AT&T and BlackBerry have confirmed at CES 2015 in Las Vegas that the carrier would be selling the new BlackBerry Passport soon enough. Since that date hasn’t arrived yet, we are speculating that since we’re at the end of January, a February release by the American carrier would be appreciated and likely. The BlackBerry Passport has proven its worth in the few months since it’s been launched, especially with the limited edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport units selling out in a matter of hours.
The BlackBerry Passport is an innovative, albeit unconventional device which comes with a square display, QWERTY keys and an overall square design. For AT&T, the Canadian company decided to redesign the phone so that customers would feel a bit better about buying the phone. The AT&T BlackBerry Passport hasn’t changed too much from the original, aside from the rounded edges that have replaced the squared-off finish of the original.
While availability is not clear, AT&T and BlackBerry did address pricing, so we know what to expect next month. You will be able to get the BlackBerry Passport for $0 down on the Next plan at $21.67 per month, or for $200 with a two year contract. You will also be able to get a contract-free version of the AT&T BlackBerry Passport for $650, which is a neat price. If there are people out there interested in a rounded BlackBerry Passport, buckle up if you’re up for an upgrade, as the handset should land at AT&T soon enough.
If you’re not very familiar with the BlackBerry Passport, you should know that it comes with a 4.5 inch display with a 1440*1400 resolution adding up to 453 ppi pixel density. Under the hood, BlackBerry 10.3 OS is powered by a Snapdragon 801 CPU, backed by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB expandable storage. You also get a 13 MP camera on the rear complete with an LED flash and optical image stabilization and a 2 MP shooter on the front. Stereo speakers and a massive 3450 mAh battery should also be of concern to an educated buyer. You will get a phone with the Amazon app store installed and if you’re dependent on Google services, you can get those going too.