i live in the U.S. and I just got the passport and so far I love it. Its def a niche phone and I got it as my work phone not my personal but its great so far keypad and controls are great. But did I make a mistake are they going to be getting rid of it already ? its to bad I really dig it and its nicely made.
Reminds me of the Dell Venue. I have no idea why though.
Anyway, it's great to see BlackBerry gaining momentum.
The slider looks so incredibly long! Would it actually be functional?
Though, having a full screen display like that, what seems to be a touch-capacitive keyboard and full featured at that with the alt and symb keys! I'm just dying to test it out!
4thgenBBloyalist, 28 Apr 2015These phone lack the trackpad and toolbelt, which the Classic has. Why not include them? The... moreAgreed! Trackpad and keyboard. what so hard to keep?? and still give other options?
alfred, 28 Apr 2015anyone notice the curve scrren ?? Yup when the showed it off at MWC they said it will have a curved screen
gman, 28 Apr 2015My Blackberry Passport blows away the competitionso does mine!!
These phone lack the trackpad and toolbelt, which the Classic has. Why not include them? These classic Blackberry design elements helped establish Blackberry's following and add functionality a touchscreen feebly imitates. Just like Lenovo Thinkpad laptops always have the red Trackpoint, the Blackberry flagship should have the trackpad and toolbelt.
But, whatever you do, please make them available on Verizon. There are many of us who want the best and will pay for it.
The Passport 2 or Venice (using the Classic keyboard, not the other one), including the trackpad and toolbelt, with the best specs BB can muster, could aptly be named the Blackberry Icon. The other, with edgy out-of-the box styling, could be named the Iconoclast. Lastly, the Porsche version, could be called the Blackberry Rebel.
Please don't allow these to be exclusives to AT&T. Some of us won't switch and will gladly pay for unsubsidized phones to maintain grandfathered data plans.
Looks rad. I hope it has a capacitive keyboard similar to the passport.
I'm hoping they revamp the q10. if they make it the size of the classic but remove the toolbelt and minimise the bezel the screen will be close to 4 inches. Passport is great but a little too big to make heaps of calls without a headset. Passport replaced my iphone as a personal device/maps and long emails, but I still use my q10 for quick communication and phone calls.
AnonD-365724, 28 Apr 2015Why? What's wrong about that?
Its not android we are talking about. BlackBerry runs very smo... moreThe new phone will have 8 cores, the Passport has 4. BB10 is already fast on a dual core, it's Android apps that needs the extra juice to run smoothly.
Problem with Android is that some lazy app developers rely on the phone's hardware instead of good, efficient coding and power usage optimization in their apps... something BlackBerry and Apple are better at than Android.
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2015Snapdragon 800 at april 2015...LOL
Why? What's wrong about that?
Its not android we are talking about. BlackBerry runs very smooth even with S4 chipset.
Yes I like the one in samsung S6 though but snapdragon 801 is enough..
Anonymous, 28 Apr 20150 common sense. Another phone with physical keyboard that needs virtual keyboard (For symbols). Hey effing Anonymous troll, did you look at the picture? all the symbols and numbers are on the keyboard.
Im using z10 and I love BlackBerry system... but this design is not really excellent... so BlackBerry shouldn't expect it to be successful in selling
0 common sense. Another phone with physical keyboard that needs virtual keyboard (For symbols).
Touch screen + physical keypads is a foolish idea of BB. They should keep their innovative upto date. Come on ! Curve, foldable full touch screen