News by Luke Jones on Thursday January 08, 2015.
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Blackberry's Passport has been out in the wild for some time, and it has actually been received positively with good sales figures and strong critical acclaim. However, Blackberry still wants its square screened handset to have more of an impact in the United States, and the newly launched AT&T variant may achieve that.The second largest carrier in the US has now announced its Passport, and as you can see from the picture above, it is slightly different from the normal one. It has a subtle yet obvious redesign, with the corners being more rounded off compared to the square looking international Passport. Under the hood it is the same device, which means a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 screen, a Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, micro SD space, and a 13 megapixel rear lens. It is unclear if this redesign will eventually be rolled out everywhere, but at the moment it is a Ma Bell exclusive. The carrier will sell the Passport for $199.99 on a contract, or $649.99 completely free and open. Alternatively you can use the Next payment plan starting from $21.67 per month with $0 upfront. The company has not said when the Passport will be available.
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