Maximize Your Passport’s Ultimate Potential

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The BlackBerry Passport is a powerful and productive device with tons of options to help you complete multiple task while on the go. Productivity today is key in this ever changing tech world we live in and with the BlackBerry Passport you have a device that will satisfy your needs and requirements to be as productive as possible.

Not only a workhorse itself but the BlackBerry Passport is an excellent all around multimedia device as well. From watching your favorite YouTube videos to arranging presentations for work, the BlackBerry Passport just get’s it done.

Check out some of the BlackBerry Passport’s USB OTG ( On The Go ) options in the video below by BlackBerry enthusiast and power user @mrjlwilliams and let us know what you think.

 

 

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Want to Customize Your BBM PIN?

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Today at Mobile World Conference is Barcelona, BlackBerry made it official that you can now have a customized BBM PIN through it’s paid subscription service.  This feature will be available for all current and new BBM users who are on BlackBerry and Android devices via an update for BBM. Current iOS users will receive the update soon and will have the option to customize BBM PINS as well.

BlackBerry has not mentioned a time frame for Windows Phone users as of yet so let’s hope that happens soon.

Check out the details below to create you a customized BBM PIN today!

 

What is a BBM Custom PIN?

The Custom PIN Subscription is a new feature found exclusively on BBM which allows new and existing users to create their own personalized BBM PIN. New contacts can add you to BBM using this Custom PIN, making adding new contacts easier than ever.

Getting Started:

  1. Make sure you are running the latest BBM software on your device. (The latest BBM update is currently available for Android and BlackBerry 10 smartphones. iOS users will receive the update soon).
  2. Open BBM
  3. Tap on the BBM Shop
  4. Scroll down to subscriptions and select the Custom PIN Subscription.
  5. Create your PIN. It’s that easy!

 

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I Really Like This BlackBerry Passport Review

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There have been tons of reviews for the BlackBerry Passport since it’s launch, some done in very poor taste and some done with love.

Check out this Passport unboxing & hands on review from my buddy J.Williams, you can follow him on twitter @mrjlwilliams.

Let us know what you think in the comment section below. Enjoy!

 

 

Finally…The BlackBerry Passport & Classic Comes to AT&T

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The wait is finally over for those who have been waiting for the  BlackBerry Passport and Classic to arrive on AT&T. February 20th, 2015 is the date that consumers can now officially get their hands on a new BlackBerry Classic or the the beautiful Passport on AT&T’s network.

Will you make the switch and rock one of these new BlackBerry devices? Check out some of the features below and let us know what you think.

 

 

BlackBerry Passport Features

Exclusive to AT&T in the U.S., the BlackBerry Passport is available in a unique design with rounded edges. The BlackBerry Passport has a large 4.5-inch Full HD square touch screen and a touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard, giving you ideal content viewing without compromising portability. Built on BlackBerry’s secure BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 operating system, the BlackBerry Passport runs on AT&T’s network: the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network and the network that has the nation’s strongest LTE signal,2 covering more than 300 million Americans.

BlackBerry Passport Pricing

The BlackBerry Passport will be available starting Feb. 20 for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan at $21.67 per month with AT&T Next 24,3 $27.09 with AT&T Next 183 or $32.50 per month with AT&T Next 12.3 You can also get the smartphone for $199.99 with a two-year agreement4 or at no annual commitment for $649.99.5

BlackBerry Classic Features

Designed for speed and accuracy, the BlackBerry Classic includes BlackBerry’s iconic QWERTY keyboard, trackpad and navigation keys, making it easy to communicate quickly and accurately with one hand. Although familiar in appearance, the BlackBerry Classic upgrades the BlackBerry® Bold 9900 experience with a faster browser, longer battery life and more screen space. It also comes with the secure BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 operating system, offering customers access to commanding features including BlackBerry® Blend and BlackBerry® Assistant.

BlackBerry Classic Pricing

You can purchase the BlackBerry Classic for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan at $14 per month with AT&T Next 24,3 $17.50 per month with Next 183 or $21 per month with AT&T Next 12.3 You can also get the smartphone for $49.99 with a two-year agreement4 or at no annual commitment for $419.99

 

 

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BlackBerry Passport Weekend Special $100 off!

 

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If you have been wanting to purchase a BlackBerry Passport then now is the time. For a limited time BlackBerry has announced that this Valentine’s Day weekend you can buy an unlocked BlackBerry Passport with a discount of $100 off for U.S. residence and $125 off for Canadian residence.

This is a very sweet deal to take advantage of considering the Passport is going for $599 for the standard versions (white & black) and $699 for the red variation of the Passport. With this discount you can grab a BlackBerry Passport this weekend for only $499 or the Red Passport for $599.

This great deal expires on February 16th, 2015 so head over to Shop.BlackBerry.com today and grab a Passport!

For US Residence only, get an additional $100 off of the discounted price just follow me on twitter @blackberryhank and tweet me #100Passport

 

 

 

BlackBerry Shines at CES 2015

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For a company that many had written off and left for dead, BlackBerry continues to innovate and work hard to remain a major player in the mobile industry. At CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada BlackBerry truly showed the world that they are indeed not going anywhere by unveiling multiple new innovations that will truly be RIMarkable in the coming year of 2015.

Here are some key take a ways from yesterday’s CES 2015 session where BlackBerry actually made headlines;

  • iOT (Internet of Things)- BlackBerry announced there platform which details a cloud based solution that will allow you to manage multiple devices and service cross platform. For more detailed information see this link iOT
  • BBM on Android Wear- This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen from BlackBerry at CES. BBM will be available on multiple Android Wear devices early 2015. See details here BBMDroidWear
  • AT&T- Yes that right, AT&T and BlackBerry continues to have a good long standing relationship. This relationship just got a lot better with the announcement that AT&T will offer the BlackBerry Classic and the AT&T version of the BlackBerry Passport which features rounded edges unlike the initial release featuring the more squared edges of the Passport. Many people have voiced their displeasure with the change in design for AT&T’s version of the Passport but I beg to differ on the issue. The fact that AT&T is still truly supporting BlackBerry devices for consumers is good enough to warrant a design change in which looks pretty nice for the Passport. You can check out the full details here AT&T PassportClassic
  • QNX – What more can be said about BlackBerry’s acquisition of QNX. This was a key business play and shows that the higher ups at BlackBerry are always looking for ways to keep the business positioned for future success. QNX is now used in over 50 million in car systems and with a 50% market share in mobile in dash car systems. BlackBerry QNX is truly the future of the mobile car in dash system industry. See more details here QNX 

BlackBerry is truly showing it resilience by continued innovation with new products and services. In the words of CEO John Chen, “The Brand is here to stay.”

What is Classic?

 

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What is Classic? Well some might define classic as simple as the all new BlackBerry Classic smartphone. The BlackBerry Classic is truly a classy device with a touch of the old school BlackBerry flavor that pretty much everyone loved at one point or another. Some say the Classic should have been launched around the time the BlackBerry Q10 launched and to argue that may have been a good move. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my Q10 and it is my co-daily driver alongside my Passport but the Classic just does something different to me.

Here we are once again with yet another nice BlackBerry device that will truly bridge the gap from the Bold 9900 over to the new BlackBerry Classic. Now there are plenty of people out there who just will remain negative about anything that BlackBerry does no matter what. To those people, you must understand that all phones are not for everybody. I would go off on a tantrum but for what purpose as it would just to feed into the negative buzz that some individuals live to create. I have two words to those individuals who continue to talk down and dirty about BlackBerry….BYE FELICIA! Now if you have no idea what that means just Google it.  [Read more…]