BlackBerry Passport review: Ticket to ride

15 October 2014
Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry looks to bring its no-nonsense smartphone approach in a form factor that is…unusual, to say the least. It’s a company that's no stranger lately to being in the red for quarters on end and the Passport is yet another attempt by...

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  • RKN1

experfam, 14 Sep 2018This is the best phone ever made, not only by blackberry but the... more(Disclaimer: my hands are larger than average) Kind of agree. Love the keyboard/touchpad feature. Doesn't have the latest emojees, but I could not care less about that. Call fidelity / signal integrity 100% every time I really needed it.

  • Krishna Kamble

I wish that Blackberry make more Android phone with this form factor.

  • BB dude

WhatsApp still works, folks! read the CrackBerry site / info on how to install.

This is the best phone ever made, not only by blackberry but the best of all. I wish there was an android version of the same or at least it it is able to support whats app.

  • David

Blackberry passport is good but I'm suggesting that it's could have supported WhatsApp.thanks

  • Hari007

it's awesome!!! best blackberry mobile

  • muditbagus

I love BlackBerry.

  • Anonymous

is it better

  • Tirth

I will buy bb passport next week. Is all Android app running well on it?? Should I go for bb passport ??? Please reply

  • AnonD-651582

AnonD-476383, 14 Dec 2015Bought the BlackBerry Passport Silver edition. It's just Superb ... moreYes my friend. I agree with you. This phone is exclusive.

  • AnonD-390578

Android version of Whatsapp. That is a sure thing. You can check out the youtubes. Many have successfully installed Whatsapp Android version on the BB10 devices. It is working fine.

  • Anonymous

Past three years am using bb os. I want to know in future I will able to use WhatsApp in passport. Am gonna buy passport. Plz suggest me

  • Omid46

omid46, 08 Feb 2016Dearest gsmArena friends,followers,and readers.Besides GsmArena ... moreDearest gsmArena.The best sincerely thanks with the best regard to your moderators for modifying my comment!Also please confirm my comment writing trustworthiness!Thanks again.Good luck for your scientific sharing corrections..,

  • Blackberry User

I don't think BB Passport's price is reasonable. Camera isn't good enough esp Autofocus and HDR. Keyboard isnt comfortable when use. I'd rather have Samsung S5 than this one. I regret having Passport than other smartphones. Buggy and evidently not a good phone.

  • Plover

can this BB support whatsApp and Line?

  • Erratic balaiah

AnonD-505448, 21 Feb 2016I have been using android phones for about 5 years now. My first... moreThis is phone every good

  • Anonymous

Hiti87, 21 Aug 2015Hi I m planning to buy BB Passport. Please suggest. How is this ... morenoooooo

  • AnonD-505448

I have been using android phones for about 5 years now. My first one was a Sony Ericsson. Before that I had a BlackBerry Curve 8520 which was a very bad BlackBerry. When I got hired at my present company I was given the BlackBerry Q10. I hated it for about 10 days. Then the mere speed and accuracy of its working amazed me. I bought the Samsung note 5, HTC one m9 as well. I wasn't happy with it and I had to get the BlackBerry Passport.

I am a BlackBerry fan now. I hate the priv because of the keyboard being too small. I love the BlackBerry Passport. People might say that its a bad phone but I absolutely adore it. The three day battery backup with moderate usage is quite fulfilling for me. My new note 5 never lasted over 18 hours. The full keyboard with the touch enabled feature is to die for.

The speed at which this thing moves is amazing. Yes there are lack of apps. But I don't use many. It's like an old Nokia phone on steroids.

I also got the one year extra insurance from the dealer so that they would replace the phone for any damage caused by me or repair it or if they can't replace, gimme the money back for the present value of the phone. So I'm quite happy.

If ur into apps it's not a phone for you.

These are the things u can expect from a BlackBerry passport.

1. Seamless dialling. No need to wait for the dialer to pop up like in android. U can run 15 BlackBerry apps and it will still popup without a question.
2. Everything in one page. The BlackBerry hub.
3. Emails very easy to access, low data usage
4. Social stuff

If u only do this everyday then u can buy this.
The camera is not very good. But if u buy the camera pro app it will work well. The inbuilt software ain't good enough to manage the hardware

I have almost 20 android apps running on this phone thanks to the BlackBerry 10OS

So I don't miss the android phone.

If you have read this thank you for reading. It's to help anyone who wants to buy this phone and to think twice about buying it.

  • omid46

Dearest gsmArena friends,followers,and readers.Besides GsmArena complete review,and Z3,I don't know much about the BlackBerry!!About things passport smartphone,beside design,performance and features,it is a lovely high ends smartphone that works with different OS that is a privilege for a today's smartphone.Other specifications are satisfactory and price is satisfactory for those whom can afford and enjoy the qualities of other brand rather than the very famous brands of nowadays to try it...I myself like having both passport and Z3 in my grand dream virtual museum!!Thanks GSM.I wish the better and the best uprising good future for BlackBerry and feeling sad of 200 gone on vacation!!!?Justice Rights.Omid12omidvar.

  • Muzz

AnonD-476383, 14 Dec 2015Bought the BlackBerry Passport Silver edition. It's just Superb ... moreIt's camper to iPhone 6 it's better ? I also want I have iPhone 6 but still I'm crayz blackberry passport silver edition plz tell me it's worth ?