It has been a while since a BlackBerry device has made waves but the Passport is changing that. Released last month the device quickly sold out after it became available. BlackBerry is actually have trouble meeting demand, which is something the company hasn’t experienced in a long time. The Passport is getting in the press for a variety of reasons including its incredible build quality. A new extreme drop test puts the Passport in situations that it may never encounter in a conventional user’s hands but it holds up very nicely.
We have already covered a BlackBerry Passport drop test video which put the device through conventional drop tests. It was concluded in that video that the Passport is really well built and is capable of withstanding more than you can put it through.
This one though is a whole different game. In this video the Passport gets thrown across a baseball field, dropped from a height of 20 feet twice, run over by a car, smacked with a hammer and still it holds up. You’ve got to hand it to BlackBerry, it has built a really sturdy device. Oh, and it doesn’t bend.
Another reason why the Passport is getting press these days is because of its quirky shape. The 4.5-inch smartphone has an unconventional square form factor with a full QWERTY keyboard that doubles as a trackpad.