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  1. ruhban's Avatar
    I've been hyping up the release of the Passport and Classic and I've even convinced a couple of family members to wait until September for the release before upgrading. There's no reason they won't launch in September and make me look like an *****?

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    07-17-14 11:45 PM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    It's always a shot in the dark, but they seem to be moving along at a nice clip. We've seen shots of some devices already in production.
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    07-17-14 11:52 PM
  3. ThunderShock2005's Avatar
    Not if you're in the United States!
    :-(

    Posted from my BlackBerry Q10 on AT&T
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    07-17-14 11:52 PM
  4. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Better off saying sometime in the fall to be safe.

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.3247
    07-18-14 12:24 AM
  5. sclift's Avatar
    Blackberry isn't exactly known for being prompt on its release dates.

    Posted via CB10
    07-18-14 02:55 AM
  6. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    "Before Christmas" is much safer...
    07-18-14 06:52 AM
  7. vpblaze's Avatar
    I have done the same thing OP. My old man is still rocking a 9800. He is way past an upgrade and my mom keeps pushing him to get a Samsung. I keep telling him to wait for the Passport and see how that is. I send him a leaked picture of it now and then to remind him of it.

    Scribbled on my Note 3 then magically translated into readable words using Tapatalk
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    07-18-14 09:42 AM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    Fall, probably. Fall 2014 outside the USA, Fall 2086 inside the USA.

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    07-18-14 09:44 AM
  9. Doggerz's Avatar
    I have done the same thing OP. My old man is still rocking a 9800. He is way past an upgrade and my mom keeps pushing him to get a Samsung. I keep telling him to wait for the Passport and see how that is. I send him a leaked picture of it now and then to remind him of it.

    Scribbled on my Note 3 then magically translated into readable words using Tapatalk
    Your poor dad. I have to go with your mom on this. There really is nothing that will give your dad the beautiful experience of the 9800. I'd say that the Classic would at least give him the keyboard he is used to. But he wouldn't have a rectangular screen. If he doesn't mind typing on glass then your mom's idea is giving your dad the best chance at staying current with the latest tech and compatable apps with all his friends.

    Unless your dad is a BlackBerry fanatic you're crippling him. I'm only saying this after watching my 76 year old dad flourish with an iPhone 5. I'd never own an iPhone but I think they are good for old people.

    Don't underestimate your mom. I think that she's right unless your dad wants the keyboard and understands he won't have apps or a screen size that is the proportions of his old Torch. I was in love with my 9810 and still haven't found anything as great as that old phone. So I totally feel where your dad is at.

    Hope he finds something that keeps him young.


    Z30 / STA100-5 / 10.2.1.3247 / T-Mobile USA
    07-18-14 10:27 AM
  10. early2bed's Avatar
    You are definitely sticking your neck out since you are counting on September availability with a specific carrier when there's every possibility that most carriers will take a wait-and-see or indefinite-testing-period attitude with a smartphone like this.
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    07-18-14 10:37 AM
  11. Ment's Avatar
    September passes, Iphone 6 launches, you get chumped. Sorry for ya. Look how long its taken Z3 to make it into markets.
    07-18-14 10:42 AM
  12. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    Chen said there would be an event in London in September. Whether that is a launch AND release, or just a launch... we will see.

    Even if it is a release... it will be Europe release first as he did say that I believe. If history repeats, Canada will follow weeks later, and then America many weeks later.

    Best not to tell them September yet

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    07-18-14 11:00 AM
  13. Munx's Avatar
    And always keep in mind that a September launch event means September 30th, or maybe the first week of October, as opposed to early or mid September.
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    07-18-14 11:32 AM
  14. gokulesh's Avatar
    Blackberry isn't exactly known for being prompt on its release dates.

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    Not since JC took over. The only one someone can argue/crib over potentially is Z3 and it's timing. A thread with endless debate on it.

    Need to stop stereotyping them. BlackBerry is changing in terms of their commitments with the new management.

    As for passport good question. Is it a September launch in London or release? Don't know.


