BlackBerry Passport Goes On Sale Weds. for $599
BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen today said it will begin to sell the Passport smartphone on Wednesday. BlackBerry has provided few details about the device so far. It features a square shape that includes both a 4.5-inch touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard. It also features a large antenna to aid reception and boasts 36 hours of continuous use. The phone, the first BlackBerry has released in a year, will run BlackBerry OS 10.3. It will be available in Toronto, London, and Dubai on Wednesday, and "a lot of places will have it" within two weeks. Chen didn't specify when it will go on sale in the U.S., but it will be sold directly to consumers, unsubsidized for $599.
BlackBerry says "We're back!" with the Passport, a smartphone that breaks new ground in some respects. Here are our first thoughts.
Jan 7, 2015
AT&T today published pricing details for the BlackBerry Classic and its unique model of the BlackBerry Passport. The Classic will cost $50 with a two-year contract or $420 with no commitment.
Sep 24, 2014
BlackBerry today fully revealed the Passport, its first smartphone to debut since February. The Passport has a unique shape, providing a large, square screen with a full, physical QWERTY keyboard below.
Feb 16, 2015
AT&T today said it will begin to sell the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic smartphones on Feb. 20.
Jun 19, 2014
BlackBerry CEO John Chen today announced that the company's next phone will be called the Passport, and will launch at an event in London in September. Chen did not confirm any further details, although rumors suggest it may be an unusually wide device with a square screen and physical keyboard.
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