BlackBerry Leap in white now available from BlackBerry; T-Mobile has the BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry Leap in white now available from BlackBerry; T-Mobile has the BlackBerry Classic
Yes BlackBerry fans, we haven't forgotten about you. Among the talk about new Android handsets like the LG G4, the Vivo X5 Pro and the new LG Lancet Windows Phone, we have a pair of stories centered around a couple of BlackBerry models. The latest BlackBerry model, the BlackBerry Leap, is now available in white from BlackBerry's online store. And wait, there's more! As we expected, the old-school BlackBerry Classic is now available from T-Mobile.

The BlackBerry Leap is an all-touch model with its 2800mAh battery keeping the phone running for 25 hours before needing a charge. That, and the responsive virtual QWERTY that makes corrections quickly, are the major features of the device. With a 5-inch screen and a 720 x 1280 resolution, the unit offers a pixel density of 294ppi. Some might be turned off by the phone's inclusion of the Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC, which comes with a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 225 GPU. An 8MP camera graces the back of the handset while a 2MP snapper located in front handles selfies. BlackBerry 10.3.1 is pre-installed which means that the Leap comes with BlackBerry Assistant, the Amazon Appstore (in addition to BlackBerry World) and BlackBerry Blend. The Leap will cost you $275 in the U.S. and $349 in Canada.

Meanwhile, we told you last week that the BlackBerry Classic would be available this week at T-Mobile, and sure enough the old-school 'Berry can now be purchased for $0 down and $18.33 a month over 24 months. $439.92 is the full retail price from the carrier. With a trackpad, function keys and one of the best physical QWERTY keyboards in the business, the Classic is for those who remember the days when BlackBerry ruled the smartphone market.

The BlackBerry Classic features a 3.5-inch screen with a  resolution of 720 x 720. This works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. The same Snapdragon S4 Plus found on the Leap is under the hood, with 2GB of RAM inside. There is 16GB of native storage and a 128GB capacity microSD slot on board. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively, and a 2515mAh battery keeps the lights on. BlackBerry 10.3.1 is pre-installed.


source: ShopBlackBerry, T-Mobile via Crackberry (1), (2)

Related phones

Leap
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
Classic
  • Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The Leap looks really nice, too bad I'm already in the Android ecosystem, otherwise I would like to use that phone.

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This whole article reads like a paid BlackBerry advertisement.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

So do many Apple and Samsung articles.

8. gaming64 unregistered

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9. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think Chen would stoop that low. That would scream desperation even though he wanted to get regulators to pass regulations for developers to make apps available for the BlackBerry platform.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see the Classic available at brick and mortar T-Mobile stores. Been thinking of picking one up for nostalgia's sake. The Leap is a nice upgrade to the low end BlackBerry Z3 or even the Z10. If I was in the market for another touchscreen BlackBerry, I would just pick up another Z30, though.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

To bad the leap and the classic are both super lame smartphones. and the price of the classic is ridicules it has the same specs as the all touch leap yet it cost $165 more smh at blackberry.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

*Ridiculous.

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Thanks for the correction bro.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

You needed it.

17. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i know lol

7. gaming64 unregistered

Nice device. I rather get this over iPhones. I'll see what Apple offer this year.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wouldn't go that far myself. Specs on this aren't stellar enough to make that jump.

12. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

lol he's delusional if he's really considering to make that jump.

15. gaming64 unregistered

Delusional? Is it delusional to try a Blackberry device? Oh yeah, because Blackberry is dead. Typical tards. I also said I would see what Apple offers this year because I'm also excited for the 6s

18. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

the 6 is already better than anything blackberry has so of course the 6s is gong to be better as well.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

Subjective. The BlackBerry Passport is as capable as any iPhone, and can perform any task the iPhone can regarding feature set.

22. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I know that but the iphone is still better imo

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad you added the "imo" part. I happen to think otherwise.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

Why would he have to be delusional? If that's his choice, so be it. What, you're against someone's right to choose?

19. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

nope im not against his right's at all.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

Sure does seem that way, considering the comment you made.

23. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Doesn't seem that way to me. but it can seem that way to you as long as you want it to.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't want it to "seem" like anything. I call it how I see it.

24. gaming64 unregistered

Dude you don't need to fight for me. stop making clickbait articles ok? I understand that the iPhone is better. I think so too but I also wanted to try a Blackberry device.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

And what makes you think I'm fighting for you? And how could I "make" clickbait" articles if I didn't write the article? That makes absolutely no sense. I understand that the Passport is better, so we differ in opinions.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22019; Member since: May 28, 2014

Furthermore, how could I be making this a "clickbait" article if I'm not the one here bashing any product or OS like arch_angel is? Again, you're not making sense.

31. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

The iPhone being better is subjective. Your forgot that part. Next time try adding "in my opinion.".

30. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Its not like iOS devices have stellar specs you know. They're still stuck in 2012-2013.

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