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What it’s like for an iPhone 6 user to switch to the BlackBerry Passport

Published Apr 1st, 2015 11:52AM EDT

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It’s always fun to read about iPhone users switching to Android and vice-versa, but now we’ve stumbled across something that really provides a big contrast: Namely, an iPhone 6 owner who was forced to switch to the BlackBerry Passport.

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PhoneDog’s Cam Bunton, in a post highlighted by BlackBerry, explains that he had to switch to the Passport while covering Mobile World Congress earlier this month after he found that his iPhone 6 couldn’t get data connectivity while he was in Spain.

“In the UK, my iPhone 6 is my primary device, but it didn’t want to play nice with the networks in Barcelona for some reason, so I switched my main SIM in to the BlackBerry Passport,” he explains. “And it was awesome. For replying to emails and setting up meetings on the move, I loved having the keyboard and the insane battery life.”

He didn’t stick with the Passport once he got back home, however, and he still used his iPhone 6 as his primary device when he was back at his hotel room and had Wi-Fi connectivity.

That said, BlackBerry doesn’t seem to mind since it would love for professionals to think of the Passport as a possible second device that they use for work while still owning iPhones for fun.

“For anyone enduring a grueling challenge where they need the very best in reliable mobile productivity, you just can’t go wrong with a BlackBerry smartphone,” the company writes in highlighting Bunton’s post.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at BGR.com 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.

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