Despite being the object of heated discussions upon launch, the BlackBerry Passport seems to be doing pretty well. As BlackBerry reports, the phone keeps receiving very favorable reviews from users as well as the media. If you too dream about the phone but still didn’t get it because of the quite premium price, now would be a good time to order it The device goes on sale $100 cheaper this Valentine’s weekend. To make the most of the day of love, red variant is available too.
Blackberry Passport Valentine’s Deal
The Passport can be purchased from the Canadian manufacturer’s online store with a $100 discount in the United States, while customers in Canada can get the phone for $125 off. It means that if you are ordering the handset from the US, it will set you back $499 for the black or white model SIM-lock free. The red variant is more expensive and costs $599. The promotion runs through Monday, February 16th.
Few things to know before you put your hands on the deal. The BlackBerry Passport is not your typical smartphone when it comes to the design. Unlike other phones which have rectangular screens, Passport’s display is square – it measure 4.5 inches diagonally and has 1440 x 1440 pixel resolution. Like most BlackBerry phones, the Passport sports hardware keyboard, but it’s as unique as the handset itself. The keyboard has 3 rows of keys and is touch sensitive. For example, you can swipe your finger over the keyboard to place the cursor in a specific place.
Under the hood, the Passport has a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor which is accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. The rest of the specs are high-end as well and include 32 GB of expandable internal memory, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a large 3,450 mAh battery. The phone runs the latest BlackBerry OS 10.
At the moment, the BlackBerry Passport is available only from the company’s online store, however soon it will be offered also by AT&T, albeit in a slightly redesigned version. This weekend, however, is all about the original Passport which will be selling with a pretty big discount, because nothing says “I love you” like a premium smartphone.
more info: BlackBerry Store