My only concern is the issue with the maps, and not being able to use some apps that require Google Maps. In today´s world Blackberry can´t be divorced from Google.
I've had the Passport for a month and am very pleased with it. The sound quality is excellent-much better than I've had on other phones. The battery life is above-average; I regularly get two days' use out of a single charge. The Hub is an excellent way of responding to all of your messages and notifications in one place. If a message comes through while I'm in an app, I see a preview at the top of the screen. I can either tap the preview to get to the message to deal with it right away or swipe up to the right while in the app to get to my messages. As soon as I'm done with the message, I just swipe left and tap the open app window and I'm right back to where I was in the app when the message came in. I've gotten a lot better at responding to messages that way. So far I've been able to get all the apps I regularly use either through BlackBerry World or Android apps from the Amazon store. I haven't yet tried getting Android apps from Google Play via Snap but I haven't needed to yet. The bigger screen has been very good for reading text, surfing the net and using maps. The phone is bigger, that's the trade off for the wider screen, but I still have no trouble carrying it around in my back pocket or holding it. You do have to type two-handed but again that's no big deal. The physical keyboard is great. You don't have a virtual keyboard taking up half the screen. The word prediction seems to learn as I use it. I have it set up to use both English and French and that's working well. I use the keyboard as a track pad about half the time, depending on the web page or app.
This phone looks and feels like a premium device-excellent fit and finish. You don't need a special BlackBerry data plan (BIS?) for the Passport or other BlackBerry 10 devices. Unfortunately a lot of sales people don't seem to know this. You can just use your regular data plan.
Ranvir Singh, 13 Jan 2015I purchased BB Passport in November,2014 & in December 2014 after one month device suddenl... moreHello all, does anyone know if the Blackberry Passport has an active noise cancellation with dedicated mic or not?
Thank you very much.
Hello all, does anyone know if the Blackberry Passport has an active noise cancellation with dedicated mic or not?
Thank you very much.
3k geoff, 11 Jan 2015 To keep the argument going, I want to say why I think the Passport is a progressive device. ... moreAll you mentioned works perfectly in my Q5. Q5 is undermined without a reason. it is the best
w.khan, 10 Jan 2015Is this an SMS Thread Message view? Let me know pls. thanks!Yes, it has
I purchased BB Passport in November,2014 & in December 2014 after one month device suddenly switched off because of software issue.
Would like to suggest, think before to purchase this device. I verified from BlackBerry third party service center ( as in India no BB owned support centers available) that this issue persists in many devices till date.
Also BlackBerry has no ethical customer support center for Indian operation. You can call on these service center number 18004253720 or 18004253720 & you will be lucky if any attend your call. - Worse customer support for Indian operation.
This device is failed to perform against BlackBerry claimed promotional agenda.
It's awesome. I got it before 1 day I loved it. I had used all the latest mobiles iPhone 6 as well plus Samsung note 4 almost all latest ones. This is really different. Phenomenal
I've been using BB10 for more than a year now, been imoressed wid its browsing. Also have an S4 that i like but for social networking i prefer my Q5 coz, speed. These comments about users of PP have impressed me, i'm going for it come march :)
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2015not good looking phoneProfessional looking phone.
To keep the argument going, I want to say why I think the Passport is a progressive device. Having upgraded from a Z30, and using the Passport for 3 months now, these are the basic improvements.
1) I can email and text much easier by having a physical and electronic augmentation allows me to see many typing characters at the same time.
2)The wide screen lets me manage my inbox more easily by showing things like 'delete'and 'file' on the right. Also,the screensize frees up congestion of the presentation of webpages so they're easier to read, etcetera.
3) Using the phone horizontally makes scrolling a real doddle. No more does my fingers have to hide part of what I'm scrolling. I can truly zoom through things.
4) The battery life is phenomenal, especially if you use the phone with the idea of conserving power such as switching off directly afer use.
Even though the novelty has died for me after 3 months use,with a rational mind I still say it's a gamechanger in concept. True technological progress moves in small steps, I believe, not ballyhoo and hype.
madhu878, 09 Jan 2015please trying dropping your blackberry passport and then come and comment on the droping of iPhoneYes, I did and then commenting and would share experience here, when I went to local dealer to chane the glass, he took bunch of iphones from a drawer and kept my iPhone with them and. Told his member we he went out deliver all these phone service station, I couldn't count numbers, but I guess not less than 7 8 phones. Do some Google you would see pictures of hundreds of iphones, by the way you can read story of bend phone on Google :)
madhu878, 09 Jan 2015please trying dropping your blackberry passport and then come and comment on the droping of iPhoneOne more clue for you, on this site, there are many blackberry phone details and visit opinion page and check it out yourself that how many people have reported about broken glass of blackberry. You would know why I have commented about bendphone
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2015boring....Take a walk, then. Classic is not free.
madhu878, 09 Jan 2015please trying dropping your blackberry passport and then come and comment on the droping of iPhoneSo you don't have either phones.