MWC News: BlackBerry Leap Announced, Unnamed Slider Phone Displayed

Introducing the BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry has just officially announced its newest phone called the BlackBerry Leap, which is skewed towards budding entrepreneurs who are looking for a phone that’s more focused on work than play.

This mid-range device features a 5-inch touchscreen display with 1280×720 HD resolution. It runs on the BlackBerry 10 OS, which is the latest from the tech company. Check out the rest of the specs below:

BlackBerry Leap Specifications

BlackBerry Leap
Display: 5″ touchscreen; 1280×720 res, 294ppi
OS: BlackBerry 10
Processor: Qualcomm MSM 8960 1.5GHz dual-core
RAM: 2GB
Internal Storage: 16GB expandable via microSD
Camera/s: 8MP rear with flash; 2MP front
Battery: 2800mAH
Wireless Connections: LTE, 4G mobile hotspot, HSPA+,WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz , Video out via WiFi Display/Miracast, FM Radio,  GPS, Bluetooth 4.0
Connectors: Micro USB 2.0 high speed port

The 2GB RAM sounds good, but the processor isn’t impressive and neither are the cameras, which you would think they’d give a boost considering phone conferences are a must for business-minded people. However, what the BlackBerry Leap is highlighting is its powerful security function, which includes “support for encryption, plus built-in malware protection and back-up, wipe and restore”.

The BlackBerry Leap will launched in April 2015 and be priced at $275, which is approximately Php11,825.

Aside from the Leap, BlackBerry also gave a bit of a tease at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), showing off an unnamed slider phone with a curved display. What’s surprising is that it seemed to have a double-edged screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

BlackBerry Slider

If BlackBerry finally finds that sweet spec spot, they might just be on to something.

Sources: BlackBerry, GSM Arena

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