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  • Blackberry Introduces The Passport and Takes a Jab at iPhone 6 Plus Bending Controversy


    Blackberry officially launched its new Passport device today and has joined in on the iPhone bashing. John Chen, Blackberry’s new CEO from November, took a jab at Apple reiterating recent news circulating the web regarding bending of the iPhone 6 Plus. At the Toronto event, he said to his business customers “I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport.” Apple has yet to address this issue even with the trending hashtag #bendgate on Twitter. Although Chen did not specifically out Apple’s iPhone, everyone knows bending of a phone has to do with Apple’s new 6 Plus device.

    Blackberry’s new tactic is to gear their devices towards the business and professional market as opposed to targeting general consumers like Apple. Apple has mainly taken over the smartphone market ever since its launch years ago. Those who remember, almost everyone wanted to own a Blackberry device just a few years ago with their most popular feature, ‘BBM’. However, that has changed drastically in the last 7 years or so. It wasn’t long ago that rumors were going around saying Blackberry was going bankrupt.

    Have you chimed in on the #Bendgate trend? Let us know in the comments below.

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Blackberry Introduces The Passport and Takes a Jab at iPhone 6 Plus Bending Controversy started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      That shape though! How do you even use it?
    1. nudge2232's Avatar
      nudge2232 -
      “I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport.”
      I would challenge Blackberry to sell even one of these new Passport devices. 2001 called... it wants its physical keypad back.
      Go home Blackberry. You're no longer relevant.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Neat calculator.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      lol
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      I think they are really grasping at straws there...
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by nudge2232 View Post
      I would challenge Blackberry to sell even one of these new Passport devices. 2001 called... it wants its pysical keypad back.
      Go home Blackberry. You're no longer relevant.
      I've heard retro's coming back in style! You never know, they might sell 5.
    1. Bulldog5278's Avatar
      Bulldog5278 -
      I don't usually get involved with this sort of stuff,but come on Blackberry what gives you the right to bash Apple,you've dropped of the mobile radar and then come back with that heinous thing/passport back to where you belong"under a rock"I can get my head around Apple/Android conflicts,at least they've kept in the game,makes me lmao😂😂😂
    1. BUcLAo69's Avatar
      BUcLAo69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nudge2232 View Post
      I would challenge Blackberry to sell even one of these new Passport devices. 2001 called... it wants its pysical keypad back.
      Go home Blackberry. You're no longer relevant.
      Lols... I agree and what the hell is that thing and what the hell is a Passport SMH.....
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      It hurts to look at that thing. What were they thinking? It looks like something out of the 80's.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Neat calculator.
      I thought the same thing when I saw it not very practical in my opinion
    1. nakedcrook's Avatar
      nakedcrook -
      I heard that the accompanying device for this phone is a time machine that can only go back to 1999.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by nakedcrook View Post
      I heard that the accompanying device for this phone is a time machine that can only go back to 1999.
      I think '99 is a bit too recent.
    1. raul1978's Avatar
      raul1978 -
      Really, come on what in the world is that? Time to close them out
    1. jibaro3's Avatar
      jibaro3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Neat calculator.
      Lol yeap
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      One way to describe BlackBerry, stubborn!!!
    1. mrbaker1979's Avatar
      mrbaker1979 -
      Anything made of metal bends under enough pressure. A galaxy s5 will snap. Black sheep, I mean blackberry is the absolute last company that should bash anybody. Tim Cook is looking at that thing laughing his *** off I bet.
    1. Nerd's Avatar
      Nerd -
      C'mon give them some support here at least they're making smart phone for a long time before Apple and Samsung came in the picture and some of you here used blackberry at some point when we don't have iphone or samsung before.At least they're taking a risk making the phone not look same like other phone on the market now.I think they'making the shape like that to maintain a big screen with a physical keyboard.I will buy one to support them and I'm not an ifan or samfan or blackfan just only to support everyone equally.
    1. mrbaker1979's Avatar
      mrbaker1979 -
      That may be true, but to not really be in the "smart phone" industry anymore and try to come back with that retro looking calculator.........they have some really big cohonas taking jabs at the company that most of their former clients flocked too.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Cool, I like that calculator, where can I get one?
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      They will sell some but not sure it will be a major seller lol