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  1. 763822705's Avatar
    https://twitter.com/halobandit/statu...68727009611776
    I saw this picture on twitter, as you can see that iPhone gets annoying scratches due to the aluminum body.
    And I asked the guy to check on passport for me, and he told me it is made of aluminum, but it's a prototype(no ring on the rear camera), I don't know but definitely hope that when this thing finally come out on market, they'll put stainless steel instead!
    What do you guys think?
    Last edited by 763822705; 07-21-14 at 02:19 AM.
    07-21-14 02:03 AM
  2. co4nd's Avatar
    You really want a 3lb phone?
    07-21-14 02:08 AM
  3. 763822705's Avatar
    You really want a 3lb phone?
    It won't be changed that much, and I feel nice about 9900, it's made of stainless steel(not high quality stainless steel tho)

    You really want a phone someday you put it in your pocket and accidentally hit it on a table and gets ugly?


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    07-21-14 02:16 AM
  4. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    Hey I'm in the same boat and can't stand this aluminum trend since it's nothing but crappy for smartphones IMO. My take on Halobandit's response is that he just assumed it's aluminum because aluminum in phones is very popular ATM due to the iPhone and HTC. So as he realized the rim isn't made of plastic he assumed it's aluminum without thinking too much about it. At least I hope it's like this and BlackBerry uses stainless steel instead, loved that on my Bold 9900 and nevertheless the Q10 is made of steel as well.
    07-21-14 05:13 AM
  5. II ARROWS's Avatar
    Aluminum is a bad choice in a device that relies on wireless comunication...
    07-21-14 05:31 AM
  6. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    Aluminum is a bad choice in a device that relies on wireless comunication...
    It's basically the same with stainless steel if the entire housing is made of it. But either way that isn't the case.

    Knowing BlackBerry the metal rims on each side of the device do belong to a sturdy inner frame/skeleton, just reaching out to the exterior of the phone. At least from the photos that have been leaked so far you can see it's a metal frame that wraps completely around the device (sandwiched at top and bottom) which points to exactly that.

    Concerning weight I remember @halobandit mention that the prototype he's been testing weighs 6.875 oz, which is 195g. That's like the heaviest brick of a phone ever hitting a market.
    07-21-14 05:50 AM
  7. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    Magnesium. Polished looks like stainless steel, better tensile strength than aluminum and much lighter than both.

    Personally I'm over the metal, I want carbon!!

    ? BlackBerry Z30 ? If it Don't Make Dollars, It don't Make Sense ?
    07-21-14 06:37 AM
  8. 763822705's Avatar
    Hey I'm in the same boat and can't stand this aluminum trend since it's nothing but crappy for smartphones IMO. My take on Halobandit's response is that he just assumed it's aluminum because aluminum in phones is very popular ATM due to the iPhone and HTC. So as he realized the rim isn't made of plastic he assumed it's aluminum without thinking too much about it. At least I hope it's like this and BlackBerry uses stainless steel instead, loved that on my Bold 9900 and nevertheless the Q10 is made of steel as well.
    The steel which being used on the Q10 is 304 stainless steel according to the salesman of blackberry, if they try 316L stainless steel(which is very often being used on Swiss watches) that'll be fantastic :-)


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    Last edited by 763822705; 07-23-14 at 07:55 PM.
    07-21-14 06:45 AM
  9. tomsobon's Avatar
    I'd prefer the device to be all black, including the keyboard frets!

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    07-21-14 11:14 AM
  10. 763822705's Avatar
    @almhtar: @Al2O3 the elegantly brushed stainless steel frame

    Wow! I don't see any reason makes me not buying a Passport!


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    07-22-14 09:49 PM
  11. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Magnesium. Polished looks like stainless steel, better tensile strength than aluminum and much lighter than both.

    Personally I'm over the metal, I want carbon!!

