Pre-orders now accepted in the U.K. for the BlackBerry Leap; handset is heading to the U.S. soon

Pre-orders now accepted in the U.K. for the BlackBerry Leap; handset is heading to the U.S. soon
The latest smartphone from BlackBerry is beginning its global rollout this week, starting with the U.K. where the BlackBerry Leap is now available for pre-orders via the ShopBlackBerry.com website. The handset will then be offered in Germany, France, the U.S., Canada, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India. The device is packed with the latest and greatest 10.3.1 build of BlackBerry 10.

The BlackBerry Leap is equipped with a 5-inch screen carrying a resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. Under the hood is a  dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8960 CPU with the Adreno 225 GPU crunching graphics. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Those requiring additional storage can employ the 128GB capacity microSD slot. An 8MP camera is on back with a 2MP snapper adorning the front of the phone. BlackBerry says that the 2800mAh battery gives users 25 hours of heavy usage.

The BlackBerry Leap supports encryption and comes with built-in malware protection, and will let you wipe your handset remotely. The BlackBerry virtual QWERTY will correct your mistakes while allowing you to continue the flow of your typing. BlackBerry 10.3.1 brings you the virtual, voice activated BlackBerry Assistant. BlackBerry Blend allows you to view on your computer or tablet, messaging and other content that is on your phone. This is a great feature for the businessman in the field who uses his handset to take notes. And of course, BlackBerry World and the Amazon Appstore are stocked with apps for you to download and install on your Leap.

In the U.K., the BlackBerry Leap can be pre-ordered in black for the equivalent of $294 USD. The phone will ship on April 24th.


source: BlackBerry via BerryReview

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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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16 Comments

1. Phonewbie

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

*Insert cricket sounds*

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lame attempt at trolling.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol +1.

2. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Dear blackberry, fix your z10 problems before offering another garbage in the bin. You know, the one where phone suddenly get bricked then the red notification light stares at you endlessly even after rebooting?

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

Are you running the latest OS version on your Z10?

11. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Software was updated after unboxing then bricked after a few weeks. Not mine though, my brother already threw it out of frustration.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

How long ago was this? There was a fix issued for this, as well as other problems with older hardware running on 10.3.1.

3. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Leap ahead.

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Bezeliciously appalling.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Those are some big bezels.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Need the bezels for swipe gestures from all 4 sides. Next ignorant comment please!

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Got 'em both! +1.

5. Reyzero

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Just a minor update of Blackberry Z3

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice mid range handset for those wanting to get an inexpensive BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

15. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

$300 for a dual core phone in 2015? They must be crazy.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22291; Member since: May 28, 2014

The iPhone 6 costs almost twice as much and has a dual core processor as well. I guess Apple must also be crazy.

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