BlackBerry Passport and Classic Finally Available at AT&T


Months after its launch, the BlackBerry Passport – along with the Classic – will now be available at AT&T. So far, AT&T is the only U.S. carrier to offer the uniquely shaped Passport.

As of February 20, the Passport and BlackBerry Classic will be available for purchase in-store and online. The Passport will cost $200 with a two-year contract, or $650 without. The more traditionally styled BlackBerry Classic will be available for $50 on a two-year contract, or $420 without a contract.

Over the past few years, BlackBerry has been gradually shifting its focus towards business-class software and services. After the failure of last year’s BlackBerry 10 operating system, the company has been fighting to make a comeback. These two smartphones will prove critical in keeping BlackBerry in the mobile game.

BlackBerry’s Passport, which features a 4.5-inch square display and triple row of physical keys, has been redesigned for AT&T to have more rounded edges. The Classic has a more familiar design and shape, and will appeal to long-time BlackBerry fans. While the Passport is an AT&T exclusive, Verizon Wireless has said it will also carry the Classic but has yet to release details.