Not really. This is the se edition, not the att version. So you, probably some of you – knew that whenever you clicked on the thumbnail and you’re like hey what’s, this dummy talking about that’s, clearly the se version, not an att version. Well, not everybody knows that i was on ebay. I peruse ebay all the time. Looking for blackberry stuff, because there are some that i want new in the box for my collection – so i was looking around and i stumbled across this blackberry passport esee. I already have one. I don’t know what i’m gon na do with this one. I don’t really have a need for two, but i was like yeah. That seems like a good deal. It was like 125 bucks with shipping and everything. The only thing missing is a little back plate, but i can get one of those for like five bucks. I’M. Not really worried about that, but i got it today turned it on fired it up. Lo and behold, it works just fine there’s, nothing seemably wrong with it, and i thought this would be pretty neat because yeah, i love the blackberry passport. I love the se. I remember when i bought mine like day one when it first came out, i paid like the 5.99 or whatever it was expensive and when it showed up it was like amazing. It was so amazing. It was way better than the black model that i had, and even the white model, because i had the black model, the white model i’ve had the se.
The only one i haven’t had is the red. I may pick one of those up at some point, but i thought this would be neat. Some people may have never even seen this. I have a lot of subscribers that you know like to watch my videos, maybe not necessarily the blackberry ones, but for those of you who know blackberry, you know that this is a really really nice phone and normally i see them going for around. At least three hundred dollars on ebay, so i was like maybe that maybe this is a gimmick, maybe there’s something going on. I just kind of rolled the dice, the crap shoot and i was like hey whatever 120 bucks i’ll try it so here it is the blackberry passport se, in all of its glory, arguably the best blackberry ever made. I mean pound for pound. I mean you look at what it brought to the table with power with sophistication with the big four and a half inch 1400 by 1400 resolution screen three gigs of ram 13 megapixel camera like it was. It was like the bee’s knees like it was really good. Whenever it came out, the problem was: is that people didn’t really care for this form factor? A lot of people were already off the blackberry train and they had moved on to android and apple, so had it come out, maybe a year earlier had they launched blackberry. 10, with this like it would have sold like hotcakes.
I. I truly believe that if this phone came out a little bit earlier, people would have flocked to it. I mean with what you got with the power with the performance. Blackberry 10 was much more refined than two. I mean it came with 10.2 and then upgradeable to 10.3, which was fine. I mean i really like the operating system. I thought it was very good, but when it first came out, yeah it was lacking and it didn’t have all the android app support the emulation you couldn’t sideload apks, it didn’t have the amazon app store. A lot of that stuff came later. Had that stuff been there on day one then i think we would be having a different conversation right now, because this right here, blackberry 10, was basically, i mean it’s the foundation for a lot of what you see out there in android and apple nowadays, and it Was so frustrating being a blackberry fan using this then and having all the swipe gestures and the peak and the pokes and no navigation buttons? It was really futuristic, it was really advanced and it was funny because, back in the day, everybody was like. Oh nobody. What this is not intuitive, nobody wants to use this. This is terrible just one of what they went away from the regular conventions where the buttons at people pick them up, and they don’t know what to do. There’S a lot of things that they said to, like.
Throw this under the bus – and you see this in the tech community all the time, especially in like the major like news level stuff as soon as they get something, if there’s something that’s different, that isn’t like on an apple phone or a samsung they’re like instantly And just throw it off to the side: blackberry was the whipping boy for a long time they killed. Blackberry lg then became the whipping boy they killed that so i don’t know maybe now it’s oneplus, but blackberry still holds a place in a lot of people’s hearts and people really like the brand we’re still waiting on the new onward mobility blackberry to come out. It’S gon na have a physical keyboard, android 5g, all that good stuff. Hopefully it gets here soon, but yeah i’ve always loved the passport. I took a gamble on this one. I mean there’s like a couple little like micro abrasions, that you can’t even see unless you hit it just right with the light. Clearly, the person that had this carried it without a screen protector on it, but they took really good care of it and there’s no issues with it. Really it runs just fine, so i am going to set it up. Put my blackberry id on there and i am going to make some more content moving forward about what to kind of expect as we transition to the end of life with blackberry 10 in january of 2022, which will get here faster than we want to so there’s.
A lot of stuff still to be discussed with regard to blackberry 10. What things will look like moving forward, especially with the impact of a t and t mobile, shutting off their 2g and 3g, and these phones not supporting voiceover lte, but amazing phone? If you still have one use it, while you can enjoy it, because we don’t know how much longer we’re really going to be able to enjoy these with as much function as they have for making phone calls and text messages. But if you still want to use it as a wi fi device after you know, january gets here. There are still some things that we can do to. You know, have fun with them and enjoy keeping the phone around. But at this point in time, yeah it’s not something i’m going to use as a daily driver, but it’s still a really cool phone. I really like it, and i thought this would be cool – give an opportunity to show it off. So some new people can check out the blackberry passport. Se see this great piece of blackberry history that really was cutting edge when it came out and still today, people love it so much. I mean who couldn’t love this it’s amazing, but that’s. All that i’ve got. Hopefully you enjoyed the video; hopefully you knew that this was a blackberry passport se and not an att version from the thumbnail. Whenever i called it that in the title uh i i just thought it would be fun either way.
I i bought it as an att passport that’s, what the guy had it listed as but anyway, that’s all i’ve got. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down in the comment section i’ll get back with you.