The BlackBerry Passport is easily one of our favourite phones of the year, shoving top-of-the-range specs in an unashamedly weird body with a square display and three-row physical keyboard.
It remains to be seen if consumers will pay much attention, but BlackBerry is doing its damnedest to tout its latest and greatest, with an iPhone "Trade Up" program offering up to $600. Er, in North America, at least.
BlackBerry’s Passport iPhone trade-in incentive runs from December 1, Monday next week, through to February 13 next year.
The Canadian manufacturer has assigned a trade-in value for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, and in any case, you’ll also get a $200 BlackBerry Top-Up: that’s $200 towards the price of a Passport.
More specifically, the iPhone 4S comes in at a modest $100; in the unlikely event that you want to get rid of your iPhone 6 (already?!), you’ll get $400.
Of course, those values are strictly estimates, with the actual amount given depending on the condition of your phone. Don’t expect $240 for your iPhone 5 if it has a cracked screen and refuses to turn on.
BlackBerry Passport specs include a 4.5in display (1440 x 1440), Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 3,450mAh battery, and 13MP rear camera, and while reviews have been mixed, the unorthodox device has generally been praised for its display and battery life.
At the time of writing, there’s no mention of a similar incentive for UK consumers, but would you be interested in trading in your iPhone for a BlackBerry Passport? Let us know below.