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  1. TheGraduate's Avatar
    Just curious if BlackBerry is selling only old inventory that will eventually deplete like the red did...

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 04:50 PM
  2. Arjun Sahota's Avatar
    Many people on these forums receiving phones made early 2015 in early 2016- so yes, inventory is old.

    I got my first red Passport in July 2015 & it was made June 2015, got my second red Passport in November 2015, made in June 2015, so it seems as though they stopped making those around June.

    As for the current line up, I see it sticking around to be honest. They have corporate clients who still order BlackBerry devices constantly, so unless there is a blast sale, they still will continue to manufacture & sell the Passport.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    02-21-16 05:46 PM
  3. cespinal's Avatar
    I just ordered an OG Black last week and the build date was 2/2014. Actually debating on whether or not I should return it.
    02-21-16 06:58 PM
  4. RoseBud68's Avatar
    I just ordered an OG Black last week and the build date was 2/2014. Actually debating on whether or not I should return it.
    Was it a factory seal packaged, if so why would you return it?
    02-21-16 08:36 PM
  5. rhedd's Avatar
    Got an OG in Jan 2016 with a 161015 date on the box, a fairly recent build date, this was through carrier
    02-21-16 09:30 PM
  6. byex's Avatar
    Production has either stopped or will be stopping this year.
    Whatever is being sold is what's left on their shelves. I would be surprised to see carriers offering BB10 devices after mid to end 2016. The newest BB10 is what? The Leap which is now almost a year old. The Classic and Passport before that which are now a year and a half old. The hardware is obsolete in BB10 devices.


    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 09:52 PM
  7. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Production has either stopped or will be stopping this year.
    Whatever is being sold is what's left on their shelves. I would be surprised to see carriers offering BB10 devices after mid to end 2016. The newest BB10 is what? The Leap which is now almost a year old. The Classic and Passport before that which are now a year and a half old. The hardware is obsolete in BB10 devices.


    Posted via CB10
    Going to be sad to see it go. Hopefully the Priv and whatever else comes down the line for BlackBerry can keep things going at hardware.

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 09:57 PM
  8. conbrio29's Avatar
    There was a guy on these forums some time ago saying that the date on the boxes are boxing dates, not manufacturing dates. He said he worked in the manufacturing business, so BlackBerry makes an initial production run of a large quantity of devices, then boxes them in batches every so often. So, for example, a box that has late 2015 and another that has early 2015 could actually both have units manufactured on the same run prior to both those dates.
    Arjun Sahota likes this.
    02-21-16 10:06 PM
  9. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    I just looked on my SE passports box see no date but possibly the hugest coincidence in the world. What is the IC: numbers? Are they all the same for SE or passports or each unique? Whatever it is, it's a 4 digit number and mine just happens to be the exact numbers in order I use for almost everything as in my lucky numbers, found that crazy!...

    Posted via CB10
    02-22-16 08:00 AM
  10. Jrox74's Avatar
    I bought mine Passport SE in November 2015 and it was built on August 12, 2015 so it was not old stock at all. Rocking 24-7 with my Passport SE & retired Z10.

    Posted via CB10
    02-22-16 08:19 AM
  11. cespinal's Avatar
    I just ordered an OG Black last week and the build date was 2/2014. Actually debating on whether or not I should return it.
    Just thinking the battery might not be up to par after just sitting for over a year and a half.
    02-22-16 03:28 PM
  12. thurask's Avatar
    I just looked on my SE passports box see no date but possibly the hugest coincidence in the world. What is the IC: numbers? Are they all the same for SE or passports or each unique? Whatever it is, it's a 4 digit number and mine just happens to be the exact numbers in order I use for almost everything as in my lucky numbers, found that crazy!...

    Posted via CB10
    IC: numbers?

    It wouldn't happen to be IC: 2503A-RHR190LW, would it?
    02-22-16 04:14 PM
  13. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    Many people on these forums receiving phones made early 2015 in early 2016- so yes, inventory is old.

    I got my first red Passport in July 2015 & it was made June 2015, got my second red Passport in November 2015, made in June 2015, so it seems as though they stopped making those around June.

