iPhone 6 vs. BlackBerry Passport, An Account

iPhone 6 vs. BlackBerry Passport, An Account
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The differences between the BlackBerry and the iPhone are far more pronounced than the more common Android-iPhone comparison, and tech journalist Cam Bunton of PhoneDog has written an account of how he was forced to use a BlackBerry Passport while abroad.

Keyboard and better battery life a boon

The story begins with the intrepid journalist setting off to cover Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month, where he quickly realized that his iPhone 6 could not get data connectivity over Spanish networks.

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“In the UK, my iPhone 6 is my primary device, but it didn’t want to play nice with the networks in Barcelona for some reason, so I switched my main SIM in to the BlackBerry Passport,” he said. “And it was awesome. For replying to emails and setting up meetings on the move, I loved having the keyboard and the insane battery life.”

Later in the article he admits that he did not use the BlackBerry Passport while he was in his hotel room, where his iPhone 6 was able to connect to the on-site WiFi network. Neither did he continue using the Passport when he returned to the UK.

BlackBerry highlights the article

However that did not stop BlackBerry flagging up the article as a triumph for the company. They are seemingly happy that professionals consider the Passport as a useful secondary device to be used for work, while still using an iPhone for leisure.

“For anyone enduring a grueling challenge where they need the very best in reliable mobile productivity, you just can’t go wrong with a BlackBerry smartphone,” the company writes, referring to Bunton’s post.

The combination of a BlackBerry device for work and an iPhone for play is a common one among U.S. government employees. If someone had managed to convince Hillary Clinton of the merits of having two devices, she might not be dealing with an ongoing controversy over the security of her emails which could potentially affect a possible presidential bid from the former Secretary of State.

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  1. To all the commentators to the different forums. When will Apple start to copy the BlackBerry passport? Are there anyone there will take a guess?

  2. With BlackBerry as the first choice. There are no second choice. BlackBerry is the best smartphone currently available on the market. Bar none.