BlackBerry has introduced the BlackBerry Passport at an occasion in London. It is now obtainable within the UK, SIM-free from BlackBerry’s website for £529.ninety nine. That's the excellent news. The dangerous information is that no main UK networks look like carrying the handset. Usually upon the launch of a brand new handset we're bombarded with info from all the most important networks which plan to supply the handset. O2, EE, Vodafone, Three and extra often ship over the small print inside a matter of minutes.
This time round our inboxes stayed suspiciously quiet so KYM reached out to all the key networks for particulars. We tweeted at O2, Vodafone, Three, Giff Gaff and EE to see if we might get a response. O2 despatched us over a reply virtually instantly that it gained’t supply the handset, however beneficial we maintain an eye fixed out for updates quickly.
— O2 within the UK (@O2) September 24, 2014
Ditto for EE and Vodafone; each networks stated they weren't carrying the handset as of now however assured us they'd be in contact if issues change sooner or later. Again, the handset is now obtainable, so if both have been carrying it they might have already dedicated and had costs and tariffs prepared for the gadget's official launch.
UPDATE: BlackBerry has simply been in contact to tell us the Passport can be obtainable on Vodafone within the coming days. The handset may even be obtainable from Amazon and Carphone Warehouse.
So what about Three? We've but to have a response again from the UK's solely network to supply 4G free of charge, however a fast take a look at their web site does not paint a reasonably image for these in quest of a BlackBerry Passport; Three does not even carry the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 or Z30. Ouch.
Giff Gaff hasn’t responded to our request but both, however there isn't any information on its official web site. Ditto for Carphone Warehouse.
We’ll be sure you replace you with extra as soon as we hear again from different networks. But from the seems of issues the BlackBerry Passport may simply be a SIM-solely mannequin for the quick future. Obviously we'll replace this piece as extra info turns into out there.