The latest smartphone out of BlackBerry is the affordable BlackBerry Leap. The Canadian phone maker is now starting to roll out the device around the world, and the UK is getting it before anyone else. It is now available for pre-order here in the UK.
To recap, the BlackBerry Leap sports a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (pixel density of 294 ppi), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 dual-core processor with each core clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and a 2,800 mAh battery, which BlackBerry claims will last for 25 hours after heavy use.
The BlackBerry Leap runs BlackBerry 10.3.1 out of the box, which is the latest version of the operating system. It supports encryption and comes with built-in malware protection, and will allow you to remotely wipe the device. Its virtual QWERTY keyboard will correct mistakes while allowing you to continue the flow of your typing. Running the latest version of BlackBerry 10 also means that you get the voice activated BlackBerry Assistant and BlackBerry Blend, which lets you view content on your phone on your PC or tablet.
The BlackBerry Leap is available for pre-order in the UK for £199 (VAT included). If you pre-order now, the handset ships on the 24th of April.
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