BlackBerry recently launched the white version of its Leap handset, and it is now available at the company’s online store. As of now, you can only buy this smartphone if you live in the U.S. or Canada.
No change in price
For now, the white BlackBerry Leap will only be available online in the U.S. and Canada, where it can be purchased for $275 and $349 respectively. The company has not revealed anything about its release in other areas, but considering it has been launched, it would be safe to assume that the handset will soon hit the stores in more regions.
BlackBerry Leap features a 5-inch screen with 720×1280 resolution, providing a pixel density of 294ppi. Moreover, the smartphone has an 8MP auto-focus camera on the back and a 2MP camera on the front side. Powered by Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC embedded with Dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 225 GPU, Leap comes pre-installed with the BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system. This implies that the handset contains features such as BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Assistant, and Amazon’s App store along with BlackBerry World.
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In addition, BlackBerry Leap comes fitted with a 2800mAh battery capable of powering the phone for 25 hours on a single charge. Along with the battery, a responsive virtual QWERTY keypad, good for rapid corrections, are key features of BlackBerry’s latest smartphone.
Earlier this week, the Canadian firm launched the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong. The device is priced at HK$2,588, and can be purchased from the 3HK online store; as well as from the enterprise sales teams of carriers 1010 and SmarTone.
BlackBerry Classic on T-Mobile
The Classic is also now being sold by T-Mobile to its consumers for a one-time retail price of about $440. Interested customers can also acquire it for a monthly payment of $18 without any down payment. The Canadian firm also launched the Classic in White a few weeks back.
BlackBerry Classic is reminiscent of the company’s golden days, including a physical QWERTY keypad along with a TrackPad and the function keys. Aside from this, the Classic offers a 3.5-inch screen with a 720×720 resolution. The phone’s storage memory is 16GB, which can be further extended to 128GB using an external memory card. Moreover, the Classic has a 2515mAh battery, though its cameras, processor and operating system are similar to the ones integrated with the Leap handset.