BlackBerry Passport

Hands On With the New BlackBerry Passport Smartphone

CIO.com's Al Sacco spent a week with the new BlackBerry Passport before its official release. Here are five things you'll likely love about the unique and innovative device, along with four more things you very likely won't.

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BlackBerry has officially announced pricing and availability details for its new Passport smartphone, which was previously unveiled and detailed through a variety of blog posts on the company's Inside BlackBerry blog. (Specific pricing and availability information can be found at the end of this post.)

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I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the Passport before the announcement. The device is unlike any smartphone I've seen before. It's big. It's square. It has actual buttons — a lot of them. It's kind of awkward. It's definitely not for everybody.

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