The BlackBerry Passport gets some celebrity love
posted by Paul.K / Oct 02, 2014, 8:57 AM
We're unsure whether this was a BlackBerry ploy to give the phone some time under the spotlight, or if Tim Allen is just really enthusiastic about his gadgets. Still, it looks like he's taking a jab at the iPhone 6 Plus, since when asked about how he carries the Passport, Allen places it in his back pocket and makes a lighthearted comment about having a big bottom, hinting that the thought of bending the device by sitting on it hasn't even passed through his mind.
The Passport has been available for purchase for $599 off-contract for about a week now, and was sold-out on day 2 after the launch, when the sales meter hit 200,000 units. Having a low number of devices ready for sale may mean that CEO John Chen was either pleasantly surprised by the unorthodox smartphone's initial success, or was just playing it safe.
Check the clip below, let us know what you think – plug by BB, or just an enthusiastic techie, who happens to be a famous actor?
- 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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Awesome clip! I don't think it's a ploy by BlackBerry at all. Though I could be wrong. But I doubt it. I think Tim Allen is a genuine techie. Otherwise, why would he pull out an iPhone 6 as well if this was nothing but a BlackBerry ploy?
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 9:05 AM 6
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This can't be ploy. Jimmy asked first.
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 10:59 AM 1
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I thought Tim Allen stopped being a celebrity in the 90s.
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 10:13 AM 0
Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012
Misleading. The article title said "celebrity". Just kidding. Tim is a great guy, but obviously a Blackberry plug. Part of me wishes Blackberry could be as great as Android, because there is something about that design...
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 10:24 AM 0
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I hope he has a chance to get his hands on the Note 4 and they he will see what a real phone is like
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 3:57 PM 0
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