That’s right folks. For those readers in the Sunburnt Country who have been eagerly awaiting news of the Passport, then wait no longer. Optus Support Community has announced that they will be stocking the BlackBerry Passport in stores on October 15th (Wednesday).
In a solitary thread on the My Optus Community Site, many BlackBerry enthusiasts, including yours truly have been urging Optus to give the public an indication of their intentions towards our beloved Passport. After evasions, denials, diversions, the moderator whom I will now call Australia’s BlackBerry Mascot at 11.27 AEDT this morning announced that Optus would stock the Passport in Store on Wednesday the 15th of October. This is a massive victory for those who have been campaigning for the Passport’s inclusion on the Australian mobile landscape since it was first announced. No word on pricing yet as I think they will be more interested to see who will re-contract for the device first. I can assure you that I will be one of the first through the door. Rumours for outright pricing are around the $780 mark.
So Australian BlackBerry fans and those disappointed with the latest offerings from iOSGate and AndroidGate, head on over to your local Optus store next Wednesday and join the revolution.
In a side note, this is also yet another scandalous indication of the controversy which is surrounding BlackBerry at the moment. To see how the fans have been so involved in bringing this device which has so unfortunately been the target of so much awesomeness, is an appalling indictment on the lack of scruples BlackBerry has in bringing out a device which is awesome. Going against the grain of the mobile industry’s standards. You can read all about it here.