Let me start by saying that I am posting this at Studio Noize because I think anybody who’s in the music business also need the BlackBerry Passport in your life.
Now a little backstory. When the supposedly and rumored prototype of the BlackBerry Passport was introduced at CrackBerry, I was not inspired. Months later when the real deal had blossomed is when it began to grow on me. By the initial launch date, I was already in love. On Feb 20 (AT&T launch), I purchased my very own BlackBerry Passport.
Now the goods: If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or Facebook, you already know how I feel about this phone. It’s an elite masterpiece. BlackBerry built this phone with much attitude and sass knowing there is nothing out there like it right now. AT&T’s version has the rounded edges, wider metal band, and a slightly longer lip below the keyboard which are the only differences between the two devices. An overview of specs include a Quad-core processor, loads of internal storage (32GB), 13 megapixel camera (rear-facing), and 3GB of ram.
The BlackBerry Passport is weighty, but in a good way being it’s solid and well-built. It simply feels good in the hand – both hands. The keyboard is genius technology. While I was slightly skeptical of the keyboard experience, a couple touches later is when I knew they had thought of everything.
The BlackBerry Passport is fast, the display is gorgeous, and the user interface is well designed. The battery life is the best I’ve experienced on any phone. The BlackBerry Hub continues to spoil you as it gets better with each OS update. The plethora of apps in the BlackBerry World (BlackBerry’s app store) are plenty, and if you need more – the Amazon Appstore comes pre-installed on the device. You can also directly download APKs which Blackberry inspects upon install. I downloaded Instagram, Pocket, and Office Mobile APKs directly. Everything else I use is from the BlackBerry World.
The experience on the BlackBerry Passport is like no other. It’s not your phablet toy. It’s your personal assistant. It’s your professional companion that gets a lot of attention when you take it out in public. The BlackBerry Assistant (voice and text command application) is quite impressive and very useful especially in the car, and the new BlackBerry Blend is a welcomed addition in taking the BlackBerry experience to your computer’s desktop.
Visit AT&T and BlackBerry’s website to learn more.