BlackBerry Passport (redesigned version) and BlackBerry Classic will be launched on February 20 by AT&T

BlackBerry Passport (redesigned version) and BlackBerry Classic will be launched on February 20 by AT&T
Last month, AT&T announced that it would release BlackBerry's Passport and Classic smartphones, without mentioning specific launch dates. Now, the second largest US mobile carrier revealed that both the Passport and Classic will be available to buy starting this Friday, February 20.

As previously reported, AT&T's BlackBerry Passport looks different: it's been redesigned with smooth curves, instead of the sharp corners of the original model. But it's the same device inside, packing a 4.5-inch display with 1440 x 1440 pixels, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 3450 mAh battery. AT&T will offer the Passport for $199.99 on contract, $649.99 with no commitment, or starting at $0 down on AT&T Next plans.

The Classic will obviously be more affordable: $49.99 on contract, or $419.99 without agreement.

We already reviewed the BlackBerry Passport, as well as the BlackBerry Classic, so check the reviews here and here if you want to find out more about the two smartphones.

Do you plan to buy the Passport or the Classic from AT&T? Let us know in the comments below!


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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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17 Comments

1. jessicahogan38

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

I like the curved edges, looks more comfortable to hold.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Design still doesn't look ergonomic enough for me.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That's fine, this handset isn't meant for general consumers. I can't stand reading Excel reports on a 16:9 display, talk about bad ergonomics. This is a work phone. Think of it as a Diesel dually pick-up truck. Large, hard to park, can't take it through the drive-thru without turning off the engine. But it will pull that backhoe during the week and that 29' center console on weekends. I much prefer fishing than watching Netflix, but I'm in Miami. We get to do that year-round.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes for business individuals that design is perfect. I Like how sharp that screen is. I Wouldn't mind a more current Z10 like phone.

3. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Wow the passport looks real nice

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

About time, AT&T! You finally got on the ball with releasing these two great handsets.

8. Donbenie

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

The Passport is not looking bad..

9. TrapLord

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Am I the only one who doesn't like this new blackberry smartphones? The Passport looks really uncomfortable to me...

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's definitely not for everyone. It's geared towards enterprise users. The average consumer will find this device awkward. Enterprise users and users in regulated industries will find this device quite effective for their line of work.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's definitely not the phone to take to watch the kids' soccer practice. It's a work phone. If you've ever used Remote Desktop then tried BlackBerry Link, you'd understand. The Passport has a "virtual" mouse built into the keyboard.

14. TrapLord

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Okey BlackBerryBoys, relax. It's not that good. Don't talk like if you know what all enterprise users think, becaus i'm one of them and I don't like it, i found it weird. In "my" opinion (not the opinion of all users) a smartphone with a phisical keyboard its never gonna work, it takes space from the display and other posible components, just see that they are now trying to make it tinier. And "for me" once you get used to the tactic keyboard (it doesn't take much) works really well, even better than the phisical. Not saying that the blackberry keyboard is bad, it's just not worth it. Just lets see how profit they make with this phone for master enterprise users like you :) PD: BlackBerry, let the keyboard go, let it fly away :)

15. yepyep23

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Totally agree...

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

First: Before you insult someone, you should learn to spell correctly. If you are what passes for an enterprise user today, then the company you work for must be in a sorry state. Second: Learn to phrase a sentence. I found it very hard to read your comment without thinking a 6 year old posted it. Third: At least you were smart (I use the term loosely) enough to say that you don't speak for all enterprise users. BlackBerry has over 60% market share in enterprise, so it's more than a safe bet to say that the majority of BlackBerry enterprise users prefer a physical keyboard. Fourth: It's a "virtual keyboard", not a "tactic" one that you are trying (and failed miserably at, by the way) to reference. Again, it's really hard to believe you are an adult, much less an enterprise user. Fourth: BlackBerry fans prefer BlackBerry's iconic physical keyboard. It's amazing, and works much better than a virtual or capacitive one. Fifth: CLASS DISMISSED.

17. farrid

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

You talk like your a know it all and you know nothing. The BlackBerry Passport rocks and the keyboard is amazing with the tools and touch sensitive keyboard it makes typing essays a snap. The keyboard and wide screen makes it totally worth it so I don't know what play store you get your games from lol. Your just so used to your candy bar phone you can't imagine anything else and are not capable of learning anything new obviously. As far as profits your just trying to set it up to fail with your own parameters comparing BlackBerry's Passport sales to samsung or other. This will be a slow climb back and when new large phones originally came out people said, "who would want that?". Now the same is being said about this odd shaped device which actually works perfectly. It took me one month to master but I can smoke you in any typing contest hands down. That's with no errors as well. TROLL!!!

18. farrid

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Would like lso point out that we always hve the same size screen cause we don't have to deal with a keyboard popping up taking up hf the screen when we need to input info and can't see where the hell we are on the page anymore. We get to view the web page the way it was designed and intended for computers screens, laptops, notebooks, ipads and all other tablets. You my friend are the odd one looking at the web in a candybar column cramped and cluttered. Enjoy!

12. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I almost bought the unlocked version while it was on sale for $500 this weekend. But I decided to wait until I could actually hold one in my hand. I guess AT&T is only getting one color?

13. RScorpious

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Yes. I'm looking forward to seeing and buying one. Sometimes you need a little workhorse.

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