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BlackBerry Passport Launch SA

Rite Studios and TheTechieGuy attended the official South African BlackBerry Passport launch event in Sandton! And we were impressed with the stylish, sleek and sexy new Blackberry Passport. I think it’s safe to say that BlackBerry is back in the game!

The Passport is the fourth device that RIM has launched with its BlackBerry10 operating system. And BlackBerry didn't hold back with the Passport either… The company claims 30 hours of battery life and a "pixel density of 453ppi, offering the best resolution of any device in its specific range, including both the Galaxy S5 & iPhone 6 Plus.

Unfortunately the latest Blackberry devices are not offered with the BlackBerry Internet Service that continues to be used by a large chunk of South Africans. Which is a pity as developing countries such as SA are key BlackBerry markets because these are more sensitive to data price than developed regions. We will just have to wait and see how much this smartphone is going to cost us, as pricing has not yet been announced. Based on the BlackBerry Z3, which was reasonably priced, beliefs are that the Passport will follow in the Z3’s footsteps and fight for increased market share with a competitive price.

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Written by: Jonty Herman