BlackBerry Passport Price Slashed By 20% In US


BlackBerry has officially discounted the well-received “Passport” with a square-display in its online store.

The unlocked BlackBerry Passport is now being sold with 20 percent discount. Speaking of color, black, white and silver variants are on discount.

Both black and white BlackBerry Passport handsets can now be availed for $399.20, whereas the original price used to be $499. The silver variant, on the other hand, will set the buyers back by $439.20. This version used to retail at $549.

To top it off, BlackBerry has also cut the price of phone accessories by 30 percent. It is worth noting that the Passport does not work under Verizon, Sprint or U.S. Cellular networks.

In case, readers need a quick recap of the configurations, here is the summary. The Blackberry Passport comes with a 4.5-inch “square” display, aided by 1,440 x 1,440 pixels resolution.

In trademark BlackBerry style, this smartphone features a physical QWERTY keyboard with three rows of buttons. The same keyboard doubles as a trackpad.

Under the hood, the device comes powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 SOC and backed by 3 GB of RAM. It runs on BlackBerry OS 10.3, which is upgradable to 10.3.1.

This handset sports a solid 13-megapixel rear-facing camera unit with autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and LED flash. There is also a 2-megapixel front-facing sensor for selfies.

When it comes to memory configuration, the Passport comes equipped with 32 GB of native storage space with microSD card slot for further expansion. BlackBerry has housed a killer 3,450 mAh battery unit. According to the company website, this phone can offer up to 30 hours of battery life (mixed use).

Apart from the standard connectivity options, this device comes with a USB 2.0 high speed port, which allows charging and data synchronization of the handset via a USB cable. It is worth noting that the “BlackBerry Passport won Reddot Award 2015 for the best of the best of innovative design.”


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