Earlier today BlackBerry not only announced but also released its new flagship device called the BlackBerry Passport. It is available for purchase right away through online retailers and the company’s own website in several markets. Those living in the U.S. have the option to purchase it off contract today at full retail price. However those who would like to have it subsidized by a carrier can rest assured as well because the AT&T BlackBerry Passport release has also been confirmed.
There were rumors a few days back that perhaps T-Mobile might be the one carrying BlackBerry’s new flagship, but that felt odd given the falling out both companies had earlier this year. No official word as yet if Magenta will be offering this new device.
On the other hand BlackBerry confirmed during the event that its new flagship will be available from AT&T as well. For now the carrier has not revealed how much this device will cost on contract and when exactly it will start shipping the units. As far as BlackBerry is concerned the on-contract price should be around $249.
Those who want to pay up front can do so right now in the U.S., UK, Canada, France and Germany by dishing out $599. The company has committed to releasing the Passport in over 30 countries by the end of this year.