MWC News: BlackBerry Leap Announced, Unnamed Slider Phone Displayed

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
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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