1. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Hey Everyone!

    Read on before you flame the comments for the love God, please!

    At launch there had been a lot of talk about a USB 3.0 cable being released for the Passport.

    I know everyone probably hasn't looked at the USB input at the bottom of their Passport in as much depth as I have, but if you do you will notice a divot at the 'back' of the slot outwards in the middle.

    Just curious if anyone can elaborate on either the USB 3.0 cable news (yes, it had been commented by BlackBerry before you tell me they never said anything.), or on the reason for that divot if not for 3.0 compatibility.

    Thanks!

    P.S.
    I'd take a picture, but don't have another device easily accessible here!

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-06-15 08:45 AM
  2. Andrew4life's Avatar
    No such thing for the Passport. It doesn't have the required hardware (an additional port) for USB 3.0.

    End of story.

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-15 08:47 AM
  3. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    No such thing for the Passport. It doesn't have the required hardware (an additional port) for USB 3.0.

    End of story.

    Posted via CB10
    Can anyone explain the non-uniform Micro-USB port design then?

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    Last edited by D3C0D3R; 01-06-15 at 09:08 AM.
    01-06-15 08:51 AM
  4. j_the_p's Avatar
    Can you explain the non-uniform Micro-USB port design then?

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    This is just a guess, but maybe it's due to Slimport accommodation.

    Posted via my BlackBerry Passport
    01-06-15 09:04 AM
  5. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    This is just a guess, but maybe it's due to Slimport accommodation.

    Posted via my BlackBerry Passport
    Hmm, I haven't been able to find any cables that have that extra divot :/

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-06-15 09:08 AM
  6. bluetroll's Avatar
    The Passport has USB 3.0

    You can get any USB 3.0 cable for it. It doesn't need to be BlackBerry branded.

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-15 09:10 AM
  7. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    The Passport has USB 3.0

    You can get any USB 3.0 cable for it. It doesn't need to be BlackBerry branded.

    Posted via CB10
    Not true. There are not 'normal' USB 3.0 microusb cables. The only USB 3.0 microusb cables have about an additional half-inch to the side of the normal microusb piece.

    Some Samsung phones use those ones, the same ones that USB 3.0 HD's use.

    Our Passports use some other cable, possibly proprietary to BlackBerry, based off microusb.

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
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    01-06-15 10:19 AM
  8. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Not true. There are not 'normal' USB 3.0 microusb cables. The only USB 3.0 microusb cables have about an additional half-inch to the side of the normal microusb piece.

    Some Samsung phones use those ones, the same ones that USB 3.0 HD's use.

    Our Passports use some other cable, possibly proprietary to BlackBerry, based off microusb.

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    Ie, this cable.

    USB 3.0 Passport Cable-img_20150106_124713.jpg

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    01-06-15 10:48 AM
  9. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Ie, this cable.

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    Posted via CB10
    Yes exactly, thanks!

    The Passport is the normal microusb width, just with an.. outdent? at the back of the port
    01-06-15 10:57 AM
  10. cyclezib's Avatar
    USB 3.0 connector for Passport.
    I have one. Works great
    Here is a link to the 2.0
    Amazon.com: Cable Matters (2-Pack) Micro-USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) Adapter: Computers & Accessories
    Attached Thumbnails USB 3.0 Passport Cable-31crul42rl.jpg  
    Last edited by cyclezib; 01-06-15 at 09:16 PM.
    01-06-15 06:30 PM
  11. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    USB 3.0 connector for Passport.
    I have it. Works great
    http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-...UvbUpU11235066
    How does that work..?

    The USB port that it requires is the extra wide style, the same type that external HD's use, our port physically is not large enough to use that..

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-06-15 07:27 PM
  12. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Being blunt.
    Put the male part into the female opening at the bottom of the phone.
    LOL

    I mean since that's a generic USB 3.0 end with half of it being a normal Microusb, the other half being the extra part for being "3.0".

    The Passport doesn't have that extra slot, so how does it work?

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-06-15 08:43 PM
  13. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    LOL

    I mean since that's a generic USB 3.0 end with half of it being a normal Microusb, the other half being the extra part for being "3.0".

    The Passport doesn't have that extra slot, so how does it work?

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    Pretty sure he meant that he plugs in the standard microusb cable that came with the Passport into the female standard usb port of the adapter, and then connects the micro usb 3.0 end to the hard-drive/whatever.

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-15 08:48 PM
  14. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Pretty sure he meant that he plugs in the standard microusb cable that came with the Passport into the female standard usb port of the adapter, and then connects the micro usb 3.0 end to the hard-drive/whatever.

