The BlackBerry Leap will start shipping in the Philippines on May 30, and customers there can buy their handsets from MemoXpress stores for a cash price of PHP 13,490 (approx. $300), the Canadian firm announced in a blog post. MemoXpress is the authorized distribution partner for selling BlackBerry smartphones in the Philippines.
An affordable choice for professionals
Cameron Vernest, managing director for BlackBerry Philippines said that the company is delighted to be working with Globe Telecom to enable customers to buy BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The BlackBerry Leap will help customers enhance their productivity by using their free data to use the speedy browser in BlackBerry 10 devices, stay active with their social networks and download their favorite applications.
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Vernest also said that the Leap is an all-touch screen phone that completes the portfolio of BlackBerry 10 devices by offering an affordable choice to mobile professionals who need a smartphone that not only safeguards sensitive communications but also boosts their productivity.
BlackBerry Leap: top features
BlackBerry boasts of its security features, and the Leap is no exception to that. The Canadian company has met the highest standards of security while designing the safety features of the Leap. The handset is protected by encryption and built-in malware protection and back-up, wipe, and restore. This is done for the purpose of securing data from any and every sort of cyber-attack.
BlackBerry has added more strength to the phone with up to 25 hours of battery that will last even on the most exhaustive day. The BlackBerry Leap has an impressive 2800 mAh battery, and power optimization specifications allow full-day usage. The BlackBerry Leap runs on 10.3.1 OS, giving it a fresh look that includes updated icons and an instant action bar for the most commonly accessed functions on the screen.
The BlackBerry Leap comes pre-loaded with two app store fronts: BlackBerry World and Amazon app store. While the company’s native app store will let the user select from essential business and productivity apps for enhancing professional efficiency, Amazon’s Appstore will give the best and the most popular Android apps and games, including Candy Crush Saga, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Kindle and Amazon Shopping.
The Leap also features BlackBerry Assistant, which can be run with the text and voice commands in order to allow users to manage their personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. Further, users will also get BlackBerry Blend, which can screen messages and content on the phone from computers and tablets.