Blackberry is paying iPhone users to switch to the Passport
Will cold hard cash get you to hand over your iPhone for a Blackberry?

BlackBerry wants people to switch from the iPhone 6 and other Apple handsets to the Blackberry Passport, and it's now offering a cash incentive to do so.

The smartphone maker will give up to $550 to anyone in the US or Canada who trades in their iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S or 6 for the new BlackBerry Passport handset. This "Trade-Up" program will run for a limited time only from December 1 to February 13, 2015, but it's currently only for North American customers.

To find out how much your iPhone will get you, Blackberry has created a Trade Up website. Further, Blackberry is also offering a number of Black Friday deals for its Passport and Z30 handsets in the hope of boosting the fortunes of both smartphones.

Will this move convince iPhone owners to switch or will it just look desperate? Let us know what you think.

  • Read our review of the Blackberry Passport