Middle East-based tech lifestyle journalist, Tamara Clarke, has reconsidered her use of an Apple iPhone. Clarke decided to make the transition back to BlackBerry. She admitted in an interview with Inside BlackBerry, that her first love was a BlackBerry Curve. Her new found love is the BlackBerry Passport.
“Initially, I was drawn to the innovative, square-ish shape of the BlackBerry Passport. The concept of a larger smartphone that let me “work wide” as opposed to “work narrow” piqued my interest. After having it and discovering it’s packed with features that are useful for businesses and consumers, I think it will do well,” Clarke said, when asked about the reason to revert back to BlackBerry.
And Clarke doesn’t feel the Passport is too masculine or awkward to use. “The BlackBerry Passport hasn’t felt awkward or oversized. In fact, I’d be more prone to describe the Passport as “sexy.” I recall tweeting that I needed a new 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,” said Clarke.
Clarke has been able to utilize the Passport to keep working while away from her office or computer. “The BlackBerry Passport has added mobility to my document management. 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,” she said.
She says she hasn’t experienced any faults with the BlackBerry Passport, but would like to see an expansion of native apps.
The Passport has been well received from her friends and followers. The BlackBerry Passport “was launched in the Middle East and North Africa region the same week another notable smartphone maker released a new line of devices. I attended both events and posted pictures and facts about both phones on Instagram. The photos of the BlackBerry Passport outperformed its competitor; the black model received 63% more likes on Instagram, while the white Passport received 69% more likes than the other manufacturer’s phone posted that week,” claimed Clarke.
Check out the full interview of Tamara Clarke and see why she ditched her iPhone on Inside BlackBerry here.