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  1. Khaled Aznawi's Avatar
    By now most of us have known the 'passport', the awesome, unique and innovative new qwerty device from BBRY. But some a bit sceptical of it huge size though I would say majority really looking foward to its launch come September ths year.
    And I think it would be nice, (bar manufacturing cost, etc) if BBRY could introduce a smaller version of passport... maybe with 3.5in screen size that surely more handy and easy to use with one hand. I am not an artist to prepare a concept model of this passport mini (those expert may help us on this), but it will be great to add the BB10 product line.
    What do you think?
    07-08-14 09:22 AM
  2. Essoo's Avatar
    Q10 is a passport mini!

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    07-08-14 09:23 AM
  3. Superbuddy2007's Avatar
    Nah.. that's why we have the Q10 and classic. Sort of defeats the purpose and brings another device for them to support if they do that.

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    07-08-14 09:24 AM
  4. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    That would basically be the traditional QWERTY BlackBerry form factor lol
    07-08-14 09:58 AM
  5. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    There's one major reason why the Passport is as large as it is.

    The screen first needs to be wide enough to present a decent 16:9 image for video and photos. Not such a big deal; the Q5 and Q10 do that quite nicely. What's different with the Passport is that they also want it to be able to do a VERTICAL 16:9 so that a full Android app can be displayed without scrolling. Maybe the biggest issue with the current Qs is that some Android apps wind up with controls that fall outside the square window and it can render the device useless.

    If you tried to render a vertical 16:9 app on such a small screen it would be very difficult to read/use.
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    07-08-14 10:12 AM
  6. Khaled Aznawi's Avatar
    Passport Mini will replace a 2yr old Q10.....

    Posted via CB10
    07-08-14 05:12 PM
  7. DaDaDogg's Avatar
    Passport Mini will replace a 2yr old Q10.....

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    They need to spend there resources on Z10 and Z30 replacement next.

    "Classic" better be called "Bold Q20" or "Bold 10" Keep Bold Alive, would Apple Kill iPhone? ?
    lift and MarsupilamiX like this.
    07-08-14 05:17 PM
  8. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Passport Mini will replace a 2yr old Q10.....

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    The Classic is more or less the Q10 replacement anyway.

    So far as that goes, I wonder if BlackBerry is actually retaining the Z/Q naming convention...
    07-08-14 05:19 PM
  9. anon8908589's Avatar
    Passport mini? Might as well call it the iBlackBerry.

    Posted via CB10
    07-08-14 05:24 PM
  10. early2bed's Avatar
    I'm already getting bored of the Passport so now I'm looking forward to the mini.
    07-08-14 05:27 PM
  11. cgallaer's Avatar
    No.

    Q10: SQN 100-5 v. 10.2.1.2102
    07-08-14 08:22 PM
  12. bberry1995's Avatar
    I don't see that happening. EVER!

    Posted via CB10
    07-09-14 12:07 AM
  13. DocDRM's Avatar
    Passport mini? Might as well call it the iBlackBerry.

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    No, I think it would have to be called the BlackBerry PostItNote. Smaller than a Passport, and on every desk!

    Posted via CB10, now from a Z30
    07-09-14 12:49 AM
  14. itsyaboy's Avatar
    Maybe the biggest issue with the current Qs is that some Android apps wind up with controls that fall outside the square window and it can render the device useless.
    Great point and very true.. sometimes Android apps cannot be navigated because certain controls fall outside the window... that's a bit of a bummer!
    lift likes this.
    07-09-14 03:27 AM
  15. early2bed's Avatar
    Great point and very true.. sometimes Android apps cannot be navigated because certain controls fall outside the window... that's a bit of a bummer!
    Wow. That is a terrible user experience. That's probably why Blackberry doesn't advertise Android compatibility. Most people would return a device that did this on a regular basis.
    07-13-14 09:51 AM
  16. mad_mdx's Avatar
    The classic is nothing like the passport. A passport mini would have no toolbelt, but it would have the passport touch sensitive keyboard.

    Sounds like a good idea, ad some said this would make a good q10 replacement
    07-13-14 10:47 AM
  17. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Any minier it will be a pager. It's not a tablet. It's a phone.
    07-13-14 10:52 AM
  18. antoscimento's Avatar
    The Classic is more or less the Q10 replacement anyway.

    So far as that goes, I wonder if BlackBerry is actually retaining the Z/Q naming convention...
    No the Q10's replacement is the Passport, the Classic is obviously the next Bold.

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    07-13-14 12:00 PM
  19. itzJustMeh's Avatar
    They need to spend there resources on Z10 and Z30 replacement next.

    "Classic" better be called "Bold Q20" or "Bold 10" Keep Bold Alive, would Apple Kill iPhone? ?
    If iPhone stopped selling they would.
    07-13-14 12:16 PM
  20. noeckersh's Avatar
    Accidental post from the crackberry app when I dropped my phone...
    07-13-14 12:30 PM
  21. BK_NY_RAY's Avatar
    There's one major reason why the Passport is as large as it is.

    The screen first needs to be wide enough to present a decent 16:9 image for video and photos. Not such a big deal; the Q5 and Q10 do that quite nicely. What's different with the Passport is that they also want it to be able to do a VERTICAL 16:9 so that a full Android app can be displayed without scrolling. Maybe the biggest issue with the current Qs is that some Android apps wind up with controls that fall outside the square window and it can render the device useless.

    If you tried to render a vertical 16:9 app on such a small screen it would be very difficult to read/use.
    So, the Passport can display 16:9 vertically and horizontally in at least 720p?

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    07-13-14 01:59 PM
  22. DaDaDogg's Avatar
    If iPhone stopped selling they would.
    What do they have to do with each other? If I want a iPhone I buy a iPhone if I want a BlackBerry I buy a BlackBerry.

    They just don't need to over produce like they did with the Z10, the Z3 is doing just fine.
    07-13-14 03:36 PM
  23. trueberrian's Avatar
    If iPhone stopped selling they would.
    That's just meh..
    07-13-14 06:59 PM
  24. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    So, the Passport can display 16:9 vertically and horizontally in at least 720p?

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    Yes it can. 1440px in both directions.

    720 fits in twice...

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    07-13-14 07:24 PM
  25. Bbnivende's Avatar
    I see a 4 inch passport with a Bold keyboard as a Q10 successor. Passport styling but cheaper.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using CB Forums mobile app
    07-13-14 07:24 PM
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