Lower pricing for Indonesia
On Wednesday, the device was introduced in Jakarta by BlackBerry Indonesia managing director Sofran Irchamni. The Indonesian pricing of the device is IDR 5,599,000 or $431. This is lower than the Indian pricing of the device, which is at $517.
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“We are very excited to bring the much anticipated BlackBerry Classic to customers here in Indonesia,” said Irchamni.
The BlackBerry Classic has a full physical QWERTY keyboard, also sports a touchscreen display. The keys on the QWERTY keyboard are separated into different rows with help from metal riffs. The device comes with 2 GB of RAM and is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset with a 1.2GHz CPU. The device has a 3.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 720×720 pixels.
The BlackBerry Classic runs on the latest OS from the company, i.e., BlackBerry OS 10.3.1, and comes with a powerful battery of 2,515 mAh and expandable storage of 16GB.
Blackberry Leap coming to U.K. in April
BlackBerry has been releasing new devices one after another, and after the QWERTY keypad device, the Canadian firm is working on the Leap, a complete touchscreen device. U.K. retailers are preparing to sell the device and have already started taking preorders for the smartphone, which is expected to be available by April 29. Potential buyers in the U.K. can now preorder the device at several retailers such as Unlocked Mobiles, Expansys and Clove, who are selling the device at £205, £215 and £215 respectively, says a report from the IB Times. The Leap is the latest BlackBerry 10 device, and as confirmed by Vodafone, it too will offer the device, but only to business users.
The BlackBerry Leap has a 5-inch HD touch screen and runs on the latest OS from the company, i.e., 10.3.1. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The snapper for the Classic is an 8MP megapixel camera, while the front facing camera is 2MP.