1. JREwing's Avatar
    Don't know how it happened. Now I have a nice crack on my chin. It snapped back into place, but I hate the look of a crack on my beautiful Passport. Cracked the Chin on My SE Passport-20151116_153136.jpg
    11-16-15 02:42 PM
  2. BerryRipe's Avatar
    That's just sucks man! I feel for you.... *hug*

    Can you replace the chin?

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    11-16-15 02:44 PM
  3. mohawk apple's Avatar
    Don't know how it happened. Now I have a nice crack on my chin. It snapped back into place, but I hate the look of a crack on my beautiful Passport. Click image for larger version. 

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    Dam that sucks, wonder how you managed that lol Is that plastic or aluminum?
    11-16-15 03:15 PM
  4. senornathan's Avatar
    Well, I did say it was flimsy plastic... Thing folded like paper when I jammed a knife at it. Only appears solid because of all the adhesive under it.
    11-16-15 03:31 PM
  5. sansanakaduc's Avatar
    Time to see if the Blackberry Care protection Plan works, if you have one.

    Sent from the pure awesomeness of my  Passport SE
    11-16-15 04:19 PM
  6. gravesend60's Avatar
    Knife Hmmmm lol

    Blackberry Passport
    11-16-15 04:38 PM
  7. thanasi's Avatar
    Plastic pos... "Silver Edition" my a**...

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    11-16-15 04:55 PM
  8. gallopiton's Avatar
    Hahaha I would understand if they call it the metal edition, but except that you thought that the whole body was made of silver, then silver edition actually reflects how the phone is... it would be great that the entire frame is metal but as always, somewhere you need plastic to have better signal reception...

    Plastic pos... "Silver Edition" my a**...

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    11-16-15 04:59 PM
  9. thanasi's Avatar
    Hahaha I would understand if they call it the metal edition, but except that you thought that the whole body was made of silver, then silver edition actually reflects how the phone is... it would be great that the entire frame is metal but as always, somewhere you need plastic to have better signal reception...

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    The Silver Edition seems more plastic than metal in actuality. I'm not a fan of its design with the silver painted plastic parts all over. Very cheap. The original has so much more prestige.

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    11-16-15 05:01 PM
  10. tinno's Avatar
    The Silver Edition seems more plastic than metal in actuality. I'm not a fan of its design with the silver painted plastic parts all over. Very cheap. The original has so much more prestige.

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    Yeah...right :-)

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    11-16-15 05:10 PM
  11. gallopiton's Avatar
    Well, I think the frame is metal except for the lower section (chin plus the frets) plus the sim and SD card cover... the rest is metal, am I right?

    The Silver Edition seems more plastic than metal in actuality. I'm not a fan of its design with the silver painted plastic parts all over. Very cheap. The original has so much more prestige.

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    11-16-15 05:31 PM
  12. JREwing's Avatar
    I am 99% sure that the chin is plastic. Very disappointing. I don't know whether to call Blackberry or not. I didn't have any protection plan, so they will probably tell me that they can't help me. I guess now I should have gotten the plan.
    It almost seems like it cracked due to the cold, when plastic an get brittle.
    11-16-15 05:50 PM
  13. LordCrankypants's Avatar
    If the entire body were metal, you'd have the same antenna problems that the iPhone 4 had. The fact that the chin is plastic is intentional.

    JB

    Posted internationally thanks to my Passport
    11-16-15 06:02 PM
  14. JREwing's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with the fact that the chin is plastic. I just have a problem with it cracking. It may have a legitimate design purpose.
    If the entire body were metal, you'd have the same antenna problems that the iPhone 4 had. The fact that the chin is plastic is intentional.

    JB

    Posted internationally thanks to my Passport
    11-16-15 06:19 PM
  15. senornathan's Avatar
    I am 99% sure that the chin is plastic.
    The whole keyboard cover is indeed thin and flimsy plastic. The frets as well. These areas of the Silver Edition are plastic:

    * Keyboard cover
    * Speaker plate (this, however, is rather thick and reinforced - don't expect it to fall apart)
    * Back plate
    * SIM/SD cover

    But the top and side frames are indeed metal, and tough at that. But from what I've seen of the keyboard cover, I wouldn't expect it to last much of any abuse. A direct drop would likely do it in. And I don't think BlackBerry Care covers cosmetic damage - only actual functionality issues.

    For the plastic, it's indeed likely for the antenna, but it's still flimsy and poorly molded for the keyboard cover. Look at how it doesn't cover the sides, and leaves gaps where the speaker plate is. The whole of the device screams premium and quality until you reach the keyboard area.
    11-16-15 07:31 PM
  16. yohannrjm's Avatar
    I'm more and more happy every day that I didn't give into the impulse to sell my OG Passport and buy the SE one.

    Sorry to hear about the chin issue. On the OG, it looks like a simple piece of plastic. The SE one seems to include the frets between the keys. It could be a bit more expensive to replace.
    11-16-15 07:34 PM
  17. Nedooo's Avatar
    If the entire body were metal, you'd have the same antenna problems that the iPhone 4 had. The fact that the chin is plastic is intentional.

    JB

    Posted internationally thanks to my Passport
    And iPhone 4 is all metal?
    Amazing knowledge...1066 posts and counting...
    11-18-15 01:24 PM
  18. dusanvn's Avatar
    I would love the entire keyboard cover and the speaker cover being metal connected to the metal bezel by the zero-gap metal-plastic-metal construction like the HTC (and the Note/S6 and iPhone 6/6s). Unfortunately BlackBerry doesn't seem to manage that level of engineering.

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    11-19-15 06:34 AM
  19. AntJones80's Avatar
    I don't have a problem with the fact that the chin is plastic. I just have a problem with it cracking. It may have a legitimate design purpose.
    So where did you get it fixed and how much did it cost you? My passport has cracks and is missing a piece on the top fret. Hurts to look at it.

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    11-22-15 11:46 PM
  20. AntJones80's Avatar
    Blackberry is telling me if the Repair isn't covered under warranty it will cost 240$ to replace a piece of plastic. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement?

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    11-23-15 10:16 AM
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    11-23-15 10:37 AM
  22. AntJones80's Avatar
    I'll check them out. Appreciate it.

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    11-23-15 10:59 AM
  23. Tessoro Desoto's Avatar
    The Silver Edition seems more plastic than metal in actuality. I'm not a fan of its design with the silver painted plastic parts all over. Very cheap. The original has so much more prestige.

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    Not really, only the chin is plastic, it feels more premium than the OG bc the edges are metal instead of the middle frame in the OG. Btw, I dropped mine and the chin got scratched, any word on a replacement chin? I couldnt find it anywhere.
    01-04-16 08:28 PM

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