BlackBerry Passport launching this Wednesday, aims to undercut the competition at $599

By Shawn Knight
Sep 22, 2014
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  1. BlackBerry is planning to showcase its Passport smartphone at a trio of media events this Wednesday. The phone, with its unusual 4.5-inch square display, will become available for purchase on the same day according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder You know, that one guy with the PC Posts: 2,189   +589

    I think something like this could move then back onto the map. They already have Ford's in dash system with their OS and with a phone that appeals to the right people especially businesses, they will come back into the market.
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,107   +1,376

    Looks bigger on the picture than 4.5". Those must be really tiny hands.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    It'll be a hit or miss.
    Considering their recent history......well we'll see.
  5. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 632   +163

    Impressive hardware and the screen res sounds like it would be way better for web browsing than my(or any regular) phone.

    I'm kind of excited to see how this goes, it would be pretty cool if BB can stay afloat and offer up something else that doesn't look like a iphone/samsung clone.
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,080   +330

    I'm interested in seeing one of these.

    I've been running the new leak of the OS that will be coming on this phone on my test phone and its great.

    Curious to see how it will feel in hand and the weight. Will most likely get one at work to test with before the users hopefully.
  7. I might consider this interesting take on a phone for half the price, $600 is a bit steep. Then again I am still very happy with my Nexus 5 I picked up a year ago for $350.
  8. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,294   +662

    Its rather telling that not a single carrier is picking this thing up. Here's hoping that AT&T gets the BB Classic, otherwise a lot of potential customers aren't going to be able to afford it.

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