The BlackBerry Passport is on the verge of getting formally unveiled at three BlackBerry occasions around the globe. Select BlackBerry loyalists, enterprise clients, and media will have the ability to attend occasions in Toronto, London, and Dubai on September 24th.
Unfortunately, one among BlackBerry’s earlier focused areas, the great ‘ol USA, won't be getting a launch occasion. Instead, the NYC-based mostly BlackBerry group will probably be converging in Canada to characterize on the Toronto occasion.
What does this sign? The largest factor it says to me is that the Passport is just not near being prepared for the US. In reality, I have been listening to rumblings that the Passport won't be out there within the US till February 2015. You can thank the US carriers, if true. Though, I would anticipate a late November launch. For now, take all of it with a grain of salt.
If you adopted the BlackBerry Z30 launch, it was first unveiled in Malaysia. BlackBerry stated the rationale for a Malaysian debut was because of the subscriber base growing by 300%. The 2013 BlackBerry Z30 unveil occasion passed off in mid-September, and was later launched within the US on Verizon Wireless in mid-November. I would anticipate to see an identical timeframe with the BlackBerry Passport US launch.
The BlackBerry Passport pricing has been rumored to be on the excessive tier. Some have rumored the usual mannequin may have an unsubsidized price ticket of $seven hundred+ USD. The premium and gold models would probably be even greater. Nevertheless, hold it locked to N4BB as we’ll have all the particulars on the Passport launch and extra arising later this month.
If you’re involved about BlackBerry not internet hosting a US launch occasion for the Passport, tell us within the feedback. Would you quite purchase BlackBerry units outright from them immediately, as an alternative of by way of a service?