Not that anyone believes anything you say when it comes to BlackBerry.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This lil boy always trolls when no one is as successful or sells more units than the big fruit. I prefer having a stylist. and I see more people buying stylist and using it on their iPhone

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol how can you hate this guy? A stylist?XD XD that just made me bust a gut

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, yeah. Actually funny. Finally something we can agree on.

9. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

The stylus is limited to its capabilities but has lots of potential for Multi-tasking. BB OS is flawless when it comes to business, I still own a BB Q10 for work purposes due to Samsung having issues with KNOX. They even had to ask BB for help since BB is king for TRUE phone Encryption

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So... Android and iOS have fake phone encryption?

27. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I didn't say that..... I work with home mortgages for a living, and the only phones that my company recommends is BB. I know Apple and Samsung have encryption on there devices, but no where close to the same encryption BB offers.

31. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's cool that your company recommends one brand over another. Can you explain the differences in the encryption that BlackBerry uses verses Apple or Android encryption, or are you just repeating what you're being told by others?

36. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

The BBM Protected approach will allow workers to communicate over an automatically created end-to-end encrypted link with other workers as well as others outside of their organization.Microsoft and Cisco both offer secure real-time messaging services, but "they are limited to communications inside an organization, unless you set up a complex federation of servers. BB has not once been questioned for its security, let alone was easy to hack such as KNOX. And yes my company recommends certain devices for my line of work due to strenuous federal law. I highly doubt that an individual such as yourself wouldn't follow any of what I just posted. So you tell me fanboy, do you follow? Or are you just a pathetic follower that feels empowered by your keyboard?

37. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're a bit of a douche. I'm not sure why you're so defensive over the subject matter. I was asking to further my understanding of an area I'm openly not all that familiar with. Not once did I make a negative statement towards BlackBerry, I was simply inquiring how one form of encryption can be better than another. You did however provide a good example and I'm glad that I now know that... I'm just a little bewildered as to why it took you a full week before you were able to reply with such a simple concept. And also why you have such anger issues.

38. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Simply said, I have a life. And yes I was negative towards your comment due to the fact that you told me I may simply just saying what others are saying. I don't see the point of having to provide facts if there where articles of Samsung having breach issues with KNOX. On a side note, apologies if you weren't being redundant towards me, it was misinterpreted, but if you where, be prepared

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

You can do more with the Passport than you could ever do with a crappy handset like the iPhone that has sh***y software and a design that bends it more than Beckham does.

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

WTF is a stylus?

34. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Its a stylist, you ignorant person

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Just waiting to see how long before the haters show up.

6. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Didn't take that long. The #1 hater/Troll on PA already commented. His name is Mxyzptlk.

4. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

ahhh. man....the temptations.

5. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Anyone know what the Blackberry Classic will be priced at?

10. Alan01

Posts: 627; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

BlackBerry has it for $449. Regards, Alan F.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a great deal for a handset as capable as the Passport. Kudos, BlackBerry.

14. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Not good enough! Where's the CDMA version???

15. Busyboy unregistered

Not good enough?! $500 for a device like this is a steal. I would have gotten it had I not purchased the Z2.

21. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

True it's a steal. However, I've been with Verizon since they were still known as Airtouch, and I really don't want to lose my unlimited data. Plus Verizon's signal works really well in my area. So switching carriers wouldn't really make sense to me. I guess I'd just have to stick with my Z30 for now....

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

I understand your frustration, ablopez. However, considering many CDMA carriers are unwilling to stock BB10 devices, you can't really blame BlackBerry for not making a CDMA version. Also, since the Passport is sold mainly online or overseas via carriers, and most of the world is using GSM as the standard, you can't blame BlackBerry for not wasting resources and only making GSM versions. I personally think that there isn't a CDMA version of the Passport because CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint haven't told BlackBerry they wish to carry the handset.

22. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Well hopefully Verizon will switch to GSM then. I gotta stay with Verizon, but I really prefer to stay with BlackBerry as well.

23. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Keep your Z30. With HDMI-out and USB OTG, there are few phones, if any, that can match that kind of connectivity. Besides, you'll have 10.3.1 soon enough. I know Verizon is horrible with updates but the Z10 got 10.2.1 before T-Mo or AT&T.

25. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

True, I don't use it very often, but I do love that HDMI connection. And I'm sure once I install 10.3.1 it'll feel like a brand new phone. Thanks for the tips Crispin and meanestgenius.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Anytime, my friend.

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