News by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 05, 2015.
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The silver edition of the BlackBerry Passport is now available in the United States, bringing with it a slight change to the company's current smartphone flagship. Some of the changes to the Passport (which we still think is a quality handset by the way) are more noticeable than others, but the result is the most updated variant of the square screened device.A new steel reinforced frame makes the handset more robust, while a soft touch rear with a diamond pattern has also been added. The most obvious change is to the dimensions of the phone, although it is an admittedly subtle difference. The original Passport measured 128mm x 90.3mm x 9.3mm, but that was not the AT&T version available in the U.S., which was 131mm x 90.5mm x 9.3mm. The Silver Passport maintains the larger size with a measurement of 131mm x 90.5mm x 9.25mm. Once again the unlocked Passport with a silver hue is not going to work on Verizon, Sprint, or U.S. Cellular bands, although the device does support phone supports FD-LTE: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20 HSPA +: 1,2,4,5/6, 8, EDGE. The new Passport costs $549 unlocked and if you buy it directly from BlackBerry you will receive $130 worth of free gifts including a Sync Pod ($34.99 Value), Leather Flip Case ($59.99 Value) and a Leather Flex Shell ($39.99 Value).
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