The BlackBerry Passport was probably one of the most controversial phones the Canadian manufacturer ever released. The device evoked a lot of emotions mostly due to its unconventional square shape. It turned out, however, that the handset received warm welcome and since its announcement in September 2014, several variants were launched. Today BlackBerry added one more to the mix – the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition which offers refined design with stainless steel frame, improved keyboard and soft-touch diamond-pattern back cover.
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition gets official with few notable improvements over the standard variant
BlackBerry surely isn’t the first company that pops up your mind when thinking of tablet makers. Being more precise the BlackBerry’s debut in the tablet-like devices sector with its Playbook wasn’t definitely a successful one. However, this traumatic experience didn’t make the company to abandon their plans on conquering the tablet market. Realizing its tablet ambitions Blackberry has just introduced a new high-security tablet targeting at business and government customers.
Today, during a press conference at Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry shared with the world their plans to release of a new touch screen phone featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. At this point the handset doesn’t have a concrete release date, pricing and even a name, though it is said to come with a dual-curved display – a screen design solution that is a carbon copy of the one introduced by the Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge.
BlackBerry has just announced the BlackBerry Leap joining its list of affordable smartphones offerings. In November we could witness the Canadian mobile manufacturer returning to its roots while releasing Blackberry Classic, another QWERTY phone, but today the company has gone back to making touch screen phones after the Z10 disappointment. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, the BlackBerry Leap is a budget-friendly phablet belonging to mid-range league targeting at young professionals.
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 appears to be very creative when trying to get back customers they lost to other great players on the mobile market like, Apple and Google. Just right now the Canadian company is introducing their new BlackBerry Passport trade- program that is to mesmerize iPhone users and make them trade in their current Apple iPhones for a great opportunity to get special discounts on the manufacturer’s hottest device. Not really feeling your iPhone, but feel like wanting to put your hands on the new Passport? Let’s take a closer look at the company’s offer’s details.
Some smartphone makers release one device after another or sometimes even a few at a time. BlackBerry, however, has different tactic. Having gone through really tough times, the Canadian manufacturer doesn’t want to throw a bunch of phones to the market hoping that customers will be satisfied. That would be too risky and risk is not what BlackBerry needs right now. With that in mind, the company made the BlackBerry Classic which is now available for pre-order unlocked for $449 unlocked.
Although recent years have been pretty tough for BlackBerry the company haven’t give up and is still launching new handset to the great delight of their staunch users. And just today, after teasing us for months, the company officially released their latest flagship handset, the BlackBerry Passport. The long-rumored device mostly known for his square screen and the innovative touch-enabled keyboard goes on sale today priced at $599.
The long-awaited new BlackBerry Passport’s release has just been officially confirmed by the company’s CEO. The unveiling is scheduled to take place some time next month. Simultaneously, new more detailed leaks concerning the phone’s tech parameters surfaced on the net. If you’re interested in details, let’s take a look at the BlackBerry Passport killer specs.
When the BlackBerry Passport first time leaked revealing its unorthodox shape, many users didn’t believe that such device could be a real deal. Most manufacturers try to slim down bezels as much as possible to make their phones easier for one-handed usage. Meanwhile BlackBerry goes exactly the opposite way and makes the Passport wider than a phablet. Does it m`ake any sense? According to BlackBerry, though, there’s method in this madness and here is how the company explains why Passport’s unique design will make it an ideal mobile companion.
We’ve been hearing for a while that BlackBerry is working on something special and today we got our official confirmation. During BlackBerry’s fiscal first quarter 2014 conference call the company’s CEO John Chen acknowledged that the Canadian manufacturer is preparing to release new phones this fall, in September to be more exact. Even better, Mr Chen happily smiled for the camera while holding the upcoming handsets known as BlackBerry Passport and Classic. Out of the two, the Passport is of more interest for us as it is rather unusual in design coming with big square screen and tiny keyboard.
BlackBerry is one of the companies that recently has been struggling to keep afloat. The Canadian manufacturer has always had a decent team of loyal fans but after the Z10 fiasco it evidently is in need of an extra push to keep going. Well, it looks like the guys from the North may have an ace up their sleeve after all. It’s called BlackBerry Windermere Q30 and has just been spotted in live photos. To spice the things up a little bit let us tell you that the phone may feature the best QWERTY keyboard ever made.
