BlackBerry has announced the release of its BlackBerry Leap at the company’s MWC 2015 press conference featuring a 5″ HD touch Smartphone that will be sold at $275 unlocked when it comes out this spring.

BlackBerry Leap
BlackBerry Leap

The BlackBerry Leap means serious business. It is the best professional tool for those who strive for success every day, providing superior productivity, ultimate security/privacy and effective communications and collaboration.

BlackBerry Leap

We’re going after the young ‘career builder,‘” BlackBerry’s Ron Louks said at a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

We are introducing three other devices this year, including a new keyboard-based model and another that is a curved-screen device with a slide-out physical keyboard” Louks said.

BlackBerry Leap

The BlackBerry Leap measures 144 x 72.8 x 9.5mm and weighs 170 grams. It has a 2800 mAH non-removable battery under the textured soft back cover and optimization of power consumption in BlackBerry® 10. The company says the BlackBerry Leap can last up to 25 hours under heavy use. BlackBerry Leap delivers battery life that can often outlast it users.

BlackBerry Leap

Experience web content, apps, and services in a big way on the 5” HD BlackBerry Leap. The industry recognized BlackBerry® 10 browser is amazingly fast and beautiful. You can access your favorite online content and services as they were meant to be seen, faster than ever before and with unlimited browser tabs.

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It’s important to have the right tools to get every job done with speed and excellence. You can find great apps for work such as Box, Evernote, Cisco WebEx Meetings and Docs to Go through BlackBerry® World®. Plus must-have social apps including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

BlackBerry Leap

Discover and download popular Android apps and games including favorites like Pinterest, SoundCloud, Amazon Shopping and Candy Crush Saga through the Amazon Appstore.5 It comes pre-loaded on the BlackBerry Leap smartphone.

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BlackBerry Leap

GENERAL INFORMATION

Device Name

BlackBerry Leap

Product Type Smartphone
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – North America

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – Global

4G Network LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600

(Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 17) – North America

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

(Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20) – Global

SIM Dual SIM Card,one small,one big
Status Announced 2015, March
BODY
Dimensions 144 x 72.8 x 9.5 mm (5.67 x 2.87 x 0.37 in)
Thickness n/a
Net Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Black
Cover Metal

DISPLAY

Screen Type Multitouch – Yes, up to 5 fingers, Capacitive, Full HD, IPS, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Display Size 5.0 inches (~65.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Display Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Screen Color Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

MEMORY & OS

Card slot Yes microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 16 GB
OS BlackBerry OS 10.3.1
Processors Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPU Adreno 305
RAM 2GB

AUDIO

Alert types Vibration, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc
Loudspeaker Yes, Double
Audio port 3.5mm jack

CONNECTIVITY

2G Speed GPRS 1/2 Mbps
3G Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4G Speed n/a
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes
HDMI n/a
Infrared Port n/a
USB microUSB v2.0
HotKnot2.0 n/a

CAMERA

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 2 MP, 720p
Video 1080p@30fps
Flash Light Yes

BATTERY

Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery
Type Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
Charging Type USB Micro 5V-1A Power Adapter
Charger Type Type AC100-240V.50-60HZ Input, 5V, DC 2 A Output
Stand-by Up to 200 h
Talk time Up to 25 h
Music play 30hrs

OTHERS

Gesture Recognition n/a
Fingerprint n/a
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM
Languages English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Browser HTML5
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

– BlackBerry maps

– Organizer

– Document viewer

– Photo/video editor

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC/WMA player

– MP4/H.264/WMV playe

What’s in the box -USB Micro 5V-1A Power Adapter & Ear Piece

AVAILABILITY

Availablility Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, April

PRICE LEVEL

Price level The BlackBerry Leap will soon be release 2015, April into the market. The phone will launch in April with a contract free price of $275.

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