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Tech reporter explains why she dumped her iPhone for the ‘sexy’ BlackBerry Passport

Published Nov 4th, 2014 2:30PM EST
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We’ve heard the BlackBerry Passport described as many things, but this might be the first time we’ve heard someone call it “sexy” before. There’s a first time for everything, however, and BlackBerry has posted an interview with Tamarta Clarke, a tech reporter based in the Middle East who explains why she’s given up her iPhone and has instead decided to go with the “sexy” BlackBerry Passport.

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First, Clarke weighs in against some criticisms of the device that claim it’s too big and bulky for the average person to use comfortably.

“The BlackBerry Passport hasn’t felt awkward or oversized,” she explains. “In fact, I’d be more prone to describe the Passport as ‘sexy.’ I recall tweeting that I needed anew pair of black Christian Louboutins to complement my new gadget. The only interference I’ve noted is from having long fingernails. I usually keep my nails short, but as they’ve grown out, I’ve had to be more deliberate when using the keyboard. Other than that, it isn’t too big or masculine.”

The reference to the phone being “too masculine” is important because a previous reviewer who also said he was a Passport fan said the device was so big that several of his female friends and colleagues said they would never use it. For Clarke, however, it seems the size is just right.

Elsewhere, Clarke explains that the Passport “has added mobility to my document management” since “there are tasks I used to do exclusively on my laptop that I can now complete from the Passport, like adding information to a spreadsheet.”

The whole interview is worth reading and can be found at the source link below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.