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  1. Andy Wijaya's Avatar
    Anything is better than the easily stained battery door of the black original passport.
    08-04-15 06:03 PM
  2. fanisk's Avatar
    Silver was probably developed for a specific carrier, my guess T-Mobile, who decided not to buy the phone. When that carrier said no, BlackBerry decided it liked the device and thought a refresh might boost sales.

    As for who else does this, Samsung does. It makes an S6 and an S6 active, which is just an S6 in a different case.

    I don't think that anyone thinks that this is the phone that is going to save BlackBerry. This is just something to prop up sales on the year old Passport. It'll keep things going for a few months until Slider is released.

    I like the way it looks. The silver and black contrast is something I hope we see on Slider.

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    Agreed! With or without an order by a carrier, it's a product to help sales since no new devices expected soon.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport
    08-04-15 06:08 PM
  3. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Are you sure the chin is steel i.e. not painted plastic?
    Am I the only one who hates the Silver Edition?-oslo_frame.jpeg

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    08-04-15 06:14 PM
  4. 93Aero's Avatar
    I for one like it, and will be getting it.

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2339 Q10SQN100-5/10.3.1.2576 Posted via CB
    08-04-15 06:18 PM
  5. Bonnie Bonzai's Avatar
    jackbbuck93 nope you aren't the only one wondering why after almost a year later BlackBerry is releasing an old passport in a new package. I love my Passport - it's a super sophisticated black smartphone. When I buy another blackberry it will be because it's still classy and has even more than my Passport does now.

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 06:18 PM
  6. engrbugs's Avatar
    Me too. They did not fix my passport 1 now they are releasing another buggyy device...

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 06:20 PM
  7. teostar's Avatar
    Silver was probably developed for a specific carrier, my guess T-Mobile, who decided not to buy the phone. When that carrier said no, BlackBerry decided it liked the device and thought a refresh might boost sales.

    As for who else does this, Samsung does. It makes an S6 and an S6 active, which is just an S6 in a different case.

    I don't think that anyone thinks that this is the phone that is going to save BlackBerry. This is just something to prop up sales on the year old Passport. It'll keep things going for a few months until Slider is released.

    I like the way it looks. The silver and black contrast is something I hope we see on Slider.

    Posted via CB10
    True re the s6 v s6 active... but the "active " actually adds functionality over the s6. Also the s6 and active were released pretty close together, it wasn't released like a "new" device close to a year later.

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    08-04-15 06:27 PM
  8. deadcowboy's Avatar
    True re the s6 v s6 active... but the "active " actually adds functionality over the s6. Also the s6 and active were released pretty close together, it wasn't released like a "new" device close to a year later.

    Posted via CB10
    5c is the closest, but that was a "budget" device by Apple's standards. The Silver Passport is a headscratcher, but a welcome one to me.

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    08-04-15 06:44 PM
  9. fridaybeatsmondayanygivensunday's Avatar
    Count me in. I don't like the design. For me it looks like a device at a level of inspiration not at par when they were designing the first Passport. I have the original one, if given a chance to startover, I'd get the AT&T version: same design, but comfortable to hold.

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    Last edited by fridaybeatsmondayanygivensunday; 08-05-15 at 08:38 AM.
    08-04-15 06:49 PM
  10. iamci's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of it either but as long as more people like it and buy it and keep BlackBerry alive I'm happy with it.

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 06:49 PM
  11. Trauma Surgeon's Avatar
    I find the phone ugly but after a good review en good pictures.

    I must say I love the look of the back, but I don't like the upper front. Still keeping my Passport.

    Attachment 365308
    Is this the unwanted child of BlackBerry and Leica?! Who is pushing it?

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    08-04-15 08:25 PM
  12. Trauma Surgeon's Avatar
    Are you sure the chin is steel i.e. not painted plastic?
    there must be Plastic SOMEWHERE to allow radiowaves out of the device!


    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 08:28 PM
  13. surfaafitch24's Avatar
    I don't like it. That's just my opinion. Then again I'm the guy who loved the body of the 7290. Bring that back. Yea...

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 08:29 PM
  14. nicky_willz's Avatar
    White seems to be the least favorite color way of the bunch.
    You do have to a certain Ora about yourself to rock a White BBP.
    #TeamWhiteBBP
    08-04-15 08:37 PM
  15. deadcowboy's Avatar
    there must be Plastic SOMEWHERE to allow radiowaves out of the device!


    Posted via CB10
    There is plastic all on the backside of the phone.

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 08:38 PM
  16. dale-c's Avatar
    I think it looks good really. I like the original, and I will keep it but this looks really nice. If it is more duable, that's even better.

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    08-04-15 08:44 PM
  17. blackbird666's Avatar
    The Specs on the Passport are top notch. OS 10 isn't built to be in a specs race, the Passport needed refinement and here it is. Most of us blackberry users appreciate the re design and are more than happy with the exact same specs. The phone is $550 brand new unlocked with a ton of accessories. Iphones and androids with the same specs retail for 700-900$ and they still lag etc. The Passport is a great device I'm glad they recognize that and refined it accordingly.

    Posted via CB10
    You said it right, the specs are top class and OS 10 just get things done.

    That's why I've ordered one...I love my original square passport but I think it's time for a refreshing change!



    Passport 
    08-04-15 08:45 PM
  18. extisis's Avatar
    I think you really are one of the only ones who doesn't love it. It looks really premium. This is one of the best looking smartphones on the market IMO.

    Sorry, I'd like to typo but my BlackBerry doesn't have an app for that.
    i don't love it.
    08-04-15 09:24 PM
  19. extisis's Avatar
    I don't like it. That's just my opinion. Then again I'm the guy who loved the body of the 7290. Bring that back. Yea...

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    so basically, get the Passport pregnant and sell it as such
    08-04-15 09:25 PM
  20. 13Blackcoins's Avatar
    I don't think you're the only one who doesn't like it but I personally I think it looks absolutely gorgeous - and that's why I bought one this morning.

    I currently have the red, which I adore but I'll confess it has a 'plastic' look to it, as does the white. This new 'metal' redesign definitely looks the sh** and anyone who has one will most likely agonize about placing it in a coffin. I'm looking forward to seeing the reaction when I pull this naked badboy out.
    08-04-15 09:29 PM
  21. eyesopen1111's Avatar
    Im not a huge fan of the wide Passport design, but the Silver Edition looks great to me, and Kevin's video of it was impressive IMHO. Add in the $130 worth of free accessories, and its a pretty cool offer...
    08-04-15 09:37 PM
  22. Plazmic Flame's Avatar
    I don't hate it... I just don't see the point of it.... Why couldn't this design have been saved for the Passport 2? That's my thoughts...
    08-04-15 09:39 PM
  23. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Hmmm..........Actually rethinking "NOT" having one. Surprised it has taken this long.
    08-04-15 10:24 PM
  24. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    Think of the 'cause and effect' analysis...

    Don't have enough manpower / resources for 'research and development'...

    With still so much inventories of hardware parts for original Passport...

    And the necessity to release 'new product' to stay relevant (at least) in the market...

    = BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition...

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    08-04-15 11:49 PM
  25. KemKev's Avatar
    To each his own. At this point, I am not sure I would be buying the silver Passport as I do believe the black to be best (the red is "sexy")! However, as our faces are different, so people's tastes are different and there are some people for whom the silver rocks their world. I don't "hate" the silver; just not sure it is for me at this point.
    08-05-15 04:03 AM
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