Definitly a good phone despite I am not BB fan. For business is very appropriate becasue the sq screen is more practical than todays screen ratios. To check mail, browse and work with office is premium on it. High security is a very big plus that no one compete with except for windows phone business sector. Supporting the android apps is another good bonus. Simply for business is the most appreciated phone as far. Comparing to iphone , i think it is not even approriate to thinck iphone in business class with all shortage in maney sectors and a bunch of apps or game make no difference for money makers, while the note 4 has great features but the security issue with android is still a problem for bissness.
Great step from BB to come back at least for high socioeconomic people.
The review forgot to mention Blend capability on Passport and future BB devices (once OS is updated to 10.3). In my view Blend is a great feature that allows Blackberry user to work on PC or tablet (android or iOS) without touching the device. So you can reply texts, BBM, em-mails, etc directly form your computer. And is cloud risk free as Blend just mirrors your Blackberry to you computer or tablet (cross-platform not like other where you can do it only on the same platform). Should the reviewer have time, it would be nice to have some comments form him/her on this feature.
Great phone, great unbiased review! Blackberry is back alive and kicking!
Passport supports 4K recording!
and the browser... please try the html5test - best result among mobile browsers!
MdN8, 15 Oct 2014Because in the other hand you might have an umbrella, dog leash, shopping bag, cigarette, coff... moreI use the passport one handed quite often as I drink a lot of coffee and regularly smoke. I'm not a giant at 5'9" (174cm) and don't have comedy hands. You can use it one handed for browsing the web, calling and playing candy crush (if you like that kind of thing) and even texting and short email with a little stretch. The phone is very non-slippy textured for a reason!obviously this is not the usage pattern for doing proper productivity work with the device but my point is that one handed use is possible. That is unless you have really tiny hands but you'd then run into the same issue with the iPhone 6+ and Note 3/4 etc!
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2014"Hardware QWERTYs have always been a defining feature for the brand and the Passport is a... moreExactly... so they're there. It's not as if the punctuation was forgotten. Instead, they found a smart way to integrate it. Where is the issue?
pM, 16 Oct 2014You should buy the BlackBerry Passport or the Samsung Note. The iphone is NOT for business. The iPhone is not for anything, except for waisting money, lol.
AnonD-212920, 15 Oct 2014for BUSINESSMAN... better this one or Iphone 6 ?You should buy the BlackBerry Passport or the Samsung Note. The iphone is NOT for business.
sadasd, 16 Oct 20143450 mah battery and still u r crying that battery is not replaceableIt won't last forever, you know? It's unacceptable to have to go to a repair shop for this. And speaking of batteries, battery life looks quite unimpressive considering the capacity and screen size. Worse ratio compared to android phones
My Z10 with OS10.2 allow incognito browser; I doubt it has been removed in OS10.3.
There are some strong points not revealed in this review: Natural Sound, Paratek Antenna, Balance (separation between work and personal).
Blackberry lost the battle for consumer market, but has relevant products for business.
At 0:30 the video says "you're greeted by a number of android homescreens"
me me me, 16 Oct 2014there are so many phones over 5". Do they fit in your pocket? Maybe if your pocket is lik... moreI had Lumia 1520. It was big. It fitted in my pocket no probes. Can't see why this wouldn't fit in mine either. Course if your a twink ,you may have a problem
Jeez my comment deleted really? Why? Because I said 90%+ of the readers here NEED to be able to use their phone one-handed because their daily commute involves hanging off the side of a train to work?
campbecw, 16 Oct 2014Good lord. Did you actually read the review? Did you go over the section about the keyboard? O... more"Hardware QWERTYs have always been a defining feature for the brand and the Passport is a move back towards what put them on the map. While it is a full QWERTY pad, it only has delete, enter, and space keys in addition, so all of your special symbols and numbers while typing are located on the bottom edge of the screen."
So you still have to use the on-screen keyboard.
Anonymous, 16 Oct 2014It doesnn't even have a dot or coma. Tell me what good is the keyboard for? You can't chat, yo... moreGood lord. Did you actually read the review? Did you go over the section about the keyboard? Of course there is punctuation. *facepalm*
I just want to highlight that I found no flaws in your review, except maybe one: you noted the the browser has no incognito mode. I believe you mean the sort of private browsing that exists in, say, Firefox. If that is indeed what you mean, then you'll be happy to know that such a mode does exist in the browsers settings menu.
Other than that, easily the most thorough and objective review I've read yet. Thanks!