Back in February at the MWC in Barcelona BlackBerry announced its two new phones, the BlackBerry Q20 QWERTY keyboard smarpthone and BlackBerry Z3 all touch phone. While the Q20 is still awaiting to be released, the Z3 is already here. Well, almost. A special limited edition called Jakarta destined for the Indonesian market is now available for pre-orders through local carriers Indosat and XL. The phone will hit the stores in two weeks, on May 13th. BlackBerry made good on its promise and priced the phone under $200. In Indonesia the Blackberry Z3 Jakarta Edition costs IDR 2,199,000 which, given the current exchange rate, is about $190 or €137.
A smartphone is not any more an ordinary device designed for making or receiving calls. In the last year it has transformed into a personal assistant which keeps us connected to the world entire time no matter where we are. Whether you use a phone for professional life or entertainment it is important to determine which smartphone is right for you before you buy one. After all these gadgets are not cheap. You wouldn’t want to spend your hard-earned money on a seemingly cool smartphone only to realize that you don’t like it or does not suit your needs. Here are few tips that will help you to buy the right smartphone no matter if its an Android, iPhone, Blackberry or Windows Phone.
It seems that secure smartphones are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to recently launched Blackphone, Boeing Black and “Snowden” phone, another extra secure device is now offered to the public. The SecuSmart Encrypted BlackBerry Z10, which until now was available only for government officials, is now up for sale for regular customers. However, be prepared – the phone is not cheap. The handset will set you back a whopping 2,000 euros, that is an equivalent of $2,770. Chances are, however, that customers who are interested in such kind of device probably won’t be trading recipes but far more sensitive and valuable data, so it may be worth it.
Like other popular smartphone makers, BlackBerry is also present at MWC. The Canadian company has been struggling with financial difficulties for some time now, but it doesn’t mean that it’s thinking about leaving the business. In fact, BlackBerry brought to Barcelona two new phones to announce, the BlackBerry Q20 and BlackBerry Z3, along with its latest Mobile Device Management system, BES 12. The BlackBerry Z3 all-touch smartphone is designed for emerging markets and will go on sale in Indonesia in April for a price below $200. The BlackBerry Q20 featuring QWERTY keyboard, on the other hand, will be released globally in the second half of 2014 and pricing will be revealed closer to its launch.
The last few days have been full of emotions for BlackBerry users on T-Mobile. Last weekend the carrier sent out emails encouraging BlackBerry users to ditch the brand and switch to iPhone 5S. However, BlackBerry users’ loyalty is stronger than any promotion T-Mobile could offer. Not only didn’t they want to take advantage of the deal, but they actually contacted to the carrier executive and expressed outrage. In his response Magenta network CEO, John Legere promised he would “work with the team and get back” with an answer and… he did. T-Mobile will give cash if you trade in your old BlackBerry for a new one.
The fact that BlackBerry has been struggling to make ends meet for some time already may have knocked the company’s reputation a few notches down but it looks like the Canadian manufacturer still has a lot of faithful fans. In fact, BlackBerry diehard users apparently can’t be tempted even by T-Mobile’s iPhone 5S promotion and give the impression of being able to do anything to protect their favorite brand. After hearing BlackBerry fans complains, T-Mobile may bring BlackBerry phones back to its offer.
BlackBerry has been keeping relatively quiet recently, especially when it comes to truly high-end smartphones. It could means two things: either the company has given up on premium phones and decided to focus on more budget-friendly offerings, or is preparing something extra special that could give us the chills at launch. According to the latest rumors, the Waterloo-based smartphone manufacturer has something up its sleeve that could surprise us big time.
After getting knee deep into financial problems, you would think that BlackBerry will try to take it easy, for some time at least. But the company is not ready to give up just yet. In fact, the manufacturer has just confirmed its rumored luxury smartphone, the Porsche Design P’9982. Just looking at the name, it wouldn’t be hard to figure out that the phone will be aimed at a very specific group of customers, the ones that have very thick wallets. The device will be priced at $2,350 in the US, £1,450 in the UK and €1,650 in Europe.