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  1. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    I was reading an article on seekinkalpha The BlackBerry Passport Is A Disruptive Technology Set To Transform America's Boardrooms - BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) | Seeking Alpha and looking at the calendar came the demand: which date would i pick for Passport launch?

    The author of this article bases his calendar on Apple's event rumoured to take place on september 19th.
    He also takes the wednesday as the launch day for new Blackberry products (i don't know if that's a fact) and highlights Blackberry's earning report on the 26th.
    So even if it's a lot of "if and then" when would be the better date to launch the Passport, knowing that Apple will cannibalise the media with its alleged presentation on the 19th?
    As i am craving to buy it i would pick the first date (3rd) but i doubt they'll choose a date so far away from Apple's one (if it doesn't sell well it would be catastrophic and Apple could even mention it during its presentation...).
    For sure i wouldn't go for the 24th as it's redundant with earning report 2 days later, so it would be the 10th or 17th.
    I would take the 10th of September, so that the buzz and first hands on and users' reviews would still be on when the iphone 6 would be presented.
    Which date would you pick?
    Is there any other presentation (Samsung, Sony...?) during September that could interfere with this calendar?
    07-24-14 06:59 AM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    As far away from the "Apple Date" as possible.... and maybe better would be before. So Sept 1st.

    Even if BlackBerry is not targeting the same crowd with the Passport, there will be comparisons.
    But too this isn't a typical iPhone launch... this one is going to be BIG. BlackBerry needs all the press they can get... as I doubt they are planning or can spend much on marketing. And the week leading up to and the weeks after will be nothing buy iPhone.
    07-24-14 07:21 AM
  3. AZN's Avatar
    I believe the Samsung Note 4 will be announced in September too. One thing that is for sure, it is going to be a busy month for flagship devices!

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    07-24-14 07:30 AM
  4. Faizan Syed's Avatar
    My guess would be 4th of sept.
    07-24-14 07:46 AM
  5. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    I believe the Samsung Note 4 will be announced in September too. One thing that is for sure, it is going to be a busy month for flagship devices!

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    it's what i thought as September usually is an important segment for high tech presentation (there might also be some smart watch presented as well... and it wouldn't be strange to see them bundled with new phones too)
    07-24-14 07:46 AM
  6. skibnik's Avatar
    My unscientific guess would be Sept the 3rd my birthday! Lol

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    07-24-14 08:11 AM
  7. alternator77's Avatar
    Doesn't matter to me...I'll be one of the few elite with a passport and I'm OK with that.
    I say let's get back to the days when a BlackBerry was a unique symbol and make people curious again.lets not forget there was a time when they were not available at any carrier for consumers.

    "I love when people boast about their phones...like its a pissing contest"
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    07-24-14 08:56 AM
  8. drewood66's Avatar
    How would BlackBerry even announce the Passports release...on an actual TV commercial??? If not a media push then does the exact release date even matter??? Lets think; what are the annoucing of release dates to the masses used for? to inform them? To build hype?
    What has BlackBerry's aproach to these thing been in the past? What has BlackBerry said or done to make us think the past strategy wouldnt be repeated?

    These are the questions we have to ask ourselves
    07-24-14 09:05 AM
  9. laketrout73's Avatar
    September 17th - just because it's my birthday

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    07-24-14 09:18 AM
  10. Adif_70's Avatar
    Sept 9. 99 for the great one. For all of the hockey fans!

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    07-24-14 10:23 AM
  11. dalight13's Avatar
    September 11th.. because it's a passport... sorry I just had to.. no disrespect intended

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    07-24-14 12:19 PM
  12. Essoo's Avatar
    Sept /27

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    07-24-14 12:22 PM
  13. rebroker2009's Avatar
    Not the 4th, bad luck for Chinese! Means death. Unless of course JC is not superstitious

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    07-24-14 12:28 PM
  14. TeaBoy's Avatar
    Today!
    07-24-14 12:57 PM
  15. ikalinin's Avatar
    Its probably going to be October guys
    07-24-14 01:10 PM
  16. anon1727506's Avatar
    Its probably going to be October guys
    Nope Chen will announce presales on the 30th of September at the very latest... with devices to ship soon after in whatever markets it is launched in. Maybe GB and Canada - not sure when "anyone" will be able to hold their own Passport. With BlackBerry's product facilities being scaled back and not wanting to over build and not knowing what demand will be... they can't do a worldwide launch.
    07-24-14 03:11 PM
  17. grevan88's Avatar
    lets just launch it now.. that way 1. i can have it now, and 2. it will be half-baked like many bb products in the past.
    07-24-14 03:26 PM
  18. AbAll87's Avatar
    I pick sept 30th ! They need all the time they can get!

    Could also be the 26th

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    07-24-14 03:36 PM
  19. maclaskey's Avatar
    Doesn't matter launch date for this phone. Carriers are still not bought into BlackBerry and will launch whenever they feel or ever. Sucks!!! Cant even get updates on AT&T until nearly a year after BlackBerry makes them available. Ok im venting frustration but its a roadblock that needs worked behind the scenes by blackberry

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    07-24-14 03:41 PM
  20. John Vieira's Avatar
    I hope it's the second. Just so that it's the day I start classes again, so I can freak out all day and then run to a store after and pick one up.

    Only to be told they won't sell it to me without a contract. So I'll have to buy it online.

    It's a Gundam!
    07-24-14 03:44 PM
  21. NamelessStar's Avatar
    won't be able to get mine until October so would be nice for a sept release lol just to have time to try it and see if i like it.
    07-24-14 03:47 PM
  22. johndsilva-bbpp's Avatar
    I would definitely keep it before the Apple Event because of a very simple reason... If I ask 100 people- who plan to buy a new phone, only 5-10 would know that there is a so called Passport scheduled for release; thanks to the poor marketing techniques of BlackBerry

    If you put the launch past the Apple date, I bet that a majority of the 100 would have already decided on the Iphone. Blackberry should launch the event in style before Apple and put across good advertising.

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    07-25-14 09:36 AM
  23. Adif_70's Avatar
    I would definitely keep it before the Apple Event because of a very simple reason... If I ask 100 people- who plan to buy a new phone, only 5-10 would know that there is a so called Passport scheduled for release; thanks to the poor marketing techniques of BlackBerry

    If you put the launch past the Apple date, I bet that a majority of the 100 would have already decided on the Iphone. Blackberry should launch the event in style before Apple and put across good advertising.

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    Agreed! Spend some $ on advertising and launch before IP6. Multiple ads and print.
    07-25-14 03:05 PM
  24. cottonakin's Avatar
    September 17th - just because it's my birthday
    Mine too...
    07-25-14 04:06 PM
  25. RodolfoAP's Avatar
    It will be available for sale on October according to a BlackBerry store representative I spoke to

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    07-25-14 05:58 PM
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