Passport Black and Gold Limited Edition – Pics

Truth be told I’m typically an early adapter of new tech, but I held off on the Passport in favor of the rumored high-spec Z50. Every day my resolve would wear down a little bit more as others in this group kept going on about the great things the Passport had to offer. But my job situation was about to change so I was convinced there really wasn’t any justification to “Work Wide“.

 

And then I saw it.

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ShopBlackBerry posted a picture of the soon to be released Limited Edition Black and Gold Passport and it was game over. Wasting no time I quickly bookmarked the page and checked in 20 – 30 times a day as it was shown to be ‘In Stock’. When I clicked the ‘Buy Now’ link I received an error message. This only strengthened my resolve – I will claim one of these bad-boys no matter what!  The morning of the 21st a friend BBM’d me stating that they were in stock.  Within minutes I was on the site completing my purchase.  I still had this nagging feeling I would receive an email stating the Limited Edition Passport was backordered but would be available ‘soon‘.  Lo and behold a short time later I received a confirmation email stating my order was being processed and a tracking number would be sent shortly.

Biggly posted the unboxing video including the surprise that BlackBerry was gracious enough to include with the order-

I now feel like one of the members of ‘Club Passport’ and look forward to the sheer enjoyment of learning what the Best Smartphone of 2014 can accomplish¹.

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If you were on the fence about BlackBerry before – isn’t it time you came BackToBlack?

 

¹ The IT Nerd, Gearburn, Reddit

 

Next up, my first impressions

Rob

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  • Blackjack

    Beautiful Rob!

    Like a fine piece of jewelry.
    Take care of it! This is an investment not a daily driver!

  • Undbiter65

    Gorgeous phone!

  • Canuckvoip

    It’s too sexy for its case…

    • razrrob

      Right Said Fred!

  • razrrob

    Need to go to local TMO store get a nano SIM and have them transfer everything over. Luckily it’s only about 10 – 15 minutes away

    Just got back from the TMO store – they are TOTAL IDIOTS!
    Couldn’t figure out how to perform a SIM-to-SIM transfer…
    Luckily between the #4 employees they still had a few active brain cells and finally got it done.

  • Poita316

    As much as I love limited editions, I’d prefer the Red Passport over the Gold one.
    I want to use the device and not be afraid of dropping it or having any kind of scratch(es) etc.
    Unlike the Porsche design, I feel I won’t be using it as I would a regular model or one in a differen colour.
    I do think it’s a smart move by BlackBerry to release a small amount of limited devices such as these. Maybe, just thinking out loud here, they should do something like a Passport (or Classic) with safire glass, titanium housing, (white, yellow, red or pink) gold trimming(s), real leather (crock, snake etc) back cover etc. Just like Vertu does (http://www.vertu.com/nl/en/home) or Tag Heuer Meridiist had doen.
    Exclusive limited devices, tailor made / fit to each customers demands. Some of these devices start at $ 11.000 and are a real exclusive item.
    Imagine the Russian or Asan market jumping on it, or the rich Sjeiks from UAE and other oil countries.
    *Ring ring, ring ring* Yes Mr Chen, read my idea.

  • Blackjack

    One day, counterfeit fake Gold limited edition PassPorts will be sold on the streetcorners.

    • razrrob

      the difference they will feel cheap, like an iPhone

  • Blackjack

    No way I would stick a case on that with adhesive. They are out of their minds.

    • razrrob

      The leather case is more ‘tacky’ than adhesive and shouldn’t be a problem

  • Anthony

    This gold Passport is quite lovely. locco_smiley_37

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