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BlackBerry CEO shows off new Passport and Classic phones

20 June, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
BlackBerry CEO shows off new Passport and Classic phones - read the full textBlackBerry unveiled an odd new device the Passport. It has a square 4.5" screen with 1,440 x 1,440 resolution, essentially a QHD screen cropped to 1:1. Below the unusual screen is a rare sight these days, a three-row QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Passport will be a wide device, the...

 

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I am so glad to see that blackberry has decided to bring out a phone with z keyboard again. I think touchscreens are not that great. Thank you Blackberry. From a dedicated Blackberry fan

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  • 2014-11-11 08:59
  • fjTT

Why BB has no Radio, it is just one feature, I love to use most often. It is really disappointing that BB cannot have this feature. Otherwise any day, I would buy this phone hands down.

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  • 2014-10-01 06:32
  • RBA$

verry niece

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  • 2014-09-28 15:10
  • vwes

i plan to buy the bb passport by switching from apple. I love the bb pp model and think it resembles me,,

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  • 2014-09-25 08:25
  • P$DD

Looking forward to the passport, I wish BlackBerry had an affordable Porshe edition, and I think they should continue to provide/ manufacture full touch screen phone's, currently and still loving my BlackBerry Z30.

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  • 2014-09-23 14:24
  • 4J0b

I am waiting for Iphone6 but considering to stick with BB as I have one BB phone. BB just needs additional apps but over-all it is a great phone next to Iphone. Can't wait for BB Passport or Classic.

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  • 2014-08-22 09:22
  • thcC

i like that phone is amazing.
i cant wait till launch in india

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  • 2014-08-17 06:20
  • u7J%

Thank U BB for making a nice physical kb phone again(Classic). I really like that start call, end call and classic trackpad is back. Cant wait when U launch it in Australia.

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  • 2014-08-08 11:44
  • sG{a

I'm a big fan of physical QWERTY keyboards, so, one of these will be my first BB terminal. Now i use an old Nokia N900 because I've appreciated the originality and quality of Nokia terminals, until they started to build those awful Windoz phones

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  • 2014-07-29 16:33
  • nDZG

This will be my next device. Period.

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  • 2014-07-06 15:51
  • NwAh

> In reply to nshen @ 2014-06-27 16:03 from fCxb - click to readEvery mobile OS used to hang at the initial stages. I remember in Gingerbread days how the Android phones with their then astronomical specs used to hang. So did IOS. Don't even go to Symbian and Windows. No single codes stuff ( Say OS or Application) ever came into being without some bugs.

he question is how fast they fix those bugs. In less that three years of inception BlackBerry 10 OS has got such fluidity and stability that I never had to reboot my Z30 and Q10 unless I update OS ( leaks, yeah :-D. Plenty of them).

So, now you say that BlackBerry phones hangs, that means you have never seen a BlackBerry 10 phone recently.

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  • 2014-06-30 16:56
  • w49Y

> In reply to Doug @ 2014-06-22 13:56 from 7jee - click to readWhy can't Google do that ? I have used a Motorola QWERTY phone ( Motorola Admiral XT603. Unlocked and used ) just for fun. It is a pretty decent phone albeit loaded with a now Jurassic Android Gingerbread). It is apparent that with some tweaks and pushing and some decent hardware Android can work with QWERTY phones.

I am sure if such a phone comes out, there would be a lot of buyers for it.

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  • 2014-06-30 16:48
  • w49Y

> In reply to berryeater @ 2014-06-22 11:13 from JA8g - click to readSo we thought about Nokia and Motorola , once upon a time.

You were saying?

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  • 2014-06-30 16:42
  • w49Y

> In reply to Ulhaqpak @ 2014-06-21 18:53 from KIBw - click to readI think the reviews of Nokia's Windows phones would answer this post. If we look at past experiences, a lot of time takeover by a bigger company thoroughly destroyed an excellent product ( Palm anyone?). Now Microsoft took over Nokia, they excellent Symbian phones ( When Nokia started come up with legends like Pureview 808. I believe if given some more time Nokia engineers would have produced a better power efficient phone) ceased to exit.

On the other hand BlackBerry's taking over of QNX produced an excellent mobile OS like BlackBerry 10. Think about it. In a couple of years it as become such a polished OS as good as IOS. Given another year so, with more market penetration I am sure more quality application would start coming to this platform.

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  • 2014-06-30 16:39
  • w49Y

> In reply to Malaysian @ 2014-06-21 16:25 from tuf1 - click to readDo you say this because BlackBerry named their Z3 as 'Jakarta'? Maybe we petition BlackBerry's next phone to be named as 'Kuala Lumpur' to make you happy.

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  • 2014-06-30 16:33
  • w49Y

> In reply to why? @ 2014-06-21 10:55 from 3Lrj - click to readI feel your pain bro. You still work for the same company that markets VGA cameras and 1150 mAH Chinese batteries?

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  • 2014-06-30 16:27
  • w49Y

> In reply to sweet patatoo @ 2014-06-21 09:29 from Px}$ - click to readI think BlackBerry is manufacturing touch devices only to make people play Minion Rush.

Now that is justified, what else games do you need on a BlackBerry? Did you search their appstore (BlackBerry World?)

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  • 2014-06-30 14:26
  • w49Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-06-20 23:59 from 3cbd - click to readOK, smart guy.

What is your concept, vision or mission or inspiration? How do you think a successful BlackBerry phone look like?

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  • 2014-06-30 14:21
  • w49Y

I am glad to see blackberry develop new units based favored features based on user feedback. I sincerely hope that they solve the freezing in their software as well as the short battery life.

They also need to expand on their application memory.

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  • 2014-06-27 17:03
  • PHur

Blackberry always hang

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  • 2014-06-27 16:03
  • fCxb

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