    Resulting in a fallback usb 2.0 connection I suppose.

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    Posted via CB10
    01-06-15 08:49 PM
  15. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Pretty sure he meant that he plugs in the standard microusb cable that came with the Passport into the female standard usb port of the adapter, and then connects the micro usb 3.0 end to the hard-drive/whatever.

    Posted via CB10
    I don't even get how that works so I'm gonna just go ahead and hope you're joking around..? :/

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-06-15 08:50 PM
  16. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    I don't even get how that works so I'm gonna just go ahead and hope you're joking around..? :/

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    You're kidding right?

    You plug in the cable that came with the Passport into the passport microusb, THEN you plug in the other end (a standard usb) into the female standard usb port of the adapter,.. and finally you plug in the male micro usb 3.0 end of the adapter into the female micro usb 3.0 port of the compatible device (like a modern harddrive).

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-15 08:52 PM
  17. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    You're kidding right?

    You plug in the cable that came with the Passport into the passport microusb, THEN you plug in the other end (a standard usb) into the female standard usb port of the adapter,.. and finally you plug in the male micro usb 3.0 end of the adapter into the female micro usb 3.0 port of the compatible device (like a modern harddrive).

    Posted via CB10
    So we're just getting 2.0 speeds but "saying" it's 3.0?

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-06-15 08:55 PM
  18. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    So we're just getting 2.0 speeds but "saying" it's 3.0?

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    Basically, yes. I believe the person that posted that link misunderstood the point of the thread.... or actually thinks they are getting usb 3.0 speeds with that adapter.

    Posted via CB10
    01-06-15 09:00 PM
  19. WArcher's Avatar
    Hey Everyone!

    Read on before you flame the comments for the love God, please!

    At launch there had been a lot of talk about a USB 3.0 cable being released for the Passport.

    I know everyone probably hasn't looked at the USB input at the bottom of their Passport in as much depth as I have, but if you do you will notice a divot at the 'back' of the slot outwards in the middle.

    Just curious if anyone can elaborate on either the USB 3.0 cable news (yes, it had been commented by BlackBerry before you tell me they never said anything.), or on the reason for that divot if not for 3.0 compatibility.

    Thanks!

    P.S.
    I'd take a picture, but don't have another device easily accessible here!

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    On a Windows PC I would expect the message "This device could perform faster..." when a USB3 device is plugged into a USB2 port. For disk drives and whatnot this is normally the case.

    There was one device out in prototype-land which did show a USB3 connection as I recall - I am not sure it was a Passport- maybe it was a Z30. It was almost a year ago when that picture showed up. I think someone found it on ebay ?

    <EDIT: FOUND THE LINK;> BlackBerry Z30 prototype shows up on Craigslist with a USB 3.0 port ? NerdBerry
    01-06-15 09:00 PM
  20. pablojgarciaz's Avatar
    Basically, yes. I believe the person that posted that link misunderstood the point of the thread.... or actually thinks they are getting usb 3.0 speeds with that adapter.

    Posted via CB10
    Plus, that's OTG with the hard drive; which is not what OP wants. I'd also like a BlackBerry device with 3.0. That, and a SanDisk Extreme Pro.
    01-06-15 09:04 PM
  21. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Basically, yes. I believe the person that posted that link misunderstood the point of the thread.... or actually thinks they are getting usb 3.0 speeds with that adapter.

    Posted via CB10
    Okay good, so we're clear and I'm not going crazy lol

    Yeah I'm wondering about the port on the Passport. Anyone who know whether or not it's actually 3.0 and/or why there's that intentional divot at the back, please post!

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-06-15 09:09 PM
  22. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    Not true. There are not 'normal' USB 3.0 microusb cables. The only USB 3.0 microusb cables have about an additional half-inch to the side of the normal microusb piece.

    Some Samsung phones use those ones, the same ones that USB 3.0 HD's use.

    Our Passports use some other cable, possibly proprietary to BlackBerry, based off microusb.

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    Like this one!?
    USB 3.0 Passport Cable-img_20150107_090302.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    01-07-15 11:03 AM
  23. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    Like this one!?
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    Posted via CB10
    Yeah, those are the external USB 3.0 ones, like for Galaxy devices or external Hard Drives, not the BlackBerry Passport..

    Praise be unto our Lord Squircle | Passport SQW100-1/10.3.1.1154
    01-07-15 11:08 AM

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