    ? BlackBerry Z30 ? If it Don't Make Dollars, It don't Make Sense ?
    I like the Magnesium idea. If I'm in a survival situation I could always get shavings from it to start a fire even in wet conditions. Or I could just use it to call for help.
    07-22-14 10:35 PM
  12. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    I like the Magnesium idea. If I'm in a survival situation I could always get shavings from it to start a fire even in wet conditions. Or I could just use it to call for help.
    Just be careful to NOT look at the flames if you want to avoid your retinas to ignite as well :-P
    07-23-14 05:06 AM
  13. ChrisAmbrose's Avatar
    Personally I think it should be made from miracles.

    Z10 - 10.3.0.700 w/ .296
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    07-23-14 07:51 AM
  14. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    Personally I think it should be made from miracles.

    Z10 - 10.3.0.700 w/ .296
    There IS one company who does that. Apparently they have very skilled unicorns as their workforce. They are rumored to specialize in rainbows.
    07-23-14 09:52 AM
  15. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    Inside BlackBerry just confirmed it's a stainless steel frame in their latest blog post about the white Passport (see the first interview answer).
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    07-23-14 05:19 PM
  16. ChrisAmbrose's Avatar
    Inside BlackBerry just confirmed it's a stainless steel frame in their latest blog post about the white Passport (see the first interview answer).
    Is that the same for both white and black?

    Z10 - 10.3.0.700 w/ .296
    07-23-14 06:01 PM
  17. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    I'd like to see stainless too. Not only the scratches is aluminium's issue. It's color changes by time.

    Via CB10 on Z10STL100-2/10.3.0.296
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    07-23-14 07:32 PM
  18. deltact's Avatar
    The steel which being used on the Q10 is 304 stainless steel according to the salesman of blackberry, if they try 316L stainless steel(which is very often being used on Swiss watches) that'll be fantastic :-)


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    Sadly, my watch with 316L still picks up tiny scratches over time. So regardless of the metal used on the Passport, it will scratch, but shouldn't be too bad because it's just a thin band of metal.

    Posted via CB10 on Z10
    07-23-14 08:08 PM
  19. J Morehouse's Avatar
    If we're wishing, I'll wish for tungsten carbide!

    Posted with my BlackBerry Z10!
    07-23-14 08:20 PM
  20. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    If we're wishing, I'll wish for tungsten carbide!

    Posted with my BlackBerry Z10!
    I'd wish for flexible titanium . Or maybe chrome.

    Via CB10 on Z10STL100-2/10.3.0.296
    07-23-14 08:26 PM
  21. dbiv5445's Avatar
    I am hoping for stainless steel as well, but judging by the pictures, I wasn't so sure. Either way I'm getting one when they drop in the U.S.
    07-23-14 09:32 PM
  22. atomicnewbie's Avatar
    Aluminium is cold, and slips from your hand easily. Plastic is a good thing. Easy to clean, easy to grip, lightweight.
    Nothing productive about the HTC One M8 I own which always feels cold, slips from my hand, and because the sides are not flat my palm is always pressing the screen. It is a phone you can only use with two hands, or flat on a table, or while you are looking down at the ground.
    BB is about productivity - no?

    Anyway, thicker is better as you can grip it better. The 2mm savings are negligible.
    I find it hard to pick up a phone with a curved back. It takes an extra second of fumbling so that you don't accidently push it to the side and off the table.
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    07-24-14 12:56 AM
  23. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    Is that the same for both white and black?

    Z10 - 10.3.0.700 w/ .296
    100% sure. Wouldn't make sense to go for steel on one variant and for something else on another.
    07-24-14 01:02 AM
  24. 763822705's Avatar
    Sadly, my watch with 316L still picks up tiny scratches over time. So regardless of the metal used on the Passport, it will scratch, but shouldn't be too bad because it's just a thin band of metal.

    Posted via CB10 on Z10
    Of course it picks up scratches, but if you try wearing a watch made of aluminum, that'll be a silly idea...

    Aluminum is great metal for some other field but on a phone is just not good at all.
    Too soft too weak too light and even feels bad in your hand. And the color changes over time.


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    07-24-14 04:34 AM
  25. 763822705's Avatar
    I'd wish for flexible titanium . Or maybe chrome.

    Via CB10 on Z10STL100-2/10.3.0.296
    It seems I never saw anything made of chrome, wondering why?


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    07-24-14 04:41 AM
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