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  1. homl's Avatar
    First disassembly I have seen of the Blackberry Passport:
    10-05-14 04:51 PM
  2. sandman10's Avatar
    Neat

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 05:02 PM
  3. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    Seems quite easy to replace the back cover. Some long term users of pre production passports (Like Admin Bla1ze) have told that the rubber coating in the back is prone to wear. Looks like it's easy to replace it when it wears out, they should be cheap on ebay.
    10-05-14 05:14 PM
  4. Warlack's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for sharing! The battery is really massive

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.1.632 and a Z30
    10-05-14 05:22 PM
  5. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Thanks a lot for sharing! The battery is really massive

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.1.632 and a Z30
    And custom leather back?

    Posted with Passport via CB10
    10-05-14 05:28 PM
  6. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    And custom leather back?

    Posted with Passport via CB10
    That would be nice, some costom back doors
    10-05-14 05:30 PM
  7. piko 72's Avatar
    What is it, with these people with long nails ! Lol

    From my Z30 ? 10.3
    10-05-14 06:14 PM
  8. Silverfern's Avatar
    notice it says 3400mah on the battery vs 3450mah advertised?
    10-05-14 06:22 PM
  9. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Seems quite easy to replace the back cover. Some long term users of pre production passports (Like Admin Bla1ze) have told that the rubber coating in the back is prone to wear. Looks like it's easy to replace it when it wears out, they should be cheap on ebay.
    I don't think it's wear as much as it seems to be slightly porous and absorbs finger grease/gunk. I remember reading another reviewer that stated they had been able to clean it with a mild degreaser/solvent.

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 06:28 PM
  10. boilerkim's Avatar
    Is that battery glued in or something?

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 06:29 PM
  11. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Wow.. look at that massive battery!

    And... I gotta say that having long fingernails seems to be part of the prerequisites for this operation... lol

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 06:32 PM
  12. Joao Oliveira's Avatar
    I don't think it's wear as much as it seems to be slightly porous and absorbs finger grease/gunk. I remember reading another reviewer that stated they had been able to clean it with a mild degreaser/solvent.

    Posted via CB10
    I've noticed that, it can can hold the grease of your finger quite well, fortuntately the screen is the opostite.

    I said this because Bla1ze wrote this on the passport review. Maybe is because Bla1ze device is a pre-production

    "Maybe it was just a fluke and I got a bad finish, maybe it's a sign of how much I use my BlackBerry, or maybe it's just a sign that I need to wash my hands more often, but the back of my Passport has a noticeable spot where you can see the finish 'wearing' away.

    I hesitate to say wearing away, because it's not as if it's peeling off or anything like that. There is just a spot by the BlackBerry B's where you can see my fingers are resting on the back of the device when I type, more commonly known as the BlackBerry prayer position. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention this has happened on several of my BlackBerry devices before in the past but alas, it is something I noticed in my use of the Passport as well.

    Will it get worse over time? Maybe. Was it just the initial layer of soft touch wearing off? Probably. Would it stop me from buying a BlackBerry Passport? Hell no!"
    10-05-14 06:52 PM
  13. Aahleksh's Avatar
    notice it says 3400mah on the battery vs 3450mah advertised?
    Saw that. Why does it say 3400mah??
    10-05-14 07:00 PM
  14. quorky's Avatar
    It's not just bla1ze. Have similar issue as well
    10-05-14 07:03 PM
  15. Silverfern's Avatar
    I had that exact same issue that's why I returned it. Now I ordered one from BlackBerry shop with the coupon, hopefully it's a new batch and they fixed that issue

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 07:08 PM
  16. Warlack's Avatar
    Hmmmm.... that is very interesting.... they lied by 50mah

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.1.632 and a Z30
    10-05-14 07:20 PM
  17. bobshine's Avatar
    Holy... those nails... I think I am gonna have nightmares tonight

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    10-05-14 07:21 PM
  18. zocster's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sent from my Q10 using Tapatalk
    10-05-14 07:54 PM
  19. sylvaing's Avatar
    Hmm, in interviews, they mentioned they were inspired by the I beam device for the stainless steel sides of the Passport. Nowhere do I see something resembling an I beam there...

    Posted via CB10 from my Passport
    10-05-14 07:58 PM
  20. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I had that exact same issue that's why I returned it. Now I ordered one from BlackBerry shop with the coupon, hopefully it's a new batch and they fixed that issue

    Posted via CB10
    Lol... there's no way they changed one millimeter of production between the first "batch" and the second. But maybe that means the hard shell or similar is necessary to keep the back cover looking good.

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 08:07 PM
  21. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Hmm, in interviews, they mentioned they were inspired by the I beam device for the stainless steel sides of the Passport. Nowhere do I see something resembling an I beam there...

    Posted via CB10 from my Passport
    Look at your passport from the top, now turn it 90 degrees. I-beam.

    Posted via CB10
    10-05-14 08:08 PM
  22. lift's Avatar
    I would assume it takes a few more steps to replace the keyboard. That would not be an easy job. Lets hope the keyboards don't have any double typing or other issues. Compared to the Z30, this phone is very hard to disassemble. The Z30 is the easiest phone to disassemble I have come across so far. Looks like a pretty solid phone though.
    DrWormBoy likes this.
    10-05-14 09:44 PM
  23. donmateo's Avatar
    Interesting about the 3400 mAh battery vs 3450....
    10-05-14 11:53 PM
  24. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Hmm, in interviews, they mentioned they were inspired by the I beam device for the stainless steel sides of the Passport. Nowhere do I see something resembling an I beam there...

    Posted via CB10 from my Passport
    The paratek antennae in the phone uses the I-beam steel frame style piece that holds this phone together so solid. Feel free to look at the designing of the passport video for further explanation :P

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by D3C0D3R; 10-06-14 at 12:38 AM.
    10-06-14 12:07 AM
  25. Mr2KiEu's Avatar
    Nice video. btw, they are Vietnamese. Maybe this was a pre-production device?
    10-06-14 12:19 AM
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