Blackberry's newest smartphone, the Passport, has been doing well for the company. It has been well received by critics as it is a very good device, while consumers have warmed to it too with the handset selling out (200,000 units) within hours of its release.
Blackberry is understandably delighted with the early success of the new Passport smartphone. Not only has the handset been greeted with critical acclaim, it also shifted over 200,000 units during its first day on release. It is now being reported that the company is already working on a sequel to the Passport and we could see the handset as soon as the Mobile Word Conference (MWC) early in 2015.
When Blackberry launched the Passport smartphone last week we wrote about the handset and found that it was very good, a smartphone from Blackberry worth getting excited about. I said at the time that it could hit a sweet spot with its target audience and it seems that is the case as the Passport has gotten off to the perfect start and is on the way to giving Blackberry its first hit in some time.
Is Blackberry rebounding or is the path to its demise just levelling out? It depends who you listen to of course, but one thing is certain, the company's losses are moving in the right direction. That's probably a weird statement, but the truth is Blackberry's losses are falling and the company is creeping slowly back to being a profitable entity. However, the road is still long and there are no guarantees that the Canadian brand will ever reach its desired destination.
We have known about the device for some time, but Blackberry has today launched the Passport smartphone, a handset that instantly goes down as one of the most unique on the market. This is the smartphone with the square screen, the one Blackberry says will cement its reputation with the enterprise market and may even spring a few surprises with general consumers. Square, unique, QWERTY keyboard, company fighting back from the brink; the Passport has it all, but is it any good?
launched the Passport smartphone, a handset that instantly goes down as one of the most unique on the market. This is the smartphone with the square screen, the one Blackberry says will cement its reputation with the enterprise market and may even spring a few surprises with general consumers. Square, unique, QWERTY keyboard, company fighting back from the brink; the Passport has it all, but is it any good?
Blackberry may be off most people's radar when it comes to buying a new smartphone, but the Canadian company is about to release one of the most interesting handsets of the year. The Blackberry Passport will land as a unique smartphone in a sea of devices that all offer the same form factor. Whether that uniqueness turns to sales remains to be seen, but the company's CEO has today said how much the handset will cost.
Blackberry has taken out a patent on a bold (no pun intended) new smartphone that would hark back to some previous designs from the company.
With iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, Apple is claiming it has the best productivity and enterprise smartphone, especially now that Apple Pay takes care of NFC mobile payments. However, the king of mobile enterprise has a few things to say about that and Blackberry has delivered a "Fact Check" slideshow to compare its own BB10 operating system with Apple's iOS 8.
Blackberry is expanding its software with Blackberry Blend, a new feature that will allow a user to connect their device to a larger screen. Sure, you are probably already thinking that smartphones can already do this, but Blackberry Blend is different to other similar features in that it adapts to the extra screen real estate and offers a different interface. Blackberry is saying this will allow the user to get more out of their device.