Reader Review: BlackBerry Passport

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Welcome to the first ever edition of our new blog segment called Reader Reviews! This review comes to us courtesy of Jhay Gamba, a Web Designer/Developer and BlackBerry fan from the Philippines who also happens to be a longtime reader of JaypeeOnline.

WHY BLACKBERRY PASSPORT?

Simple. I need a device that can multitask and do work productively especially writing emails right from the Hub. No need to open an email app.

PRODUCT PHOTOS

BLACKBERRY PASSPORT BLACK EDITION
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blackberry passport

BLACKBERRY PASSPORT SILVER EDITION
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blackberry passport

blackberry passport

FEATURES I LIKE?

  • Design – The big odd & ugly square-ish screen. 4.5″ 1440×1440 IPS LCD display (453ppi). The big screen is quite good but a bigger and wider screen is much better. You can perform a task quickly such as Excel, Presentation, or even watch movies. Also perfect for readers out there. Work wide.
  • Keyboard – Touch-enabled keyboard. Yes, you heard it right, the keyboard has touch features where you can scroll the browser screen and use it to pinch, or zoom in/out or you can use it to delete a word.
  • OS – Say goodbye to the home button. BlackBerry 10 was developed for a swipe gesture-based platform. You don’t need a button to go back to the home screen or activate a tab for open apps. You don’t even need to close the app you’re using when you want to check a message on the Hub. Just swipe and hold it then take a peek at the message you want to check.
  • Camera – BlackBerry Passport sport a 13mp rear camera for your photography needs and a 5mp front camera.
  • Install and run your favorite Android apps!

DISLIKES?

  • Expensive
  • Two-hand use
  • Addicting

PROS:

  • Great battery life. 12hrs for heavy use, 1 day or so on standby.
  • Excellent build
  • 3GB ram is worth it
  • BlackBerry Hub

CONS:

  • Expensive
  • Two-handed use
  • Lack of apps from BlackBerry World. But you can use Android as alternative
  • Not a device for everyone

Thanks again to Jhay Gamba for submitting this cool reader review of the BlackBerry Passport.

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Anyone here owns a BlackBerry Passport? What are the features you like or dislike? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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