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    07-18-14 12:02 PM
  15. calicocat2010's Avatar
    OP probably should had said sometime later in 2014..or early 2015.
    07-18-14 01:28 PM
  16. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    "Soon" is the best/safest answer.

    Posted from an ME173X
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    07-18-14 02:22 PM
  17. playpen007's Avatar
    Under John Chen leadership if he said sometime in September, it's got to be in September. September 2014, 15, 16 and 17... Nooooo, more like September 2014. Save up your money now!
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    07-18-14 02:29 PM
  18. BB Adict's Avatar
    It is always better to use Blackberry's vocabulary. "Coming Soon...."

    Blackberry always.....
    07-18-14 02:46 PM
  19. vpblaze's Avatar
    Your poor dad. I have to go with your mom on this. There really is nothing that will give your dad the beautiful experience of the 9800. I'd say that the Classic would at least give him the keyboard he is used to. But he wouldn't have a rectangular screen. If he doesn't mind typing on glass then your mom's idea is giving your dad the best chance at staying current with the latest tech and compatable apps with all his friends.

    Unless your dad is a BlackBerry fanatic you're crippling him. I'm only saying this after watching my 76 year old dad flourish with an iPhone 5. I'd never own an iPhone but I think they are good for old people.

    Don't underestimate your mom. I think that she's right unless your dad wants the keyboard and understands he won't have apps or a screen size that is the proportions of his old Torch. I was in love with my 9810 and still haven't found anything as great as that old phone. So I totally feel where your dad is at.

    Hope he finds something that keeps him young.


    Z30 / STA100-5 / 10.2.1.3247 / T-Mobile USA
    I totally get what your are saying. I would say the 9810 was the best device I have had too. I wish for a slider phone to come back like that.

    At first he planned on making the switch to Samsung. But he still can't let go of the keyboard. Which I can't blame him... I can't stand typing on this thing.
    He also wants a big screen, so I figure the Passport will be his best bet. Bigger screen then his Torch, and still has a keyboard.
    He just got a Note 12.2, so for anything else, he can rock that.



    Scribbled on my Note 3 then magically translated into readable words using Tapatalk
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    07-18-14 05:29 PM
  20. Mo Cat's Avatar
    Contemplating to take the Eurostar to London when it releases and try/buy one.
    07-18-14 06:35 PM
  21. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    From a recent Indonesian article:

    "PR Manager BlackBerry Indonesia, Yolanda Nainggolan stated that the BlackBerry Passport soon enter the market after the country officially launched in September in London"



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    07-19-14 01:01 AM
  22. RodolfoAP's Avatar
    I asked the people at the Blackberry Store here in Dubai and they said it'll arrive here in October/November

    Posted via CB10
    07-19-14 05:14 AM
  23. ruhban's Avatar
    Blackberry isn't exactly known for being prompt on its release dates.

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    They've been alright as of late. Even my Z10 was on time. The day after launch

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    07-19-14 07:36 PM
  24. ruhban's Avatar
    I have done the same thing OP. My old man is still rocking a 9800. He is way past an upgrade and my mom keeps pushing him to get a Samsung. I keep telling him to wait for the Passport and see how that is. I send him a leaked picture of it now and then to remind him of it.

    Scribbled on my Note 3 then magically translated into readable words using Tapatalk
    In my case I've told my sister to wait. She's due for an upgrade in about a weeks time from her S3 which is ridiculously slow now. Before that she had a Curve 8520 which incidentally faster than the S3! This is why she's decided to ask me about the latest and greatest BlackBerry. Let's hope they don't let us down!

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    07-19-14 07:39 PM
  25. ruhban's Avatar
    You are definitely sticking your neck out since you are counting on September availability with a specific carrier when there's every possibility that most carriers will take a wait-and-see or indefinite-testing-period attitude with a smartphone like this.
    I'm in the UK so carriers aren't much of a problem for us - they tend to shy away from exclusivity deals. It's safe to say they'll all stock a few at their shops at launch but if it flops they won't restock which is basically the same as what they've done now.

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    07-19-14 07:42 PM
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