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BlackBerry CEO: 200,000 BlackBerry Passports Sold; Already Sold Out

by Todd Haselton | September 26, 2014September 26, 2014 9:00 am PDT

BlackBerry announced and began selling its latest flagship smartphone, the BlackBerry Passport, on Wednesday. Apparently there’s considerable demand for the new smartphone, according to statements made by the company’s CEO John Chen recently.

During BlackBerry’s fiscal second quarter 2015 earnings call on Friday, CEO John Chen said BlackBerry has already sold more than 200,000 units through Amazon and the company’s own website. As of the publication of this post, Amazon is still reporting that the unlocked model of the phone, which retails for $599.99, is temporarily out of stock. It’s also unavailable on BlackBerry’s site, suggesting that there was a good deal of pent up demand but perhaps not enough supply available for everyone who’s trying to get the new device.

The BlackBerry Passport is indeed an impressive new smartphone, particularly for the enterprise market where it’s targeted, and it features BlackBerry’s famous QWERTY keyboard, a 4.5-inch square display with a 1440 x 1440-pixel resolution and more. We’ll be bringing you our full review in the coming days.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...