The BlackBerry Passport—that square-ish delight with a full QWERTY keyboard—is going to be offered exclusively at AT&T, though BlackBerry didn’t reveal the exact date it’ll be available. This one, however, will be slightly redesigned: instead of a more squared design, the AT&T version will be more rounded, making the obscenely awkward footprint more manageable.
The official wording in the release says the more rounded Passport will be available in the “coming weeks.” Vague! But at least BlackBerry fans know they can soon try out the company’s quirky but charming smartphone. That is if the BlackBerry Classic doesn’t strike your fancy.
For a quick refresher, the Passport comes equipped with a 4.5-inch full HD square screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1, a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, 3450mAh battery and 32GB of internal storage. It also sports some cool features, like BlackBerry Blend, along with BlackBerry Assistant. It’s not necessarily designed to draw people away from Android and iOS, but it’s certainly enticing for longtime BlackBerry fans.
When the device is made available, customers will be able to pick it up for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan at $21.67 per month with AT&T next 24, or $199 with a two-year agreement. Additionally, it’ll be offered off-contract for $649.99 and with an AT&T Next 18 or AT&T Next 12 plan for $27.09 per month and $32.50 per month, respectively.