It’s August, and it’s been four months since I picked up my brand spanking new BlackBerry Passport. Now the last few months before receiving it, it's been pretty tough. I've been walking into carriers’ stores and playing with the demo units on display. It’s been tough in the sense that I've had to be resilient to the negative perception and comments that have generally been made regarding BlackBerry and its devices.
I must say I stood firm,and in the process I've taught a few people along the way about BlackBerry and more especially about BlackBerry 10.
Why BlackBerry someone asked? Well the answer is pretty simple; they make the best devices in the market. That’s a bold statement because their devices do not limit me to do all the social stuff but can’t do what matters the most, that is do work. I have had a few BlackBerry handsets, with the Bold 8900 being my first, followed by the Bold 9900, the Z10 and Z30 and now the Passport.
As I write this article using the capacitive keyboard on the Passport, the intelligent software on BlackBerry 10 has learned to predict what I'm going to say, further supporting BlackBerry’s claim how their hand sets are for those individuals who are serious about productivity and want to get more done. BlackBerry is known for its best in class keyboards and the Passport takes this to a whole new level. The big screen and how everything is baked into the OS and how it works so well together, how intuitive and how true multitasking is achieved on BlackBerry 10 is unrivaled.
I am one of those individuals who use their Smartphone to get work done; it's not a toy but an important productive tool. That's what BlackBerry stands for, it's what it is!
With a BlackBerry I can look sexy and be productive all at the same time, when people look at my BlackBerry Passport they are amazed at how quickly I'm able to instantly reply to a message while busy whipping up an email and attaching a document and responding to a Facebook post without having to leave what I'm doing. No other OS can do it as well and as efficiently as BlackBerry 10. This is not an app launcher it's a productive tool that allows me to do more without any restrictions. The BlackBerry HUB, is a true genius. It is a unified communication center where all my messages come in to help me work faster and more efficiently and without never having to miss a beat.
I can also work wide and view documents, spreadsheets, maps and websites without having use landscape mode; I am not confined to the narrow world of other smartphones that do not allow me to see a wider view of what is on the screen.
There is nothing more liberating than the ability to leave my laptop at home and having that one device to get me through the day and not having to worry how I will not be able to be productive. The awesome battery life gets me through the day even with heavy use and I never have to worry about my phone dying on me. These are just one of the many things that it does better than any other smartphones available out there.
My BlackBerry Passport is my one tool, which helps me work harder, smarter and safely because I'm serious about what I do. Like the real Passport it allows me to go far and beyond the restricted boundaries. For an unrivaled productivity experience I went ‘BLACK’ and never went back because this BlackBerry is my passport to Smartphone pleasure!