- Michael Sawh , TrustedReviews
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.
- Jeff Parsons , TechRadar
The specs and features are all there, but the form factor falters against conventional devices.
Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)
Long battery life, integrated inbox
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.
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The refinements made and materials used make it a worthwhile purchase
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
The most powerful and most complete multi-task environment available in a smart phone
Decent hardware, a great camera and intuitive software
Great battery, excellent build
A unique phone for keyboard fans
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
The perfect businessman
An innovative device which is convincing in many areas
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
A real workhorse for the always be closing crowd
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
Suffers from BlackBerry 10's weak ecosystem and a build that's both bizarre and inconvenient
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
Simple, Elegant and Powerful
Best phone ever!
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