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 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3
Classic
  • Display 3.5 inches
    720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless