I'm wondering if anyone know if and when Rogers will put up the device reservation page up for the new Blackberry passport? According to the information going around, the device will be launched on Sept 24, and available in Canada on October 1st.
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How is it that the Blackberry Passport was launched almost two weeks ago yet no one at Rogers either over the telephone or at Rogers stores can tell me anything about when this device will be available? There is absolutely no marketing for the Passport in any Rogers store, nor is there a demo in any of the 5 different Rogers stores that I have visited. Everyone I have spoken to at Rogers is completely CLUELESS when it comes to anything to do with the BB Passport. Rogers employees being clueless is not something new so i guess I shouldn't be surprised! I sent a tweet to Blackberry and they reply that it's the carrier's responsibility to stock the device. I tweet Rogers and they replied that it's Blackberry's responsibility (or fault). There are people like myself eagerly waiting to purchase this device but Rogers is too busy pushing iphones to care.
Make no mistake, the responsibility lies entirely on Rogers to carry the phone. For Rogers to say that it's BlackBerry's responsibility is absurd.
If BlackBerry had its way, every carrier in every country would carry its phones. If BlackBerry is to held accountable for anything in this situation, it would perhaps be not having enough stock on hand at launch to ensure that every carrier gets some units. That being said, it's still up to Rogers to educate its sales staff about what the Passport is all about and that clearly hasn't happened.
I predict that once Rogers gets some stock, it'll offer it online only (but that's just a guess).
I believe our Resident Expert @Meowmix is from the Toronto area so hopefully he can shed some light on this subject. I still think it'll be available online only but I'm willing to be corrected if I'm wrong.