1. bgoc's Avatar
    I have literally looked everywhere in the UK to find an off the shelf BB Passport Gold but can't find it.

    I have seen a few sellers in Vietnam selling it but would rather deal locally.

    Please could somebody tell me is these are available off the shelf officially?

    The only other option is to buy one from either BB direct or Selfridges and then have it gold plated in an after-market.

    Opinions / Suggestions please.
    01-09-15 02:35 PM
  2. raino's Avatar
    Yeah, these are not official. Probably made in the fashion you described.
    01-09-15 02:40 PM
  3. jopfet's Avatar
    I did my own. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-i...fer?_mSplash=1


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    01-09-15 03:16 PM
  4. bgoc's Avatar
    I did my own.


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    Opening the phone would be a deal breaker for me, perhaps if I paid Blackberry repair shop some money to open it for me, let me have the bezel and then put it back together?

    I am close to London so could visit any BB repair shop if needed.

    PS: Phone looks very nice.
    01-11-15 08:54 PM
  5. raino's Avatar
    Opening the phone would be a deal breaker for me, perhaps if I paid Blackberry repair shop some money to open it for me, let me have the bezel and then put it back together?

    I am close to London so could visit any BB repair shop if needed.

    PS: Phone looks very nice.
    I would be very, very surprised if they took such custom jobs, especially since they're not repair" jobs.
    01-11-15 09:10 PM
  6. jopfet's Avatar
    It's also not cheap, like $1500.

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    01-11-15 09:13 PM
  7. SeanSolo's Avatar
    It looks gaudy but hey it's your phone.
    01-12-15 05:33 PM
  8. dejanh's Avatar
    If you go gold, you have to do the frets too. Otherwise, what's the point.

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    01-12-15 06:09 PM
  9. jopfet's Avatar
    Do you mean the buttons? Cannot do the silver bars on the keyboard. Get someone to take your Passport apart and send me the steel frame. For $1600 I'll get it plated and send it back to you.

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    01-12-15 07:50 PM
  10. dejanh's Avatar
    Do you mean the buttons? Cannot do the silver bars on the keyboard. Get someone to take your Passport apart and send me the steel frame. For $1600 I'll get it plated and send it back to you.

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    Yep, the silver bars on the keyboard. It can be done. There is a shop in Vietnam that did the whole phone, frets included. Not sure if they are plastic, painted as gold, or plated though.

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    01-12-15 10:38 PM
  11. raino's Avatar
    01-13-15 12:23 AM
  12. bgoc's Avatar
    I have been in talks with this Vietnam company who can sell me one with Gold fret and Gold BB logo.
    store.mavang.vn/blackberry-passport-full-of-pure-gold/

    Decision to be made very shortly.
    01-13-15 05:51 PM
  13. bgoc's Avatar
    Do you mean the buttons? Cannot do the silver bars on the keyboard. Get someone to take your Passport apart and send me the steel frame. For $1600 I'll get it plated and send it back to you.

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    Taking it apart is the challenge. Plenty of people who can plate here for 100 - 200 (one man band) or 500 for Goldgenie to plate my device, but lacks BB logo & frets.
    goldgenie.com/gold-plate-blackberry-passport-p-70601.html
    01-13-15 05:53 PM
  14. bgoc's Avatar
    Or maybe I just keep it as it is.
    01-13-15 06:09 PM
  15. junny89's Avatar
    I was interested in gold plating mine. I can take the phone apart my self. I just can't find a gold plating company in the UK that is reasonably priced...
    Any suggestions?

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    01-13-15 08:19 PM
  16. junny89's Avatar
    Why can't the silver lines between the rows of the keyboard be gold plated??

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    01-13-15 08:22 PM
  17. jopfet's Avatar
    You would destroy the keyboard if you try that.

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    01-13-15 08:47 PM
  18. junny89's Avatar
    You would destroy the keyboard if you try that.

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    I have seen pictures that have had them done? They look fine to me?

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    01-13-15 08:49 PM

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