The BlackBerry Passport Review
As a time when the enterprise community looks for a smartphone that can take care of their data security as well as maintain their IT policies, BlackBerry Passport can be the right choice. Here are some of the points giving a glimpse about, why and how this smartphone is ideal for the enterprise.
Built for Enterprise
Blackberry Passport is really a great choice for the enterprise segment – it has a feature called BlackBerry Blend that brings the smartphone to the customer’s desktop and tablet. As part of this feature, users can text, access an intranet and use corporate address books via a work browser. There are a host of security features that would appeal to the enterprise, but potentially not the user. This is primarily making this smartphone really appealing for the enterprise community.
The real key to BlackBerry rise was its special capabilities to handle mobile email and this is where this smartphone is making the overall email and messaging experience a really special one. The special screen dimensions are ideal to deliver a larger view of messages.
The Passport Keyboard
The Passport’s keyboard is definitely different from the previous BlackBerry devices, but this one is even better. This serves as a touch pad in spots, and uses software to improve accuracy and make suggestions as well. So Blackberry Passport, the keyboard has just become a little more intelligent.
Unique Document Reading
As this is a smartphone with a new form factor, the special dimensions of the Blackberry Passport can help users get a more ‘closer to desktop’ feeling than ever before. And with this feeling you get a better document or spreadsheet reading experience as well.
Even though BlackBerry 10 is designed to deliver a better experience, there are some areas that require a learning curve.
The BlackBerry Passport has got a special form factor which is quite different from any of the other smartphones. The unique shape of this smartphone makes it look bigger than it is. And technically speaking, the Passport cannot be taken as a phablet because the screen is not large enough. But the square shape of this smartphone, is at times a bit difficult to handle specially when you are trying to type from one hand. However, all said and done, Passport is definitely set to give you a strong feeling that you are holding something special and premium in your hands.
With the help of the Passport, BlackBerry has definitely got a great chance to move well inside the enterprise lines as a preferred smartphone device. Enterprise community can look at this device as a more secure way of handling the power of better computing in the hands of business users.
Other Highlights of BlackBerry Passport include:
Battery Life – The 3450 mAh battery is the largest among the top selling smartphones and phablets and, when tested against a very active user, provides up to 30 hours of mixed use. It’s our best battery power to date.
BlackBerry World – BlackBerry World showcases essential productivity apps for business professionals looking to drive efficient communications and collaboration.
Amazon Appstore – Preloaded on BlackBerry Passport, users can access popular consumer apps through the Amazon Appstore, including the latest Android games and apps, such as Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Candy Crush Saga, Pinterest, Temple Run 2 and Cut the Rope 2.
BlackBerry Assistant – The BlackBerry Assistant is BlackBerry’s first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to you based on how you interact with it – if you type, it responds silently, if you speak, it speaks back and if you activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes you might not have access to the screen.
Premium Components – The device is built for the most demanding user using durable materials mixed with top-of-the-line technology, including a Quad Core 2.2 GHZ Processor, 3 GB RAM, 13 MP OIS rear camera and 32 GB memory.
BlackBerry Natural Sound – BlackBerry Passport comes with powerful speakers and a quad microphone system that delivers a high-quality listening experience. BlackBerry Natural Sound Technology is built in to adapt Wi-Fi and cellular call sound depending upon phone position and background noise, automatically adjusting volume so you don’t have to.