BlackBerry Leap introduced in India

BlackBerry Leap introduced in India
BlackBerry's latest handset, the BlackBerry Leap, was introduced in India this morning. Already available in other regions, the device will be offered for sale in India sometime early next week. Pricing will be announced at the same time. BlackBerry and Amazon sell the model in the U.S. for $275.

The BlackBerry Leap is equipped with a 5-inch 720 x 1280 resolution screen. This provides a pixel density of 294ppi. Under the hood is the greybeard Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU. The dual-core processor is clocked at 1.5GHz. The Adreno 225 GPU handles graphics. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. If additional memory is required, there is a 128GB capacity microSD slot available precisely for that reason. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively, and BlackBerry says that the 2800mAh battery will give users enough juice for 25 hours of use.

The BlackBerry Leap comes with the latest build of the OS on board. BlackBerry 10.3.1 supports virtual voice-activated BlackBerry Assistant. The phone also comes with BlackBerry Blend which allows you to access content from your handset right on your PC screen. And both BlackBerry World and the Amazon appstore are pre-loaded to provide BlackBerry and Android apps, respectively.

No, this is certainly not a new flagship model from BlackBerry; but if you are looking for a serviceable device with many of the bells and whistles that BlackBerry offers, the new Leap will do the job.

source: BGR

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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

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40 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Nice device. As much as i love Android, Blackberry OS looks modern and more work concentrated. I believe it is in a class of its own.

38. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

S4 Plus CPU? :O BB is drunk.

2. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

blackberry sales in india is pathetic nobody knows much about bb os they think its android in india you wont find more than 30,000 bb handsets

3. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Yeah. I think the day of Blackberry already over. No one really use it in Hong Kong and Singapore anymore. They better be break up and sold.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBOS is DEAD. It's BB10 now. Why is it so hard for individuals like you to understand this? And while BlackBerry HANDSET sales may not be great in India, BlackBerry does indeed command 40% of the enterprise market in India. THAT'S not pathetic. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-05-04/news/61800401_1_blackberry-india-sunil-lalvani-samsung "We have a 40% share in the India enterprise segment, which comprises 7,000 large enterprises," Lalvani told ET." What you and those that think like you and the man called Jane in comment #3 need to realize is that BlackBerry isn't just a handset provider. They provide software and services that's invaluable to governments, enterprise and regulated industries.

33. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

If you did see my comment i mentioned of whole india and not just the enterprise segment ofcourse BB is best suited for buisness and its a gr8 device but still sales in india are not satisfying according to me cuz i love a BB just like nokia and sammy my dad uses a BB passport and note4 currently BB devices are elegant and i want them to sell more so they should introduce promo offers just like they do in UK and US but you blind BB fanboy cant see anything other than hatred you are true to your name (mean)

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

If you truly loved BlackBerry like you say you do, you would focus on the positives. It's no secret what is going on with BlackBerry and handsets. To rehash it over and over again is mundane and pointless. BlackBerry also isn't focusing on handsets anymore. Software is the name of the game. Handsets are the side-gig now. They're by no means abandoning handsets, it's just not the primary focus anymore. If you were a true BlackBerry fan like you are, you would also know that BBOS and BB10 are two different OS's. Your "love" for BlackBerry is extremely suspect, considering you don't know anything about them. And for you to think I'm a "fanboy" because I choose to focus on the positives and what BlackBerry is actual up to just shows me how ignorant you are. BlackBerry is offering promotions in India, it's just enterprise-focus. It's where their bread and butter is. Handset sales in the consumer market are not the be all-end all. There is also enterprise, which is very lucrative if you know what you're doing. BlackBerry does. Once BlackBerry shores up more cash through enterprise, THEN they can make a consumer market push. There was no hatred in my previous post, just FACTS. I didn't use words like "pathetic" concerning BlackBerry, you did. So who is the one really showing hate here? And yeah, I am true to my name. It kinda comes with the territory.

39. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

may be you like the way BB is but I want them to grow so buzz off

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

They are growing. You're just too simple minded to see how.

12. gaming64 unregistered

What's it like being a minion of ignorance and fanboyism?

31. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

crying gaming64 ur only good in that

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering that your comment about BlackBerry was a bit on the whiny side, you shouldn't talk.

16. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I know people who buy blackberry handsets... It's doing good here in chennai.. Especially qwerty models.. I agree that full touch models are not doing good...

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Snapdragon S4 Plus + adreno225 is hardware from 2012!! even $120 redmi1s have better spec than this

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

1) It's a low end BlackBerry. What do you expect? 2) BlackBerry 10 is not resource hungry like Android. I bet you the Leap with these 2012 specs will outperform that $120 redmi1s you mentioned. It's about the experience the handset provides, not the specs.

