It is now clear that BlackBerry, the company that is synonymous with physical keyboard phones, has not completely trashed the idea of a full touchscreen phones.
The new 5-inch BlackBerry Leap smartphone was announced at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday.
The Leap is BlackBerry’s first full touchscreen smartphone to be released this year. The last one to be released was the BlackBerry Z3 that was launched in February last year.
Apart from the 5-inch display, this phone also boasts 16GB storage, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, and a 1.5GHZ processor.
Other impressive feature is the 2,800mAh battery that can power the phone for up to 25 hours and tight security features that include malware protection, encryption support, and the ability to wipe, back-up, and restore data.
Even with this new release, BlackBerry’s list of smartphones and devices is a little thin and even the company President of Devices Ron Louks knows that and so they teased a few more phones that are not yet available for release.
Among the most interesting is the unnamed slider phone that is said to be curved with a slide-out keyboard. Louks went ahead to say that the company is keen on launching 5 new devices this year.
The BlackBerry Leap is set to go for $275.