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  1. cbvinh's Avatar
    This is the Stacked view. With the tool, you can compare just two devices at the same time for clarity. Just toggle the text.
    06-22-14 10:16 PM
  2. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    I like CB's size comparison photo:





    Posted via CB10
    06-25-14 12:09 AM
  3. BigBear6925's Avatar
    Well done. Thanks for the comparisons. Makes me want the Passport even more. Cannot wait. Cheers.

    Posted by the BlackBerry Bear
    06-25-14 03:36 AM
  4. vladi's Avatar
    Passport is meant for text processing and keeping the layout intact in most instances. You don't want Passport if video is your thing, hope for camera updated Z30.

    Passport is the first device that justifies 1:1 ratio. Q5, Q10 and Classic should have been 4:3 due to small screen size.
    06-25-14 04:28 AM
  5. imcurved's Avatar
    I think that people are usually concerned that having a square screen would limit them from having the luxury of landscape mode to view their media. Making a comparison of the other devices in landscape mode versus the Passport's square screen shows that:

    1. From a Z30 to the Passport, quite a bit of that extra landscape space would be missing. People desiring a large landscape view would be better off with the Z30.
    2. From a Z10 to the Passport, not much would be missed. The media would be just a tad smaller.
    3. From an iPhone 5 to the Passport, even less would be missed than from the Z10. Again, media would just be a tad smaller.
    4. From an iPhone 4 to the Passport, nothing would be missed. The Passport's screen engulfs the iPhone 4's screen.

    In general, the Passport would be worthy media consumption device. The extra letterboxing could be used for subtitles, notifications, media controls, etc.
    Connect your Passport to a TV then you're good to go.

    Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere
    06-25-14 04:49 AM
  6. cbvinh's Avatar
    Passport is meant for text processing and keeping the layout intact in most instances. You don't want Passport if video is your thing, hope for camera updated Z30.
    The Passport screen can fit an iPhone 4 screen and is just slightly less wide enough to hold an iPhone 5 or Z10 screen. If people are happily watching videos on these devices, the Passport would be good for video as well.
    merli001 likes this.
    06-25-14 02:39 PM
  7. cbvinh's Avatar
    Connect your Passport to a TV then you're good to go.
    Except your TV is not portable...
    austriker likes this.
    06-25-14 02:40 PM
  8. dejanh's Avatar
    The Passport screen can fit an iPhone 4 screen and is just slightly less wide enough to hold an iPhone 5 or Z10 screen. If people are happily watching videos on these devices, the Passport would be good for video as well.
    The Passport screen is only 0.02" narrower than the full height of the iPhone 5S screen, 3.18" vs 3.2" on the iPhone 5S.
    06-25-14 04:24 PM
  9. Tyler Nellissen's Avatar
    Good info, blue letters are on grey background are destroying my eyes tho.

    Posted via CB10
    06-25-14 04:38 PM
  10. BriniaSona's Avatar
    better be AMOLED, i would hate for black to appear grey, I love the display on my Z30
    06-25-14 04:40 PM
  11. ubizmo's Avatar
    All Android apps in 16:9 will run letterboxed in either orientation with black bars top and bottom, BUT the visible screen will be almost the SAME size as the Z10 in landscape mode.
    It will remain full high definition all the way. I'm getting one, no question. (I hope I can still type on a physical keyboard after almost 18 months).
    And the visible screen will display video in landscape that's actually a bit larger than the iPhone 4s screen. As much as I've heard the complaint that the Passport screen will be "unsuitable" for video, I never hear that about the 4s. And of course, the resolution of that video will be higher than either the Z10 or the 4s.
    spike12 likes this.
    06-26-14 09:28 AM
  12. RECOOL's Avatar
    BB should just deliver a 6'5 all touch and destroy the market. At 4'5' its shorter than the z10 you remove the keys you get 5'5' you make it a bit longer and its 6'5' inch the length of a z10 =amazing.

    Was the pack using the wrong ratio all along?? All hail the square??
    06-26-14 01:16 PM
  13. deremi's Avatar
    It's a square.... it should be exactly the same landscape or vertical.
    Does the Z10 display in landscape fit completely across (possibly letterboxed) the passport display?

    Posted via CB10
    06-26-14 02:19 PM
  14. danfrancisco's Avatar
    I watch a lot of video on my BlackBerrys going back to my 8900 so I'm used to tiny screens! The Z10 opened my eyes to what I was missing and the Z30 blew my retinas wide open!

