BlackBerry Passport Review
The new BlackBerry Passport has had some controversial reviews due to it’s rather unique design. The new model features a 4.5″, 1.1 ratio screen made from durable Gorilla Glass 3. With this device, there’s no portrait or landscape mode necessary, as it is the perfect square, allowing for 60 characters in a line rather than 40 on a regular smartphone. The unusual square design optimises the passport for spreadsheets, office documents, e-books, presentations and the viewing of full-scale websites. But unfortunately skews other functions such as gaming. However, BlackBerry have not designed the Passport for the standard smartphone consumer – and thus gaming issues did not deter them. The Blackberry Passport is for the business user, and when it comes to business use, the sleek silver and black device is a highly credible option. The BlackBerry Passport also see’s the return of the famous BlackBerry keyboard – with a twist. The keyboard features three rows instead of four. Which may take you a little more time to familiarise yourself with, but will no doubt please those who feel more productive with an actual keyboard as opposed to a touch-screen version.
When it comes to the specifications, BlackBerry really has pulled all their tricks out of the bag. Featuring 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and a microSD card slot that allows you to expand the memory to a whopping 128GB(!), the Passport can definitely take on all of your business files. When it comes to the insides, the Passport runs on the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system and is powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor. The 801 processor is one of the Snapdragon premium tier processors. Designed to enable even sharper image capture and post processing, more immersive 3D gaming, improved performance, and virtually seamless communications, along with outstanding battery life for premium smartphones – aka the BlackBerry Passport. Featuring a 3,450mAh battery, we can definitely see evidence of the outstanding battery life, with up to 30 hours of mixed use offered, even for the “very active user”. While the sharper image capture and post processing will definitely make the most of the 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.
1) BlackBerry Blend: BlackBerry has incorporated a brand new feature into the Passport model – BlackBerry Blend. BlackBerry Blend allows you to access your phone remotely via an encrypted Wi-Fi connection from any PC, Mac or Android tablet. All the content stored on your Passport such as messages, contacts, notifications, calendar, documents and media, will be accessible in real-time, while any changes you make will be reflected on the handset. Not only does Blend allow you to move between devices to accomplish various tasks, but you can also ensure constant access to your Passport even if you have left it at home or in the office. Better yet, with BlackBerry Blend – there’s no saving to cloud, no wires, no backing up. Your content is just there – ready for you to access with complete ease.
2) Blackberry Hub: The Passport feature’s BlackBerry Hub. With the BlackBerry Hub you can quickly manage all of your communications. And with the Hub Instant Actions, you can organise and action your inbox without having to go into each individual message – whether you want to flag an email in a single tap, accept a calendar invitation without even opening it, or quickly respond to your BBM or SMS message.
3) Amazon appstore & BlackBerry World: With the Passport, you can download and install both Android and BlackBerry apps. Access great business and productivity apps through BlackBerry® World™ and the latest Android games and apps through the Amazon Appstore, and cater both your work and play needs.
4) BlackBerry® Assistant: The BlackBerry Assistant allows you to manage your email, contacts, calendar and other BlackBerry 10 features through both voice and text commands. It also helps you to execute tasks, such as responding to important emails, scheduling a meeting or getting directions, as quickly as possible. Better yet, the BlackBerry Assistant is intelligent enough to offer personal responses based on your situation, for example when you’re connected to Bluetooth in the car, it understands you can’t look at the screen, so it will interact with you completely eyes and hands free. Check out more features below…
The BlackBerry Passport is packed with top specs and features that offer serious value for money, and will no doubt allow you to stand out from the crowd. For information on SIM free and pay monthly prices, please get in touch with your account manager via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01252 854352 – we are always more than happy to help.