Unlocked BlackBerry Passport price cut by BlackBerry in Canada and the U.S.

Unlocked BlackBerry Passport price cut by BlackBerry in Canada and the U.S.
If you've been waiting for a price cut before plunking down your hard-earned cash to buy an unlocked BlackBerry Passport, tonight we have some good news. For a limited time only, those in the U.S. and Canada can buy the top-of-the-line 'Berry for $499 USD and $599 CAD, respectively. The prices reflect a discount of $50 USD in the states and $100 CAD in Canada. The deals are available directly from BlackBerry's own ShopBlackBerry website.

Just in case you've forgotten the specs, the BlackBerry Passport is equipped with a 4.5-inch screen with a 1:1 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 1440 resolution. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC is under the hood, carrying a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. The 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those requiring additional memory. A 13MP camera graces the back of the unit and features OIS, and a front-facing 2MP shooter is ready to snap your selfies. A 3450mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The BlackBerry Passport comes with BlackBerry Assistant, BlackBerry Blend (which allows users to view content from the phone over a desktop computer), and the Amazon Appstore. The latter is where you can find Android powered apps that will run on your Passport.

As we said, the deal is available for a limited time only, although no ending date was listed by the manufacturer. We suggest that if you are interested in picking up the Passport for the sale price, you pull the trigger soon before it is too late.


source: BlackBerry (1), (2) via Crackberry

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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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18 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Wow...prettty beast!

2. HappySocks unregistered

Very! Saw one at the airport and it was very nice looking!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Excellent deal for an awesome, feature packed smartphone, with a great OS to boot! Anyone wanting to try BB10 at its finest should really jump on this deal. You won't regret it.

16. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

you sound sales man you no regret other will regret

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you sound like someone that has yet to master the English language.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

$50 isn't much of a price cut but ok.

11. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I believe it was originally $600 for the black or white and $700 for the limited edition red model. So it is a significant price cut from the original pricing.

5. ZombieProdigy38

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

@meanestgenius sounds like a total sales pitch to me lol just sayin

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Hey, I own one, so I know how good the device actually is. No sales pitch necessary.

12. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I bought a used one on eBay and love it. All the basics like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and support for popular email accounts are already on the phone. If you really need some apps that are not on the phone or in BlackBerry World just sideload Snap. Then you can sign into your Google Play account (you do need one) and load the Android apps you want. Many if not most seem to work for me.

7. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Not a bad price for a well-equipped unlocked phone...but it is indeed Blackberry. It isn't exactly the hottest ticket in town, but to each their own. There are still plenty of people who might find a Blackberry useful. I'm not one of them, but that's besides the point.

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I would totally give this phone a try if it ran android but I can't function without Google apps.

9. JohnGrant

Posts: 46; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

It runs Android apps. It even comes with Amazon's Android app store and Blackberry's app store.

13. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Install Snap and you can sign into your Google Play account and install Android apps. Many if not most should work. But give the BlackBerry ones a chance and you might be surprised.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. There are many native BlackBerry apps that are very good. iGrann and Inst10 for instance, are two 3rd party instagram apps that are more feature rich than the original.

10. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

You can get Google Services on the BlackBerry Passport if you're prepared to do a little work getting Cobalt's apps installed and set up. I don't like the idea of Google spying on me, but if that's your thing, go for it...

14. Ike2015

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

I had the passport and it was one of the best built phones I've ever had. The call quality was excellent and the speakers were very loud for movies and music. The only thing that was a drawback was that it did not run all the android apps that I personally used. I use a lot of torrent apps for music and movies and the password just wouldn't run them properly. I also could not GET kodi/xbmc to run on it. It would download but would never run properly. There are other ways to watch movies on it but downloading torrents and streaming movies on kodi/xbmc was my bread and butter and the passport just couldn't do that properly.

18. SaintMarks

Posts: 20; Member since: May 25, 2015

I ordered one when the price cut was announced. Received it yesterday. I was saddened to see the box had been taped over. The original tape had been cut. I am afraid to open the box. I am in the process of returning the Passport.

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