UK And German Retailers Desperate To Cash In On Passport

Passport keyboard

2 companies this week have sprinted out of the blocks as far as trying to steal a march on their own competitors is concerned.

First up is Carphone Warehouse in the UK (long term BlackBerry supporters) who have launched a page dedicated to:


Got your eye on the quirky new Passport from BlackBerry? This unique new device has everyone talking, and you could be one of the first to get your hands on it.

The brand new BlackBerry Passport might have a bit of an unusual shape, but it’s packed full of tools and brand new features to help you maximise your productivity.

It’s got one of the most unique QWERTY keyboards we’ve ever seen, and a really handy digital assistant. And the battery inside is one of the biggest in any smartphone you can buy right now.

Register here, and we’ll be in touch as soon as we know more details.

So, it goes without saying that if you are in the UK click on the link above and jump the queue.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Media Markt HAD been offering pre-registration on the Passport but it would seem that their link was taken down quite quickly.

I sense the hand of BlackBerry…

What’s great here for us BlackBerrians is that these companies FEEL the Gathering Storm and want to grab a piece of the Passport pie asap. What’s even better, in the German case, is that it would seem BlackBerry are saying ‘NO, you can wait for us…’ a great improvement on the RIM days.

Fuelling more speculation that the leaked Passports we have seen aren’t QUITE the launch versions perhaps?

Let’s see.

In the meantime, 7 days to go and I can’t wait.


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  • G-bone

    I’m feeling you, Biggly – can’t wait!! The Storm Gathers…soon the Thunder will Roll!


  • Blackjack

    I can’t help but wonder if there is an intentionally “leaked” version that BlackBerry intentionally put in the hands of known leakers to throw them off, and also an actual super secret release Passport that will blow everyone’s minds?

  • xBURK

    Thanks for the info. It’s definitely great to see and read.
    Lately, I keep thinking back to the BB10 launch and comparing it to the upcoming Sept 24th event. The state of BlackBerry is so different this time around. So different in fact, it’s too long to list. The most noticeable, the Media sentiment. Back in Jan 2013, I almost dreaded reading anything before and after the launch. Yes, of course BlackBerry messed things up, but even if they didn’t, it wouldn’t have made a difference. I still blame the media for a majority of BlackBerry’s negative perception. There is just no way around it. Thankfully, Mr. Chen has now prepared for this beautifully. I look to see improved carrier and press relations. Actually, improved everything imaginable. I’d hate to think if he didn’t come along when he did? Still, we will be sure to have sites and trolls trying to knock the company down. (I’ll be it at a lower ratio) On a positive note, If they do, the amazing members of UTB will have something to say about it.
    So, come Sept 24th, this is the ‘TURN’ BlackBerry fans have been waiting so long for. Bring it on!