Specs summary

Screen
4.5"

The BlackBerry Passport's screen is 4.5 inches with 1440 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.26GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.26 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3450mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3450 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 18.5 days standby time, 1080 minutes (2G), 1380 minutes (3G), 612 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



The BlackBerry Passport tries to be different but doesn’t quite get it right. As a result this is not the smartphone serious business professionals should consider.

- Michael Sawh , TrustedReviews 

The specs and features are all there, but the form factor falters against conventional devices.

- Jeff Parsons , TechRadar 

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


The Gadgeteer

Long battery life, integrated inbox

from The Gadgeteer

I honestly didn’t like the BlackBerry Passport when I first unboxed and started testing it. I had trouble getting used to the size and the keyboard. I almost wanted to send it back without even writing about it, but I changed my mind another try. The second try made me like it a whole lot more. The keyboard never really grew on me like I thought it would. I guess after years of touch screen use, I’m pass the days of wanting another Palm Treo. When it comes right down to it, it’s the phenomenal battery life and the integrated inbox that I will miss most.

If you e... Full review

CrackBerry

The refinements made and materials used make it a worthwhile purchase

from CrackBerry

Although I was rather skeptical of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition when it first started appearing, after having used it for a while now, I have no issues with saying that it's a great addition to the Passport lineup. Just like the original Passport and the AT&T Passport, it's not going to be a device for everyone, especially those who might already own a BlackBerry Passport. But as we've witnessed already, there are plenty of people out there 'upgrading' to the Silver Edition and it's not hard to see why.

Yes, it's true. It's just another BlackBerry Passport. But the ref... Full review

Technology X

The most powerful and most complete multi-task environment available in a smart phone

from Technology X
All in all, we feel that the Blackberry passport is definitely worthy of our Innovation Award as they have done great things with their ‘touch keyboard’, things that make using a smart phone in a business setting just that much easier.The BlackBerry Passport can be easily overlooked at first appearance due to its size and weight. This size and weight turns out to be a huge plus for the Passport, enabling the most powerful and most complete multi-task environment available in a smart phone. .. Full review
Coolsmartphone

Decent hardware, a great camera and intuitive software

from Coolsmartphone
Overall the BlackBerry Passport is a really great smartphone. For the modern day tech-savy business user this would be a perfect device, for the average smartphone owner with a little adjustment of their expectations it could again be the perfect device... Full review
TechRadar

Great battery, excellent build

from TechRadar
I'm confident in saying this is the best phone BlackBerry has yet produced, hands down. There's serious processing power, copious amounts of storage, a decent camera, plenty of connectivity, useful software features and an HD screen.But for everyone else, this is unashamedly a productivity-centric machine that'll let you take your work around with you. What it's not is the market's best new smartphone. .. Full review
PC Magazine

A unique phone for keyboard fans

from PC Magazine

If you're a potential BlackBerry Passport owner, you'll know. And you'll be happy to know that AT&T may have rounded the corners here, but it hasn't loaded down the Passport with bloatware or crippled its services. This is the full BlackBerry Passport experience, with the full support of AT&T. I'm giving it such a high rating because there is literally nothing else like it. The BlackBerry Classic$389.99 at Amazon, while easier to hold, is irritatingly sluggish, with Web page load times that are twice as long.

But it's not like AT&T has fixed or improved anything, eith... Full review

Softpedia

The perfect businessman

from Softpedia
The Passport is nothing more than a love it or hate it device. And if you get past its unusual dimensions, there’s no way you can’t love this one... Full review
Notebookcheck

An innovative device which is convincing in many areas

from Notebookcheck

BlackBerry takes a risk because it has to in order to stop losing market shares. The Passport is a daring device because an unusual yet very practical screen format is used, and because it features a physical keyboard. The proprietary software that is intuitive to use and actually offers all features needed for routine has been upgraded strongly via emulated Android apps. Though that is not the silver bullet and will cause a few problems for BlackBerry (why should programmers still have to develop native apps for RIM now?), it will please users. And those who have taken a side-glance at a B... Full review

Ars Technica

A real workhorse for the always be closing crowd

from Ars Technica

After finishing up my two-week test run on the Passport, there was a brief pang of regret over having to send it back. Some may blame Stockholm Syndrome, others may blame my high tolerance for the ratchet and general low expectations.

The strong business and security features of the Passport make it appealing. Blend and Link feel like genuinely winning ideas. But we don't know if those features are enough to recommend the Passport to anyone who wouldn't be a BlackBerry user already. Outside of the hard-core business features, the rest of what's in BlackBerry OS seems like a holdi... Full review

Brighthand

Suffers from BlackBerry 10's weak ecosystem and a build that's both bizarre and inconvenient

from Brighthand

BlackBerry’s intentions with the Passport were good. It wanted to create something groundbreaking in spite of multiple inherent risks, and that’s an approach that is rarely seen in the world of smartphones today. That’s worth commending. Unfortunately, all the Passport proves is that difference for difference’s sake is not enough.

BlackBerry has enough problems on its software side alienating its potential customers with bizarre form factors. So why create a phone that’s so wide that it’s uncomfortable to store in a pocket or use one-handed? Th... Full review


Cyber

Simple, Elegant and Powerful

Give 2 weeks of true hands on experience with this phone. And you won't go back to iPhone.
Give 2 weeks of true hands on experience with this phone. And you won't go back to iPhone. Less

Best phone ever!

Day 2 with The Passport and guys if you have a chance to get this just get it !!!! it s Diffrent from the competition !!! WOW
Day 2 with The Passport and guys if you have a chance to get this just get it !!!! it s Diffrent from the competition !!! WOW Less

The best

Awesome battery life !
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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 24, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, North America, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 10.3

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.26 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Body: 1.45 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3450 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 720 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 612 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1080 minutes (2G)
1380 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 18.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Gold, Red, Silver, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.8 x 9.0 x 0.9 cm
(5 x 3.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 194 grams
(6.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 1440 pixels
Pixel Density 453 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser BlackBerry Browser
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Burst mode, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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