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AT&T to exclusively offer the newly redesigned BlackBerry Passport on its network.

M2 EQUITYBITES-January 8, 2015-AT&T to exclusively offer the newly redesigned BlackBerry Passport on its network

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Communication holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) and BlackBerry Limited (Nasdaq:BBRY)(TSX: BB), a provider of mobile communications, announced on Wednesday the availability of the newly redesigned BlackBerry Passport exclusively at http://www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores.

Additional availability is expected to be announced in coming weeks.

Reportedly, the BlackBerry Passport has been uniquely designed for AT&T users with rounded edges. The device has a large 4.5-inch square touch screen and a touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard. It is built on BlackBerry's secure 10.3.1 operating system and will run on AT&T's network. Other features include, a 453 dpi, full HD screen, 2.2 GHZ Quad Core Qualcomm processor, a 13 MP OIS Camera and 32 GB of Storage.

The BlackBerry Passport will be available in the near future for zero down on an AT&T Next plan, at USD21.67 per month with AT&T Next 24, USD27.09 with AT&T Next 18 or USD32.50 per month with AT&T Next 12.

Also, this smartphone is available for USD199.99 with a two-year agreement or at no annual commitment for USD649.99.

According to AT&T, it was the first wireless carrier to launch a BlackBerry device in the US with the BlackBerry 950 in 1999; first with a GSM enabled product with the BlackBerry 5810 and 5820 in 2002 and the first and only to launch the exclusive BlackBerry Torch with full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen in 2011. Also, the BlackBerry Z10 was the first BlackBerry smartphone to run on AT&T's 4G LTE network.

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