Spend enough time on Kjiji and Craigslist and you’re guaranteed to find some weird and interesting stuff. Case in point, late last night CrackBerry EiC Chris Parsons, better known as @Bla1ze, spotted a bit of BlackBerry history on Kijiji.
An individual from London, Ontario claims they have in their possession a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition smartphone with Android pre-installed on it. The poster says the phone was given to them by a BlackBerry employee. Better yet, they’re willing to part with the device for a mere $260 CAD.
Of course, the device could be a fake, or even if it does work, it’s likely stuck on whatever version of Android it is currently on — in this case, probably Lollipop. Moreover, if enough people express interest in the device, its final price is likely to rise.
As CrackBerry notes, prior to the release of the Priv, a number of Passport Silver Edition leaks pointed to it being the first BlackBerry phone to launch with Android. However, as we know now, the phone was something of a test bed for BlackBerry, a stepping stone to devices like the Priv and DTEK50.