BlackBerry Passport (redesigned!) and Classic launching soon on AT&T

BlackBerry Passport (redesigned!) and Classic launching soon on AT&T
While the BlackBerry Passport has been available to buy (unlocked) since last year, it’s only now that a US carrier is revealing plans to offer it. AT&T today announced that it would exclusively offer a redesigned BlackBerry Passport - though it doesn’t yet have a launch date to give us. The carrier says that more details will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

What’s that part about “redesigned”? Well, the original Passport is a bit too sharp around the corners, but the AT&T variant has smooth curves that certainly give it a distinct look. Design aside, the refreshed BlackBerry Passport isn’t different from the original model, thus featuring a 4.5-inch display with 1440 x 1440 pixels, 13 MP rear camera, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space.

AT&T will sell the Passport for $199.99 on contract, or $649.99 with no annual commitment. Additionally, you’ll be able to get the handset for $0 down on AT&T’s Next plans (starting at $21.67 per month).

Besides launching the Passport, AT&T will also offer the BlackBerry Classic sometime soon. Naturally, this will be cheaper than the Passport, costing $49.99 on contract, or $419.99 with no annual commitment.

You can find out more about the two BlackBerry handsets by reading our BlackBerry Passport review here, and our BlackBerry Classic review here.

Take a look at the redesigned Passport below and let us know if you like it better than the original model.


source: AT&T (1, 2)

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Passport
  • Display 4.5" 1440 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Classic
  • Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Was hoping it would be redesigned from that horrible boxy looking design and into something more compact and usable.

6. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Like it would've matter to you what the device looked like. If it ain't Apple branded, then it is a crappy phone in your books.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

First butthurt comment. Get over it I've used other phones besides the iPhone.

9. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Let me guess. Nokia 3310?

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wrong

14. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

No one really cares what you were hoping. You're a joke around here Mxy. The biggest troll on this site. You're only good for a few laughs and pathetic statements.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

U mad bro?

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Oh wow. Such a witty retort. However will I recover from such a brilliant display of words as, "You mad bro"? Said like the clown you are.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stop whining over opinions

37. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Stop trolling and calling it your "opinion".

34. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I think the new design is pretty sexy.

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nice to see some Blackberries State-side...

3. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

About time it hate the states, would've loved to have it for Tmobile but nooooo Tmobile was being buddy buddy with Apple and lost there contract.....

5. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What are you talking about? T-mobile offers the best devices out there, whether it's an Apple or Android device. Now it is on BB to get back on track and give us the customers great devices so that it'll force the carriers to offer them to us.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Actually he's right. T-MO openly offered customers to get out of their BlackBerrys and it pissed Chen off. He then proceeded to tell T-MO to f*ck off. Can't blame him for maintaining his pride.

21. Rager722 unregistered

Actually At&t offers the best devices, Tmo is second then Verizon

26. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Be that as it may, but Tmo used to be the top company of BB users before offering them credit to drop their BB and get an iPhone, thus loosing the rights to sell BB, possibly ever again

40. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

T-Mobile has never been top of anything, much less the top BlackBerry carrier. BB is a business device and T-Mobile has the least enterprise/corporate customers out of the big 3 carriers by a long shot. As mentioned above, BB dropped TMO due to Legere's shady marketing practices.

4. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I've held the Passport bunch of times, and i never felt that it is sharp on the edges. On the contrary, i felt that the edges on this device fits it well, since it give you confidence that you won't be dropping your phone that easily. For a device that wide, BB made a great job with the rubbery back and those metal edges to give a pleasant experience while holding the phone.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You =/= someone else Just because you don't think that doesn't mean someone else doesn't. World doesn't revolve around you.

10. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

Neither does it revolve around you. He simply stated his opinion, which he is entitled to. Personally the passport does not appeal to me, but at the same time I'm sure there are many people who are happy with it.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And I simply stated mine which I'm entitled to. Maybe you should remind bobbydigital before he complain about my opinion.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nor does it revolve around you. But you continue to think your comments are anything more than meaningless drivel to be laughed at.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"He simply stated his opinion, which he is entitled to."

23. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Yes. "HE" is entitled to your opinion. You, however, who troll like its a new religion, aren't entitled to your opinion. No one likes nor cares for the opinion of a troll like you.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wasn't aware that I cared about what you had to say. You're not a very good troll.

36. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you're the best troll on PA. Still trolling in the New Year and still oblivious enough to think whatbyou do isn't trolling.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I haven't held the Passport but it's dimensionally identical in width and thickness as the LG Intuition so it shouldn't be uncomfortable to hold or use. I'd love to give it a whirl and see if it's worth giving up my L1520.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I've personally never had a problem with my Passport and it's "sharp" corners, but to each his/her own. I'm just happy that AT&T finally got on the ball with releasing the device, but I suspect the hold up is attributed to the design change. I'm eager to see how well-received the Passport and Classic will be received on AT&T and if it's marketed well.

15. shinywindow unregistered

iphone suks ass

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