The BlackBerry Passport has been discontinued.
BlackBerry OS 10 is also no longer supported and BlackBerry has moved onto an Android-based operating system.
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BlackBerry Passport Overview
The BlackBerry Passport introduces a great deal of innovation. Firstly you will notice the fact that the device has a square design.
BlackBerry has designed the Passport to move away from the traditional dimensions associated with smartphones. They have done this to increase the width of the screen making it easier to read emails and view information.
Then there is the keyboard, this is now changed to a 3 row QWERTY keyboard. This is more like the one connected to your desktop. It also acts a convenient navigation aid, so you don’t have to move away from it when you are navigating around the screen.
The design of the BlackBerry Passport breaks from the normal dimensions which we associate with smartphones. The screen on this smartphone is square and has been designed to provide a wider screen. This has been fashioned to improve the readability of documents and makes it easier to view websites. It does mean that the Passport is larger than other phones, but this is intentional to provide the enhanced features and functionality.
To ensure the Passport is robust and can deal with the rigours of work life its construction uses high-quality materials. This includes the edge which is made of stainless steel giving it improved durability.As such it should be able to withstand the occasional bump and provide you with years of service.
BlackBerry has long been known for including high-quality keyboards within their smartphones. These are comfortable and easy to use, increasing the productivity of the person using them. With the Passport, they have moved away from the standard 4 rows used in other devices and have, instead, dropped a row. This gives you a 3 row QWERTY keyboard, which is more like the one connected to your desktop. It provides you with a quicker and more efficient way to write your emails.
In addition, it can be used as a touchpad to navigate around web pages, apps and more. There is even a fine finger cursor control mode which enables you to accurately interact with text and highlight it for easy editing. It is also easy to delete a word as you can do this with a simply backwards swipe.
All of these features mean you are able to communicate faster than before and can quickly edit and update documents.
It is great to have some help in organising your life, as we are now all extremely busy. The BlackBerry Assistant is your very own personal assistant. It provides accurate voice interaction making it easy to set reminders and to search the web for answers to any questions you have, becoming more accurate as it adapts to your voice over time.
There is a whole host of tasks which you can perform with BlackBerry Assistant. These include sending and receiving emails, making phone calls, adjusting settings and setting reminders. In addition, the device can check for local weather forecasts, search your music library and obtain directions, to name a few.
You can access it by using your voice. However, if you prefer, there is a convenient button, located on the side, to activate it.
With a wider display, the BlackBerry Passport makes it easier to read emails and to interact with apps like spreadsheets and documents. It gives you more information on the screen at any one time. This is due to the display being perfectly square, as it has a 1440 x 1440 resolution with a 453ppi pixel density. The display is classed as being 4.5”, but due to its unique properties, it actually has a viewing area similar to equivalent 5” ones found on other phones, giving you more space to work with and to be in control.
The 13MP autofocusing camera ensures you are able to take high-quality photos and videos. This is due to it benefiting from optical image stabilisation and a 5 x digital zoom. You can also record full high definition video at 1080p, so you are sure to impress your work colleagues and friends with your creativity.
If you need to make a conference call you will enjoy the fact that the BlackBerry Passport has a 2MP front-facing camera.
If you are concerned that you will not have your favourite app available if you have a BlackBerry Passport, take heart in the fact that the 10.3 OS now supports access to the Amazon Appstore.This gives you access to both BlackBerry apps and the most popular Android apps available.
A powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core processor is provided with the Passport. This ensures you are able to quickly move between apps and work efficiently. It also benefits from having a generous 3GB RAM provided. This gives plenty of room for apps to function and improves the multitasking experience.
You also have a full 32GB of built-in storage providing plenty of space to store all your apps and media. If this isn’t enough space then you can use, up to 128GB, microSD cards for additional storage. This should give you sufficient space for all your photos, movies, and much more.
We all now need to have constant access to the Internet and there is a need for this to be as quick as possible. BlackBerry has included 4G connectivity within this phone so you can enjoy browsing the Internet and can download apps quicker.
Reasons to buy BlackBerry Passport
- BlackBerry 10.3 OS
- 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor
- 4.5” extra wide LCD display
- 3 row QWERTY keyboard
- Use the keyboard as a touchpad
- BlackBerry Assistant
- 32GB internal storage
- 4G LTE connectivity
- 13MP camera with OIS
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800|
|Capacity (Up to)||Up to 128GB|
|Type||LCD in-cell touch panel display|
|Resolution||1440 x 1440 (453 ppi pixel density)|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 /1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20 (2100/1900/1800/1700/850/2600/900/700/700/800 MHz)|
|Functions||A2DP and LE|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Keyboard||3 row QWERTY|
|Built-in Software||BlackBerry Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Camera Lens||f/2.0 & optical image stabilization|
|Other||5x digital zoom, Optical Image Stabilisation 1080p HD video recording|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Recording||1080p @ 30 fps|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|GSM||Up to 18 hours|
|3G||Up to 23 hours|
|GSM||Up to 18 days|
|3G||Up to 18.5 days|
|Dimensions||128mm x 90.3mm x 9.3mm|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
Nano SIM card slot
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes, with 128GB card compatibility
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE bands:
- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20