    As for the current line up, I see it sticking around to be honest. They have corporate clients who still order BlackBerry devices constantly, so unless there is a blast sale, they still will continue to manufacture & sell the Passport.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    How do I see when my SE I bought a month or two ago via shop blackberry was made?...
    If on box, where?....

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 10:15 AM
  14. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    IC: numbers?

    It wouldn't happen to be IC: 2503A-RHR190LW, would it?
    Mines 2503 and I know it for sure as that's my lucky number won lotto on that and was old houses home address also my Name on XDA is 2503 and was prior to owning this device. Mines also with an A, what's that mean?

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 10:18 AM
  15. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    IC: numbers?

    It wouldn't happen to be IC: 2503A-RHR190LW, would it?
    Mine is same except turn your second zero to a 1 for mine!

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 10:20 AM
  16. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    Mine is same except turn your second zero to a 1 for mine!

    Posted via CB10
    Ok found it and more coincidence's as mine was built September 19 of 2015 and an SE edition bought two months ago no issues at all. The other coincidence is my twenty five year old deceased Cousin whom passed in 2013 was born on September 19th. My battery is fine! ....

    Says 191015

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 10:30 AM
  17. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    Ok found it and more coincidence's as mine was built September 19 of 2015 and an SE edition bought two months ago no issues at all. The other coincidence is my twenty five year old deceased Cousin whom passed in 2013 was born on September 19th. My battery is fine! ....

    Says 191015

    Posted via CB10
    Strike all that oops, will leave it up for a laugh at me, that would be October! DUH!...

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 10:33 AM
  18. to boldly go's Avatar
    this is just silly. returning a BNIB phone bc its past its 'expiration' date. i ate year old girl scout cookies last week, they were fine. i may be officially cured of buying girl scout cookies, but I'll buy old BlackBerrys 4-Ever. Cuz I just cant help myself, they are Sooo Fine!

    I dont know when my passport was built, its not here right now...
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    03-12-16 12:22 PM
  19. thurask's Avatar
    Mine is same except turn your second zero to a 1 for mine!

    Posted via CB10
    IC is Industry Canada, our equivalent of the FCC's device certification arm.

    IC : 2503A-RHR191LW means that Industry Canada has given BlackBerry's (2503A) Passport SQW100-4 (RHR191LW) the all clear.
    DreadPirateRegan likes this.
    03-12-16 01:07 PM
  20. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    Strike all that oops, will leave it up for a laugh at me, that would be October! DUH!...

    Posted via CB10
    Mines a Halloweenie SE PP

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 01:21 PM
  21. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    IC is Industry Canada, our equivalent of the FCC's device certification arm.

    IC : 2503A-RHR191LW means that Industry Canada has given BlackBerry's (2503A) Passport SQW100-4 (RHR191LW) the all clear.
    Thanks for clarifying this! Appreciate it! Now that's a real brain as not even google knew! Lol....

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 01:22 PM
  22. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    IC is Industry Canada, our equivalent of the FCC's device certification arm.

    IC : 2503A-RHR191LW means that Industry Canada has given BlackBerry's (2503A) Passport SQW100-4 (RHR191LW) the all clear.
    Why is mine 191 and others 190 any idea on difference or reasoning?

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 01:26 PM
  23. Cracklen's Avatar
    Unless BB states on their website that the build date is THE stated (box label) build date I would take it with a 'grain of salt' .

    Since majority of electronics have some numerical info on the exterior of boxes, and also marked on the actual product be it on external panel or internal.

    I don't have PP yet, so interested in this build date (confirmation).
    03-12-16 01:28 PM
  24. moonhacker's Avatar
    Ok found it and more coincidence's as mine was built September 19 of 2015 and an SE edition bought two months ago no issues at all. The other coincidence is my twenty five year old deceased Cousin whom passed in 2013 was born on September 19th. My battery is fine! ....

    Says 191015

    Posted via CB10
    I don't see a build date on my box. Where did you find it?
    03-12-16 01:31 PM
  25. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    I don't see a build date on my box. Where did you find it?
    Side of box right below the PRD - numbers...

    Mine is 191015 as in October 10th of 2015!


    See it?


    What's your IC?

    Posted via CB10
    03-12-16 02:07 PM
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