BlackBerry is offering its popular Passport device at a discount this Spring. The offer that started yesterday will run until April 12. Users can buy the device at a 20% discount and then choose from black, white or silver editions.
Big discounts on Passport and accessories
BlackBerry is offering a price break of $99.80 on the black and white models of the Passport, after which they will be available for $399.20, while the silver edition is available at a discounted price of $439.20. The earlier price was $549. All the Passport devices are unlocked and are compatible with the T-Mobile and AT&T networks.
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The Canadian firm is offering a 30% discount on accessories as well. The hard shell case, which had an original price of $34.99, is available for $24.49, while the Classic Sync Pad previously sold at $29.99 but is available for just $20.99.
BlackBerry is offering discounts on accessories for other devices as well. Earlier, the Priv’s Leather Smart Flip Case was priced at $59.99, and now it is available at a discounted price of $41.99. The company has put a number of headsets on sale as well.
The BlackBerry Passport has a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440X1440. It is powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset and runs on a powerful quad-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. The device has 3GB of RAM and comes with built-in storage of 32GB, of which 25GB is available. The device sports a 13MP rear-facing camera, while the front camera is 2MP. The device comes with a powerful 3450mAh battery and has BB10.3 pre-installed on it.
End of BlackBerry OS near
Last week, Facebook decided to drop support for BlackBerry’s mobile OS. The app will soon disappear from BlackBerry World, and users will then need to visit the social network’s website to access it. BlackBerry’s platform is expected to come to an end eventually, and this is the latest in a series of developments that point towards that development.
WhatsApp also shared its plans to discontinue its BlackBerry 10 and BBOS apps by the end of the year. With this, two of the most popular apps in the world will go off the company’s roster. BlackBerry’s platform is too weak when compared to rival mobile operating systems. The company knows this, and that’s why it has shifted its focus to Android.