BlackBerry 2004 meets 2014: 7290 versus Passport

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Passport vs 7910 comparison Gbenro


So, I stole the above photograph from Gbenro who got the opportunity to have a BlackBerry 7290 and the 2014 Passport side by side. Someone walked into his office to complain that his BlackBerry isn’t working and produced the 7290. Odd that someone still uses a 7290 in 2014.

Look how far we have come. It is a 2004 device (10 years old!) with a 2.6-inch display, 32 MB internal storage, no card slot, and 4 MB RAM. Feel free to compare that with the Passport’s specs.


Classic photograph, if you ask me.


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  1. You’d be surprised at the number of people who still use older phones in 2014. I see them all of the time. Someone recently pulled out a Samsung D500 in front of me on public transport to make a call. I’ve even seen a Nokia 6210 and a few weeks ago a Nokia 3310. I was too polite to take my phone out to sneak a pic of the awesome sight.

    If it ain’t broke and still works, doesn’t need changing does it?

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