    That said, I am pumped to watch videos on the Passport as I can already imagine how useful the letterbox will be in allowing me to do instant responses to toast notifications without covering up the screen or to view subtitles as some mentioned earlier.

    Man I am so jacked for the Passport. My excitement far surpasses the anticipation I felt for the 9900 and Z10 launches. You know why? Because BB10 has matured so much in just over a year and BlackBerry has really cranked up the INNOVATION dial with this awesome capacitive keyboard!

    CAN'T WAIT!!!

    Posted via CB10
    06-27-14 12:22 AM
  15. Beppe Gissi's Avatar
    I hope all the apps, even Android ones, will be forced to be played in vertical mode.

    Posted via CrackBerry App
    06-27-14 03:41 AM
  16. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    That said, I am pumped to watch videos on the Passport as I can already imagine how useful the letterbox will be in allowing me to do instant responses to toast notifications without covering up the screen or to view subtitles as some mentioned earlier
    This is a great point. The extra room, whether playing a video or video game won't have the that's obscure the screen.

    I share your enthusiasm for the passport. While enthused about the bb10 OS on other device releases (Z10 to me was more about the OS launch) ... the Passport is a genuinely intriguing device that I'm excited for.

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by BrizzadMan; 06-27-14 at 09:15 AM.
    06-27-14 08:41 AM
  17. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    I hope all the apps, even Android ones, will be forced to be played in vertical mode.

    Posted via CrackBerry App
    Actually, what would be even better would be if the user could specify which ones he wants in either orientation.

    Posted from CB10 running on my awesome Z30 2B6927F7
    06-27-14 08:49 AM
  18. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Passport is meant for text processing and keeping the layout intact in most instances. You don't want Passport if video is your thing, hope for camera updated Z30.

    Passport is the first device that justifies 1:1 ratio. Q5, Q10 and Classic should have been 4:3 due to small screen size.
    4:3 is not a standard ratio for BlackBerry developers (only16:9 and 1:1). You'd have scaling issues. You also have a phone you'd have to turn sideways for landscape and that's awkward with a kb phone.

    Posted from CB10 running on my awesome Z30 2B6927F7
    06-27-14 08:53 AM
  19. sonicpix's Avatar
    better be AMOLED, i would hate for black to appear grey, I love the display on my Z30
    The display is nice but I find it too dark. It's the only complaint I have with the Z30.

    BB Proud
    06-27-14 09:06 AM
  20. ummie4's Avatar
    Can someone do the math for the area of the passport screen vs the area of the z30 screen? Might the passport have the larger screen in term of area?



    Posted via CB10
    06-27-14 11:18 AM
  21. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Thanks, this helps to get a better perspective. But why do you have the screen sizes in inches but the difference in cm?
    06-27-14 11:28 AM
  22. ubizmo's Avatar
    The Passport screen can fit an iPhone 4 screen and is just slightly less wide enough to hold an iPhone 5 or Z10 screen. If people are happily watching videos on these devices, the Passport would be good for video as well.
    Exactly. Obviously, an S5 or Note 3 will provide a better video watching experience, but millions of people are using iPhones 4 and 5 for this purpose without complaining, so it makes no sense to claim that the Passport screen will be unsuitable for video. Moreover, it will be more suitable for web browsing than anything else out there. A large square screen is a good choice for looking at web pages.
    Thunderbuck and DYLANHABKIRK like this.
    06-27-14 12:24 PM
  23. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    I was more interested in the landscape orientation comparisons, so I did this thread:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/general...ne-5-a-940585/

    That's actually incredibly useful! Thanks!

    which includes using a webtool to visually see the differences.
    06-28-14 12:32 AM
  24. beckswali's Avatar
    After seeing the Z10 comparison I just can't imagine having such a wide phone. I struggle to use the Z10 one handed. So Im.torn. The classic looks great but I am used to the larger screens and the keyboard is not all that important to me.

    Also I have read a few places that the final device will have rounded edges? Does anyone know about that?

    Posted via CB10
    06-29-14 10:50 AM
  25. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Thanks!


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    Posted via CB10
    Man, the iPhone 4 really was/is tiny...

    Posted via CB10
    06-29-14 11:35 AM
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