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Posted by emerson_shei


BlackBerry Passport Key Features:

- 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

- 4G Network: LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

- Nano SIM

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, DLNA, Wi - Fi Direct, Wi - Fi HotSpot, Bluetooth v4.0 With A2DP, MicroUSB v2.0 And NFC

- GPS With A-GPS Support And GLONASS

- Dimensions: 128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm

- Weight 194 Grams.

- Display 4,5" IPS LCD (~453 Ppi Pixel Density) With Corning Gorilla Glass 3

- 32 GigaBytes Memory Internal

- Expansive Memory Up To 128 Gigabytes

- 3 GigaBytes Ram

- CPU Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Krait 400 2.15 Ghz (SemiConductor Technology 28 nm HPM HK-MG)

- GPU Adreno 330 (Quad - Core Graphics @450 MHz)

- BlackBerry 10.3 OS

- Office Document Editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint And Reader PDF)

- Camera 13 MP With OIS And Led Flash

- CamCorder FullHD 1080p @60 FPS

- 2 MP Front Facing Camera For Video Chat And CamCorder FullHD 720p @30 FPS

- BlackBerry Hub

- BBM™ (Voice And Video)

- BlackBerry Assistant

- Active Noise Cancellation With Dedicated Mic

- Standard Battery Li-Ion 3450 mAh (Non-Removable)

- Available In Black And White Colors



Technichal Specifications Digital Camera BlackBerry Passport:

* Construction Lens: 5 Elements Plastic (30mm in 35mm equiv.)
* F-Number: f/2.0
* Focal Length: 3.00mm
* Focus Range: 7 Cm - Infinity
* Iso Sensitivity: 55 - 1000
* Shutter Speed: Max - (1/3s) / Min - (1/65536s)
* Image Stabilization: Yes (Optical)
* Features Digital Camera: Auto Focus - Face Detection - Smile Detection - Panorama - HDR And Geo - Tagging
* Flash: Led (3rd Generation)
* Reach In Shooting Of Flash: Up To 2,5 Meters
* AF Light: Yes (Led 3rd Generation)
* Image Sensor: CMOS BSI SONY EXMOR R IMX135
* Format: 1/3.06"
* Surface: (4.80 x 3.60mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.12 Microns
* Total Pixel Are Used: 4208 x 3120 - 13.12 MP
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: [i]4160 x 3120 For (4:3)



Technichal Specifications Digital Camcorder BlackBerry Passport:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: FULLHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 60 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 17.1 Mbps
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 256 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz


[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2015-02-09 05:00 ]



Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport: The Design Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw

Posted by emerson_shei
Getting Around The Smartphone Interface: BlackBerry Passport - Official How To Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Hub: BlackBerry Passport - Official How To Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Assistant: BlackBerry Passport - Official How To Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw

Posted by emerson_shei
Docs To Go - Getting Started: BlackBerry Passport - Official How To Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw

Posted by emerson_shei
Taking Pictures: BlackBerry Passport - Official How To Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw

Posted by emerson_shei
Official Unboxing Video - BlackBerry Passport

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Review: A Powerful, Cumbersome Love Letter To Physical Keyboard Fans

http://www.cnet.com/products/blackberry-passport/

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Now Available Unlocked For $599

http://us.blackberry.com/smar[....]014:buy-now&LPOS=us:bb:devices

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Bends, But Doesn't Break When Bloomberg Reporter Takes John Chen's Challenge

www.phonearena.com/news/Black[....]s-John-Chens-challenge_id61078

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Is Sold Out As 200,000 Units Move

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]t-as-200000-units-move_id61119

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2014-09-27 05:30:14, emerson_shei wrote:
BlackBerry Passport Is Sold Out As 200,000 Units Move

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]t-as-200000-units-move_id61119


Hey man don't roll the eyes! Considering the entire world wrote off BlackBerry as "going out of business or RIP RIM, and all that other noise" just over 2yrs ago their still here and lowering losses each quarter in significant amounts and now even highering employees again ... I'd say that is a phenomenal accomplishment.

91 million active monthly BBM subscribers up from 85 million last quarter is also a success. This device is nothing short of innovative design and execution now you know WHY BlackBerry won their patent lawsuit against ... what was that half assed company with some sebring star from a joke of a reality TV show again? Seacrest?

BB is surviving and back almost completely in the Black!

I'll be upgrading from my current Z30 to this bad boy!

BTW: it's "CamCorder FullHD 1080p @60 FPS" not 720 at 30 - especially since the sensor, lens and proccessor outguns the Z30 and I already can do 1080P @ 60FPS.

THUS: 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps
SOURCE: http://ca.blackberry.com/smar[....]y-passport/specifications.html

Also news of BlackBerry Blend for the BB Passport and BB Porsche Design P'9983 which both run on BB10.3 OS is nothing short of incredible.
[ This Message was edited by: Supa_Fly on 2014-09-29 02:41 ]


Posted by Supa_Fly
Amazon App Store now official on BB10.3 OS.

