BlackBerry Leap, which was unveiled a few days back, has been launched in India for Rs 21,490 and it will available in stores from today (May 12).
BlackBerry Leap has a 5-inch screen with high definition resolution and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8960 processor and 2 GB RAM. It has 16 GB of internal memory which can be further expanded to 128GB via a micro-SD card. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera that comes along with a flash light while in its front there is a 1.1 megapixel camera. It is powered by a 2800 mAh non-removable Lithium Ion battery. Leap measures 144 x 72.8 x 9.5mm and weighs 170 grams.
The smartphone runs on BlackBerry OS 10.3 operating system, which has few new elements as compared to BB OS 10.1. Like is predecessor, it can too run Android apps – you can either download APK files or can download apps directly from Amazon app store as well.
Two interesting features in BlackBerry Leap are Blend and Assistant. BlackBerry Blend brings messaging and content that is on your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet for unified experience. It will work across desktop operating systems, including Mac OS X 10.7 +, Windows 7+ and Android tablets running Android 4.4+ via cellular, USB or Wi-Fi connections. Using it one can get instant message notifications, read and respond to work and personal email, text messages, access documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time on whatever device you are on.
On the other hand BlackBerry Assistant is BlackBerry’s first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to you based on how you interact with it – if you type, it responds silently, if you speak, it speaks back and if you activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes you might not have access to the screen.