News by Luke Jones on Tuesday November 25, 2014.
|Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.|
Blackberry really wants you to have its new Passport smartphone instead of an iPhone, so if you have been wanting to trade to BB's latest now is the time to do it, especially if you are the owner of Apple's flagship. The Canadian company has a new trade in offer that sees them offer consumers up to $550 for their iPhone, credit towards buying the Passport.The promotion is in place for all iPhones from the 4s and higher (that also means the iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 6, and 6 Plus). To land the full amount of $550, you will have to trade in the current iPhone 6 (or the 6 Plus, although Blackberry has not made this clear), while other models bring a lower price the older the device is. If you do fancy trading in your iPhone for Blackberry's latest you can take advantage of this promotion between December 1st and February 13th, so a nice two month window. Blackberry recently released a video where the company compared its Passport favourably to the iPhone 6, claiming the Passport is a better business oriented device.
The device has respectable smartphone specs, such as 1440x1440 4.5-inch HD screen with a pixel per inch density of 453ppi. Elsewhere there is a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of on board storage, a 13MP camera, a microSD card slot, and a 3450 mAh battery. I like the Passport, it is good looking, unique, powerful, and because it is reaching to a target audience it hits a lot of the sweet spots it wants to hit. Would I buy one? The truth is I probably won't, but Blackberry has created a love letter to its die-hard fans, the ones who want to stick with the company or come back to it. For them, this is the perfect handset and while it will not become a massive hit for the company, it should maintain its consumer base and may even add a few new faces too.source: AppAdvisor
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.