BlackBerry 10 OS is a beautiful OS, it has failed miserably due to lack of apps but it is a very cool and modern OS with unique gesture controls. BlackBerry Passport is one of the last BlackBerry 10 OS enabled devices that are still available for sale. It is a phone with a weird looking unique form factor having a physical keyboard at the bottom. If you have been thinking about a BB10 device someday, now is the time. The BlackBerry Passport is now priced at $249 on the BlackBerry’s online store. That’s half the price of the $499 that the company previously charged for the phone.
BlackBerry Passport Specifications
BlackBerry Passport is a BB10 OS powered handset with a 4.5-inch LCD display having a 1440 x 1440 resolution. Below the screen is a physical keyboard for typing convenience. The phone is powered by a Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz along with Adreno 330 GPU. There’s a whopping 3GB of RAM for efficient multitasking along with 32GB of native storage. The storage capacity is further expandable via a microSD card slot up to 128GB.
There’s a 13MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization OIS but don’t keep your expectations very high in this area. BlackBerry is not known for best smartphone cameras. On the front, there is a 2MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. There’s a massive 3450mAh battery inside the device so battery life won’t be a problem.
On the software side, you all know BlackBerry Passport runs on BlackBerry 10.3 OS. While you can’t find that many apps on the BlackBerry Store, you can download and run Android Apps from the Amazon Appstore, so lack of the apps won’t be that much of a problem.
This deal will be available until the phone goes out of stock. This is the last stock available at online BlackBerry phone so if you are a diehard BlackBerry 10 OS fan you might want to grab one and frame it.
Note: This phone will only work on AT&T and T-Mobile. Users having Sprint or Verizon connections should not buy this phone.
Note: the $299 price tag is for the Black version only. The Silver color BlackBerry Passport is also on sale for just $299. Previously the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition was priced at $549.