Amazon App Store on Passport : search Kindle
http://forums.crackberry.com/[....]uation-img_20140928_132434.png

FiFa 2015 on Passport
http://forums.crackberry.com/[....]ssport-img_20140926_043635.png



Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2014-09-26 05:20:10, emerson_shei wrote:
BlackBerry Assistant: BlackBerry Passport - Official How To Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch[....]&list=UULnFGgerRGKlId9uo7dRpIw


For those that know BB is all about personal security and privacy. So for those that DON'T know and say oh yeah BB is late to the game with their virtual assistant I need to inform you the following:

1. BB Assistant is intelligent enough to know you and reply in kind
- You speak your command it will reply to you accordingly, with a voice.
- You type in your command it KNOWS and RESPECTS you want a little privacy and also reply's in kind; with text confirmation or executes the command silently!!
- The important thing is:
. BB Assistant has access, secure access to BOTH your secure BES10/12 secured content and your personal content (Work/Personal respectively).
>> Apple Siri nor Android's Google Now can do this with ANY secured corporate enclave.
NOT:
Samsung KNOX
Android KNOX being developed
MobileIron
Good Messaging (I tried this EVEN with iOS8 on Friday)
Trellia
or any other other 20+ corporate secure email, contacts, calendar, notes secure enclaves.

BB Assistant is using Wolfram Alpha data.


Posted by emerson_shei
Five New Features Coming To BlackBerry 10.3.1 (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmmvy6NGPY

Posted by Dups!
I love this phone except for one thing I find annoying... the non-removable battery! I hate that BlackBerry went this route. I am still happy with my Q10 and will wait for the successor to the Passport, hopefully, it will have a removable battery.

I am well aware that this crazy idea of non-removable batteries (no thanks Apple) is the future. i just hope that BlackBerry retains it for their full-touch phones and leave us QWERTY-loving business people with the removable battery option.

Posted by shimply
As a professional, I can say that the BlackBerry Passport was a very intriguing concept that has become an indispensable tool in my daily routine. The Passport is a purpose built device and after only a little use, I have become quite comfortable with it. It's large size may be a little disconcerting at first, but I have come to appreciate the design genius behind it in the very short time I have had the pleasure of using it.

Posted by emerson_shei
Review By Mobile-Review

http://mobile-review.com/review/blackberry-passport.shtml#s10

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2014-10-06 18:23:47, Dups! wrote:
I love this phone except for one thing I find annoying... the non-removable battery! I hate that BlackBerry went this route. I am still happy with my Q10 and will wait for the successor to the Passport, hopefully, it will have a removable battery.

I am well aware that this crazy idea of non-removable batteries (no thanks Apple) is the future. i just hope that BlackBerry retains it for their full-touch phones and leave us QWERTY-loving business people with the removable battery option.



I feel that BlackBerry - with the Passport & Z30 before it (which I own as daily) - should've been designed and qualified for IP58 ratings!

Non-Removable batteries has been around I believe before Apple; Android Verizon RAZR (Motorola), and a few others:
SE W900 and it's successor.

Larger batteries can be obtained and with small and large capacity portable charger packs ... no more need for removable battery. Don't tell me you believe in carrying a spare buried in your bag ... cause anywhere else will easily get exposed to moisture or dropping. Portable batteries a little more robost. Trust me get with the new world and get this Passport .. I'm upgrading ... VERY solid in the hands I've felt at the demo unit in Rogers store. I'm with Bell.

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Hands-On By GSMARENA

http://blog.gsmarena.com/blackberry-passport-hands/

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport: Ticket To Ride

http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_passport-review-1149.php

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2014-10-15 17:30:03, emerson_shei wrote:
BlackBerry Passport: Ticket To Ride

http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_passport-review-1149.php


The Passport is surely not the first device to sport a square screen (let alone the first BlackBerry), but it's the first one that has a pixel density as high as 453ppi. Coincidentally, the 1440 x 1440px resolution results in an identical number of pixels as a standard 1080 x 1920px display


From our time with it, we can safely conclude that the Passport will have an easy one drawing the attention of business users back to BlackBerry's camp thanks to all its novelty, high-grade execution and of course, helped by the BlackBerry Internet Services. It's certainly been a while since we've been able to say that about a BlackBerry device. It's good to have you back, BB


The overall of the review seems very accurate of the hardware quality and performance. Unfortunately it STILL looks at the device and the OS as a whole as a consumer device ... that is NO LONGER the intention of BlackBerry. The seemingly 'capable' other devices begin to pale in comparison on a corporate use infrastructure.

