News by Luke Jones on Sunday March 29, 2015.
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BlackBerry raised the curtain on the BlackBerry Leap, the company's latest smartphone. The Canadian brand has now released a video that shows of the new handset, which comes with new features such as BlackBerry Assistant and BlackBerry Blend, the latter of which lets you view your content from phone to PC. The BlackBerry Leap is a budget device that is expected to cost $200 when it launches in April, and it is a solidly spec'd handset for that money. No, this is not the new high end BlackBerry touchscreen device we all want to see, but it is still interesting. The Leap comes with a 5-inch screen packing 720p resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a micro SD card slot, a 2800 mAh battery, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 2 megapixel front shooter. All fairly good stuff for a humbly priced phone, although we would have liked to see something above the aging 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. Running the show will be BlackBerry 10.3.1, the company?s latest version of its UI. BlackBerry recently confounded critics once again by turning a profit through the last quarter. While smartphones were not the reason for that, it seems the company has enough room and money to be able to continue making hardware.
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