11. gaming64 unregistered

Totally much agree with your comment. Of all the platforms on the mobile world, Android is the specs hungry beast, requiring a lot of RAM and processing power unlike iOS, Windows Phone, BB10, Ubuntu(maybe) and many more.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thank you. I'm glad there are those like you that see beyond the fanboyism and trolling.

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I agree that it is a low end model.. But they have used new midrange processor not the old one...

18. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

While I totally agree with you being the owner of a resource hungry power sucking android device, I strongly believe they should not have priced it that high. It should have been priced between $125 - $150. Right now Blackberry needs to build its numbers in the market. In spite of having a superior efficient and frugal OS it ultimately comes down to the number of mobiles you have in the market. These old spec devices should be sold for less than a $100 and they can also have some high end specs devices that cost more to make sold at a higher price.

19. gaming64 unregistered

That's because BB10 is a closed OS while Android is an open source platform. Everyone can get Android and just slap it into the very CPU of a low end phone. On the other hand, BB10 is a closed source OS which means Blackberry is the one making both the OS and hardware. That would increase the peice because Blackberry is the one making its own OS, which also needs to make money, which isnt like Android, where you can only make money from hardware.

22. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

But user, or should i say, potential user don't look it that way. What they see is OUTDATED spec with EXPENSIVE price tag. and with no real apps support. The android apps that run on blackberry is NOT AS GOOD AS running on android device. Some (GOOD QUALITY - AAA) apps dont run, or run badly. So if someone want to run android apps, why not buy the real android and save the money (or getting better specs).

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry 10 devices at 10.3 or higher run Android devices smooth and efficiently. I know this because I actually USE BlackBerry 10 handsets as my daily driver. You don't, so you are clearly speaking from a place of ignorance. BlackBerry suffers from an image problem. Many people, YOU included, still equate BlackBerry 10 to BBOS, when they are in actuality two different OS's entirely.

34. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

The actual manufacturing cost of any mobile is maybe a third or half of the selling price. If Blackberry wants to kill itself by pricing itself too high for the general consumer and want to sell only to the enterprise consumer then so be it ! All they talk about their security is something which can be achieved by software. How difficult is it for Windows or Android or IOS to become that secure? Do you think these companies dont know that they can also be as secure as BB? But they focused on getting their handsets into millions of customers' hands because that is what guarantees the existence of their company. A few enterprise customers cannot and will not guarantee the existence of Blackberry. It will be dead and gone if as an organization they dont realize that. Windows is quite secure right now and I am sure they can make it more secure. For any of these OS makers making their Operating systems more secure is a matter of months. And in the same duration of those months Blackberry will not sell so many handsets, even if they try to move the heavens and the earth.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

How is BlackBerry "killing" itself by focusing on enterprise? When BlackBerry first came out, all they did WAS sell to enterprise and governments. It's when they took a dip into the consumer market pool that their hardships eventually began. BlackBerry was a very lucrative "enterprise only" company in the beginning. If security were such a simple thing to do, then how come no one is doing as good or better than BlackBerry? How come Android largest OEM came to BlackBerry to make their own enterprise offering, Knox, more secure? How come Samsung couldn't do it themselves? Apple teamed up with IBM to offer enterprise grade app "wrappers". Where are they? Where are the fruits of their labor? How come Windows has security like swiss cheese? No, the others can't do it as good as BlackBerry. Even Google has gone to BlackBerry to make their own enterprise offering secure enough for enterprise. You have absolutely NO IDEA what you're talking about if you think that the other OS's are capable of being as secure as BlackBerry. The evidence says otherwise. There are companies that exist as enterprise only entities, and successful at what they are doing. IBM, anyone? Sybase? BlackBerry's software is what is going to propel them further now, not handsets. It's time you accepted that.

20. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Seeing the old processor, they need to price it about the same price as android one device... Bellow US$100.

27. davisrases

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

When you buy a Blackberry device you don't just buy a phone but its secure environment, smooth UI, quality hardware and a splendid UX too and I dare say it is worth the extra cost.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is not focused on selling handsets in the consumer market. They are more focused on selling software and services. Most of their handset sales are aimed at enterprise. Also, BlackBerry already sells fewer handsets than Apple and Android OEM's. But BlackBerry MAKES A PROFIT on each handset sold. How many Android OEM's can say this? Can Microsoft say this? No, they're selling them at a loss. If BlackBerry lowers the price of their handsets drastically, they will be selling at a loss as well.

8. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

They don't have apps. They were basically like a feature phone with a web browser & messaging system. So, they don't need fast CPU.... In their marketing language... optimized system.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22043; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're flat out lying. They do have apps. All BlackBerry 10 devices support Android apps, and can run them in a much safer environment than actual Android handsets. I even have the official Google Play Store on my Passport.

21. gaming64 unregistered

That was exactly how Google started like. A web browser and messaging system. Also, iOS already had an App Store before Android.

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