Crackberry Readers Declare their Love for their BlackBerry Passports

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry-enthusiast website Crackberry recently issued a call to action for BlackBerry Passport owners, asking them, “Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!” (Thanks, Crackberry!)

BB Passport Love

One of the site’s showrunners, “Bla1ze,” wrote: “[W]e’ve heard plenty of testimonials as to why people love their BlackBerry Passport. On Amazon, in forum posts, in device reviews and more . . . [W]e figured there’s no better time to ask you all if you’re a Passport owner, why do you love it? As one admirer of my red Passport told me, ‘it looks like a piece of art, not a smartphone.’”

Several weeks later, the comment tally has hit nearly 400.

Let’s dive in and see what’s got them buzzing (edited for grammar and clarity). Here are my favorites:


“It’s a Conversation-Starter”

TranceRomance explains, “Here is why I love my Passport: Nice sharp screen, 3 days of battery, touch-enabled keyboard which blew my mind, 13 MP camera and the ability to record up to 60 fps . . . I find myself using the Passport more than my laptop . . . [I]t’s a conversation starter . . . If you are contemplating the Passport don’t hesitate – you will not be disappointed.”

“It Increases my Ability to Multitask”

It increases my ability to multitask,” writes Thannor. “More RAM allows me to have more apps open which helps tremendously. The keyboard reduces my mistakes, the battery gives me confidence to know I’ll still be up and running at the end of the day.”

“Fast and Classy”

“It’s fast and classy,” declares Brian Hope. “I get a lot of positive comments on my computer in my pocket. People say the screen is awesome. I have to agree. The color red draws them in.”


“I Travel with [both] my Passport and my [BlackBerry] Passport”

“[The] fact that the device isn’t like [anything] else on the market had me sold,” says ranjohn. “I travel now with my passport and my Passport, truly a solidly-built device . . . I’m a first time BlackBerry user, but this thing just looks gorgeous.”

“Coming from a Long Line of iPhones…”

“Coming from a long line of iPhones, I can say that the Passport is everything I was looking for in a smartphone, even more,” hails new convert ngc. “The screen, the battery, the touch-enabled keyboard and the keyboard itself. BlackBerry did an awesome job with this device.”

BlackBerry Passport, iPhone, Android

“It’s the WIDE Screen that does it”

HardpackBerry writes, “I love mine because it’s different [from] anything else, has a keyboard AND touchscreen, [and] I can run all the apps I want, but mainly it’s the W-I-D-E screen that does it. I have to do a lot in Word on the go and I could not do what I do half as much without it. Love it.”

“My Favorite thing to do is Show it off”

“It looks like no other device out there,” points out doggy10. “My favorite thing to do is show it off to people [and it] gets so much attention. People always stare and usually make a comment. I let people hold it all the time. So many people I talk to say they are thinking about getting one [and] when they feel it in their hands, that puts them over the top and say they are going to get it.”

”It Looks Very Sleek”

What does joneddy like? “Best-in-class battery life, the wide screen for web browsing, the capacitive keyboard for swipe-typing, easy and accurate selection of text and webpage scrolling, early access to Blackberry Blend with 10.3. It looks very sleek and gets far more questions about ‘the phone I’m using’ then any other phone I’ve ever carried.”

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“The Design Language Appeals to Me”

“The design language appeals to me, especially with the white one,” writes SunshineStateFlyer. “The big screen [and] capacitive keyboard is a big plus for work, and for reading all kinds of content. And, since I own the Passport, I never had to care about battery life again.”

“This is not a Phone”

Rolf Simons has a nice, short anecdote: “Someone asked me the other what kind of phone I was working with. I replied ‘This is not a phone, it’s a BlackBerry’. Shock and awe!”

“Professional Look, Unique Design, Efficient”

JG_Agustin sums up the appeal with this: “Professional look, unique design, efficient, in one word: awesome! It has the best of both physical and virtual keyboard worlds. I like that it stands out, it looks like nothing else on the market. Even if someone thinks the design is not beautiful, they still comment about it, there’s no indifference about it, that’s how cool it is!”

“The One Device that lets me Leave Home without a Laptop”

It is the one device that allows me to leave home without a laptop / tablet,” says jweihrauch. “The screen is large enough to do all my professional work, the battery lasts long enough to get me through 1.5-2 days and the immaculate construction means I don’t need a case – it’s indestructible.”

“Meets all my Business and Productivity Needs”

“The Passport meets all my business and productivity needs,” writes ziedk. “At first I was wondering about the unusual shape and size, but after the first week of use, I came to one [conclusion]: it’s not different just to be different – the Passport is different to be better, and to make your life better.”

Pricing and Availability

There are many, many more great reviews in the comments, which you can read HERE, and they read as a rousing endorsement of the Blackberry Passport, which has the best mixed runtime among ALL rivals* – just take a look at this data, which we featured in a recent infographic called ‘No Wallhuggers’:

BlackBerry Passport 30:00
Samsung Galaxy S5 23:00
iPhone 6 21:00
iPhone 6 Plus 25:00

(*Based on third-party lab testing sponsored by BlackBerry, under 4G and 3G wireless conditions, using a mixed-usage profile. Results will vary by carrier and network conditions.)

Ready to make the jump? You can get your factory-unlocked BlackBerry Passport from at these links:

Black (currently $599, regular $699)

White (currently $599, regular $699)

Limited Edition Red: $699

…and at Amazon HERE, with AT&T offering it for $649.99 unsubsidized or $199.99 with a 2-year contract. The BlackBerry Passport is also available in Canada via Rogers for $249 and Telus (for as low as $150 up front) and other carriers.

For those outside the North American market, you can get your BlackBerry Passport directly from us at our global shopping portal HERE.

(Check with your local carrier for device compatibility)


Share your BlackBerry Passport love letters in the comments below!

About Matt Young

Matt Young is a writer and editor with experience in tech, music, news and entertainment. A current Performance Evangelist for Radware, Matt has previous experience with BlackBerry, and Avaya. He has a degree in Journalism from San Jose State University. Follow Matt on Twitter @techunraveler.

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