Only 50 units of the limited edition BlackBerry Passport will be made available.
BlackBerry may be having trouble convincing consumers of why they should buy the company’s new devices, but BlackBerry Passport has certainly received a lot of attention thanks to its unique form factor and physical keyboard. Now, the ailing Canadian manufacturer is offering yet another reason to buy the Passport with the Black and Gold limited edition of the device.
Sadly, those looking to get their hands on actual gold will be disappointed. The limited edition uses gold-colored stainless steel on the sides instead of a proper gold coating, though it still makes the phone look even cooler than the standard variant. BlackBerry has, however, thrown in a nice calf leather back cover, which should offer solid ergonomics and feel while still supporting features like NFC and “message notifications and automatic power saving.”
Since the limited edition doesn’t have real gold on it, it’s not priced very high. Interested folks will have to shell out only $899 to get the BlackBerry Passport Limited Edition. However, availability will be extremely limited – the phone is already out of stock on the BlackBerry store in the US, though it’s possible more stock will be made available if the company sees enough interest in the device.