This Valentine's weekend, Canadian tech giant BlackBerry is offering a sweet price cut on its flagship Passport in the United States and Canada.
Those who wish to gift the square-shaped smartphone to their loved ones, this is the right time to do so as the offer won't last long. In the US, the BlackBerry Passport is available for $100 cheaper than its usual price, only for this weekend. What's more interesting is that the Passport Red edition is also part of the offer.
Interested buyers in Canada will be thrilled to learn that they have an edge over the United States in this case. In its home market, BlackBerry is offering the Passport for $125 cheaper than its original price. BlackBerry will run the discount through Monday, 16 February, after which the usual price will be applicable.
After the discount, BlackBerry Passport costs $499 in the US. The attractive red color Passport can be bought for $599. In Canada, BlackBerry Passport gets a $125 discount on its original price. The white and black Passport devices are listed for $574, down from its usual $699 price tag; while the eye-popping red Passport sells for $674 instead of $799.
"The Red BlackBerry Passport is the perfect color for the productive mobile professional who values power, performance and style. The color makes a vivid statement and this Valentine's Day, it's the perfect way to show your appreciation for someone special in your life and help them Work Wide," BlackBerry wrote.
The discounted price of Passport in the US and Canada makes it more appealing. For the price, users get a 4.5-inch square-shaped 1440 x 1440 resolution display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization and LED flash, 2MP front snapper with 3x zoom and an intuitive gesture-based navigation Touch-enabled keyboard.
BlackBerry Passport is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM expandable up to 128GB via microSD cards and runs on BlackBerry 10 OS. There's a powerful 3,450mAh non-removable battery to keep the device running for 14 hours GSM talk time.
BlackBerry Passport is also going to be available under carrier's network for the first time in the US from AT&T. There's no exact time-frame for the release, but the device will be exclusively redesigned.