AT&T to Carry BlackBerry Redesigned Passport

AT&T - United States

Blackberry Passport was released back in October but failed to get carriers’ support in the United States. There was a time when Blackberry devices were supported by all the top four carriers few years back. Now the second largest carrier of the nation AT&T has announced that it will be exclusively carrying the BlackBerry Passport. But the BlackBerry Passport we are talking about will have rounded edges unlike the sharp corners that the original BlackBerry sports. The phone has been redesigned at the request of AT&T.

Blackberry Passport drew more than two hundred thousand orders early on but the company went quiet over the last few months. John Chen, CEO BlackBerry, said at a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, “AT&T wanted rounded corners. Some of us are more square. No other reason than that.” AT&T has decided to sell the phone for $199 with a 2-year contract.  According to GSM Arena, BlackBerry Classic will also be available on AT&T’s network. The carrier will sell it for $49.99 with a 2-year contract or $419.99 without a contract.

Verizon Wireless also has plans to carry the classic but have not provided any details. In terms of specs the redesigned Passport is similar to the original Passport. It features a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 screen, 2.2 GHZ quad-core processor, 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera and full QWERTY keyboard. AT&T has not said anything about the availability of the phone. AT&T customers will have to wait bit longer to get their favorite devices.


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