BlackBerry is on the ground at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 showcasing its Internet of Things platform. The company also announced that BBM is coming to smartwatches. It also made public availability information of its two latest smartphones on AT&T. The carrier will offer both the BlackBerry Classic and an exclusive redesigned version of the BlackBerry Passport to its customers.
The BlackBerry Classic will be available from AT&T in “the near future” through online and retail stores. This LTE-compatible smartphone will cost $0 down on AT&T Next plan with equal monthly installments of $14 on Next 24, $17.50 on Next 18 and $21 with Next 12.
Then there’s the BlackBerry Passport, the only flagship smartphone that this company launched in 2014. It brings high-end specifications with a 4.5-inch 1,440×1,440 pixel resolution square display and an innovative keyboard that doubles as a trackpad. AT&T customers will get an exclusively redesigned version that features rounded edges, that’s the only difference, CEO John Chen explained during the press conference that “AT&T wanted round corners,” and there’s no other reason than that for this version.
BlackBerry Passport will also be available from AT&T in the “near future” for $0 down on the Next plan and accompanied with equal monthly payments of $21.67, $27.09 and $32.50 on Next 24, Next 18 and Next 12 respectively. With a two-year contract it costs $199.99, customers can get it off-contract as well for $649.99.