Shortly after the BlackBerry Passport went live in BlackBerry’s official online store in September, the wide device sold out. If you’ve been waiting for your opportunity to get a new Passport straight from the source, well, your time has come.
The BlackBerry Passport is now available from BlackBerry’s official U.S. store for $599. The GSM device include support for HSPA+ bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 as well as 4G LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17 and 20. It should play nicely with AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S., but it won’t work with CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon.
It’s also worth noting that the BlackBerry Passport is available from Amazon. Pricing is the same as it is in BlackBerry’s shop — well, it’s $599.99 vs $599 — and it’s eligible for Amazon Prime shipping.
The Passport is BlackBerry’s new flagship smartphone with a 4.5-inch 1440x1440 display, 13-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 32GB of storage, microSD card slot, 3GB of RAM, a 3450mAh non-removable battery and a hardware keyboard that doubles as a trackpad.
With its big, square display and touch-enabled keyboard, the Passport is definitely a unique smartphone. It’s also one of the only new, high-end smartphones to have a physical keyboard, so you QWERTY lovers may want to give it a look.
Have any of you bought a BlackBerry Passport yet? If so, what do you think of it?