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BlackBerry Passport now available in red

Fancy a red Passport? What do you mean all passports are red – we’re talking about the BlackBerry phone, with the scarlet version (an alternative to the plain black or white) only being available in the US thus far.

Well, now you can get yourself a red handset at certain online retailers in the UK, as spotted by Digital Spy – namely Amazon, Clove, Mobile Phones Direct and Unlocked Mobiles. This is while stocks last, as there’s a limited quantity of the red Passports out there (in a blog post, Clove noted there are “very few about”).

You will pay a premium for your flash red colour, though – for example, at Clove you can currently bag the plain black Passport, or the white coloured one, for £420, whereas the red model will set you back £525. Ouch – that’s no minor price bump.

Still, a black phone won’t match your Ferrari, now, will it? Unless it’s a black Ferrari, ahem…

Anyhow, the Passport itself is a well-specced device, though probably too quirky for many folks with its square shape. It offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.2GHz quad-core CPU with 3GB of RAM, and plenty of power along with battery life and a great display.

But BlackBerry handsets are rapidly vanishing beasts these days…

Darren Allan
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Darran has over 25 years of experience in digital and magazine publishing as a writer and editor. He's also an author, having co-written a novel published by Little, Brown (Hachette UK). He currently writes news, features and buying guides for TechRadar, and occasionally other Future websites such as T3 or Creative Bloq and he's a copy editor for TechRadar Pro. Darrran has written for a large number of tech and gaming websites/magazines in the past, including Web User and ComputerActive. He has also worked at IDG Media, having been the Editor of PC Games Solutions and the Deputy Editor of PC Home.