Great news and just in time for the holidays, customers in North America will now be able to purchase red and white BlackBerry Passports on and  The full press release is enclosed below:

New Colors Celebrate the Holidays and Offer Users Choice to Best Suit Their Styles

Nov 24, 2014

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today introduced a white color BlackBerry® Passport and a limited edition red color BlackBerry Passport. Just in time for the holidays, customers in North America will be able to purchase red and white BlackBerry Passports on and

Featuring a large square touch screen and new touch-enabled keyboard, the BlackBerry Passport is a device purpose-built for productivity-driven business professionals who want a smartphone that empowers them with the mobile tools they need to get things done. And now, BlackBerry Passport is available in three color options, allowing customers to choose the color that best fits their style – from traditional black, to classy white and powerful red.

“We are thrilled with the positive reception the BlackBerry Passport has received since we launched in September,” said BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO, John Chen. “The introduction of the red and the white BlackBerry Passport colors underscores our commitment to break through the sea of rectangular-screen, all-touch devices, offering different styles that meet mobile professionals’ personalities.”

Thoughtful Design for the Mobile Professional

Inspired by an actual passport, the universal symbol of mobility, the size and form factor of BlackBerry Passport is portable enough to easily tuck into pockets and use wherever you go. Utilizing premium, robust materials such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for the display and forged stainless steel for added strength, BlackBerry Passport will provide the durability business professionals require in a smartphone.

The large square screen is optimized for viewing and creating content, and makes everyday tasks like reading and writing emails, reviewing and editing documents, web browsing, and map navigation more comfortable and effortless. The BlackBerry Passport includes the industry’s first touch-enabled keyboard with gestures that make typing, editing and navigating more efficient and accurate. BlackBerry’s physical QWERTY keyboards have always made it easier for users to create polished, professional communications with exceptional accuracy.

The BlackBerry Passport is one of the first devices to launch on BlackBerry’s latest OS platform, BlackBerry 10.3. It comes preloaded with new productivity-enhancing features including BlackBerry Blend and BlackBerry Assistant, as well as the BlackBerry World storefront and Amazon Appstore, offering access to the very best apps for work and play.

The BlackBerry Passport is now available in black through global carriers and online through and Red and white variants are available online for pre-order today and will be on sale on November 28 through in North America. The red BlackBerry Passport is available online for pre-order today through in the United States and the white BlackBerry Passport will be available for pre-order soon.

Additional market availability will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information about BlackBerry Passport, please visit To learn more about BlackBerry Blend, please visit

About BlackBerry
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit

  • jrohland

    Placed my order for Red said Fred on Amazon today.

    • ray689

      Nice. Might have to submit a little unboxing video for us :).

    • ital1

      Wow, didn’t you get a black one from Telus at launch?

      • jrohland

        What a memory. Yes I did. Blackie is going to my son to replace his iTurd.

        • ital1

          Great dad!

    • jrohland

      Awoke to an email from Amazon. Red has shipped and is expected tomorrow. I wouldn’t want to use this example as a criticism of Digital River. Suffice it to say, Amazon has figured out online shopping better than anyone else.

      For those interested, the phone left an Amazon facility in South Carolina at 23:21 EST yesterday heading north to a suburb of Washington, DC. locco_smiley_43

      Also, Amazon is showing the Red Passport as out of stock. Apparently I got my order in early enough to hit the first wave. locco_smiley_4

      • jrohland

        it’s here. However, my lady wants me to wait for gift giving to open it. locco_smiley_39