I really REALLY should make a post to this sometime soon, however I feel that 90% of users/members on this board such information would be lost on; not out of spite or anything else, yet maybe they do not work for a corporate business as large as some whom would gravitate to such a device.



Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus - Dogfight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZSRymkM9QQ

Posted by Hobbs
Im hoping this thing sells millions and the fans return in droves.With what I've seen so far I like it very much. It's quite beautiful.

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Vs Blackberry Z30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HXm2F_SEaQ


Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2014-11-09 18:50:22, Hobbs wrote:
Im hoping this thing sells millions and the fans return in droves.With what I've seen so far I like it very much. It's quite beautiful.



Judging by all the reviews, renewed confident with the highly successful investment firm The Ontario's Teachers Pending Plan Fund purchasing 4+million shares during this current quarter ... I'd say BlackBerry is doing VERY well with the Passport sales.


BTW, although the youtube video comparison of Passport vs Z30 is in another language I don't understand ... judging by how the review is ... consumer focused and so basic it clearly shows the reviewer has no clue how to use either device effectively. Gone are the days where forums members purchased their devices and gave FULL review through and through after a month of using it thoroughly providing sound advice.

Oh yeah one more thing ... without being specifically designed or manufacturered with structural integrity against damage in mind ... the Passport, arguably is THE MOST RUGGED smartphone in existance ... taking drops over 30ft and working FULLY for calls, data, navigation and selection on the screen and keyboard! No case involved. Search the youtube videos of drop tests. I promise you'll be amazed! You're getting your moneys worth.

Quad Core, 128GB Class 10 MicroSD support, internal 32GB storage, 3GB RAM on a mobile OS that works just a fast and fluidly with 1.5GB RAM (Q5) or 2GB RAM (Q10/Z10/Z3/Z30).
[ This Message was edited by: Supa_Fly on 2014-11-12 06:24 ]


Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 Arriving February 19th

http://n4bb.com/blackberry-os-10-3-1-arriving-february-19th/

Posted by Supa_Fly
The Definitive Guide to Enterprise Mobile Security: Strategies and Tactics for Business and IT Decision-Makers 100page 3-Book by BlackBerry after the webinar on 28th-May-2015 Free to Register


Smart IT managers know that there are three very good alternatives to BYOD. But what are the strengths and weaknesses of mobile deployment models such as CYOD), COPE) and COBO)? And how do you choose what’s best for your organization?

In a webinar on Thursday, May 28th (2015), BlackBerry director of security Alex Manea will be examining all four mobile deployment models and looking at the pros and cons of each.


This CEO’s Colleagues Became Hooked on the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Blend After One Demo
[ This Message was edited by: Supa_Fly on 2015-06-21 19:57 ]


Posted by emerson_shei
Video Review (Analysis) Blackberry Passport This Is For Those Who Have Style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYN8BESBsrs

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry 10.3.2 Update Starts To Surface

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]date-starts-to-surface_id70427

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2015-06-15 05:00:38, emerson_shei wrote:
BlackBerry 10.3.2 Update Starts To Surface

http://www.phonearena.com/new[....]date-starts-to-surface_id70427


And yet nothing on the roadmap.
http://developer.blackberry.com/native/downloads/roadmap/

yes I've seen the news as well; seems a handful in Taiwan are getting these OTA.

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Launches The Passport Silver Edition, Out Today

http://www.gsmarena.com/black[....]ition_out_today-news-13389.php

Posted by Supa_Fly
The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition: A Deep Dive with BlackBerry Product Expert, Sarah Jacobs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0paqPkTLHWM

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition (Hands-On)

www.phonearena.com/news/Black[....]ilver-Edition-hands-on_id72346

Posted by emerson_shei
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition Lands On Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/BlackBe[....]Phone-Packaging/dp/B011DJN5K8/

Posted by emerson_shei
Blackberry Passport Silver Edition Review

www.mobile-review.com/review/[....]y-passport-silveredition.shtml

Posted by emerson_shei
BOMB... See The 1st Blackberry The World Running Android OS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK4qimLLBHg

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2015-08-24 08:25:18, emerson_shei wrote:
BOMB... See The 1st Blackberry The World Running Android OS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK4qimLLBHg


Well known prototype under the name BlackBerry Oslo:
UPDATE - As Thurask noted in the comments, the device looks to identify itself as the Oslo. A codename we should all be familiar with from earlier leaks before the Dallas codename appeared for the Silver Edition Passport.



Source: http://crackberry.com/blackbe[....]captured-video-running-android
Known: 4 months ago ... this is OLD news.

Posted by emerson_shei
Blackberry Passport Vs Samsung Galaxy A8 (Which is Fastest)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlihH9WCjLw

Posted by emerson_shei
2 Years Of BlackBerry 10 Devices: (Passport, Z10, Z30, Classic, And Leap)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr04n9JlUtQ


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