AT&T To Provide BlackBerry Passport And Classic On 20 February
It was in the previous month when AT&T broke the news of them coming out with their own versions of Blackberry Passport and Blackberry Classic. Now after a long wait and a lot of users going for the unlocked versions, AT&T finally took a step ahead and announced that it would be launching its carrier-based Passport and Classic versions this coming Friday, the 20th of February.
The AT&T Passport has some features slightly redesigned which set it apart from the original model. The edges of the AT&T Passport are less pointed and have smooth rounded corners. Rest there is not any difference between the original version and the one to hit the stores this Friday. It will come with the same 4.5” screen, 3GB RAM, a microSD card slot, and a 3450 mAh battery for longer talk times.
With a new smartphone on the line, AT&T also announced its contract plans for buyers to select from. They can make a no-contract purchase for $649.99 or on a two year contract. AT&T also offers Passport with their Next plans starting from $21.67 (30 monthly installments), $27.09 (24 monthly installments) and $32.50 (20 monthly installments) – on Next 24, Next 18 and Next 12 respectively.
With the gigantic Passport, AT&T will be launching all the more traditional but revamped Blackberry Classic. Unlike the Passport, the design for Classic has not been touched one bit. Furthermore, it can be safely said that it is a perfect fit for hard core Blackberry fans who would get it for its nostalgic appeal and comfortable to hold factors. Classic comes with 3.5” square screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm 8960 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and an additonal memory card slot (expandable to 128GB).
Payment options for Blackberry Classic are likewise divided into two categories. With no contract, you can get the Classic straight up unlocked for $419.99 or $49.99 with two-year contractual terms. With the Next plans, Classic is available with $0 down on $14 per month with AT&T Next 24, $17.50 per month with Next 18, and $21 per month with AT&T Next 12.