1. MarkyZ10's Avatar
    Anyone know if the original passport keyboard is interchangeable with the SE version?

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    09-16-15 06:20 PM
  2. pat-wallace's Avatar
    So you could put a red keyboard in a silver device for example?



    Posted via CB10
    09-16-15 09:31 PM
  3. MarkyZ10's Avatar
    That would be cool but I was thinking of putting the SE keyboard in my black passport. Only because it's apparently an easier keyboard to use.

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    09-16-15 09:41 PM
  4. Insync's Avatar
    It is.

    Posted via CB10
    09-16-15 10:48 PM
  5. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    That would be cool but I was thinking of putting the SE keyboard in my black passport. Only because it's apparently an easier keyboard to use.

    Posted via CB10
    I've just sent back my SE test unit to BlackBerry, so I'm back to original Passport.
    There's a WORLD between the 2 keyboards and I was actually searching for a SE keyboard replacement part.
    Went to etradesupply[dot]com with no luck. As of date, seems no after market retailer has it available (AFAIK).

    Before I sent it back I've compared both KB and it seems (eye measurement so I can be wrong) they have similar sizes. We also have to ensure that the attachement points and connection maps (very likely) are the same.

    Will subscribe to this thread and follow-up.

    P.S: oh, man, it hurts : once you go SE, never look back !
    09-17-15 04:11 AM
  6. deadcowboy's Avatar
    Yeah, the SE has the best keyfeel of any BB10 phone. Simply amazing keyboard, and hopefully the slider will come with. Has there been an SE teardown yet? That would reveal a lot...

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    09-17-15 06:24 AM
  7. SmileDahling's Avatar
    I, too, would like to know...

    If someone wants to send me their precious SE I'll tear it down and check. :-)

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    09-17-15 11:52 AM
  8. bigjman's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be easier to sell the Black Passport & buy a SE?

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    09-17-15 05:22 PM
  9. SmileDahling's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be easier to sell the Black Passport & buy a SE?

    Posted via CB10
    Sure, technically it'd be easier. But I like to tinker and prefer the way the front of the original looks (although I like the SE back).

    Posted via my White Passport
    09-17-15 10:08 PM
  10. MarkyZ10's Avatar
    I like the look of the original better.

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    09-17-15 10:38 PM
  11. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Follow-up from etradesupply :

    Please kindly be noted that This keyboard and keypad replacement can be used for BB Passport only.
    There might be differences ...

    Our purchasing guy is looking for it on the market, any news will be posted in time.
    The accurate date is unknown, please pay more attention on our website, and once we have it, we will also let you know in time.
    So, I'll keep you posted about it
    09-18-15 02:39 AM
  12. Steve
    Anyone know if the original passport keyboard is interchangeable with the SE version?

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    No the key spacing is different.
    09-19-15 05:32 PM
  13. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Hum, yes but the most important would be KB+digitizer overall dimensions...

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    09-19-15 06:03 PM
  14. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    Looks like you cannot interchange the SE and OG keyboards. They're different designs and are not compatible to swap. You can tell just by noticing the differences, like the frets for example. On the SE, the frets are one with the chin and appear to be plastic. On the OG, the frets are one with the keyboard and appear to be metal.

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    09-24-15 01:01 AM
  15. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    To swap just they keys themselves, you would have to somehow find a way to separate the metal frets from the OG keyboard. This also means the connectors would need to be in the same position on both. So far, I haven't been able to find a tear down video for the SE.

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    09-24-15 01:04 AM
  16. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    I'm pretty positive it's a big NO.

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    09-24-15 01:06 AM
  17. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Frets are part of the KB and I confirm you have no chance to insert SE keys in previous passport. Hum, I believe some don't know what the replacement part looks like: it's a PKB + digitizer in a sole piece.

    Passport SE keyboard-replacement_part_for_blackberry_passport_keyboard_and_keypad_-_black_-_a_grade_1_.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    09-24-15 01:29 AM

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