The Leap has a 720p screen, a 1.5Ghz processor, and 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of onboard storage. There’s also an MicroSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB, and a 2,800mAh battery that promises 25 hours of use on a single charge.
Those specs are modest by today’s standards, but not shabby by any means. The device also has an 8-megapixel camera in the rear that’s capable of shooting 1080p video at 30 fps, as well as a 2-megapixel shooter in front, which should do the trick for amateur shutterbugs.
What’s more exciting than those specs is the OS. BlackBerry 10 has a number of neat features, including Amazon Appstore for downloading Android apps, and the voice-activated BlackBerry Assistant that you can command to quickly search the Web and send messages.
The Leap sounds like it could be a decent buy for people buying their first business-oriented phone. However, we’ll have to wait and see if BlackBerry can keep the price low enough to compete with similarly specced Android devices on the market.
Launching your shiny new smartphone at MWCseems to be so passé this year that Motorola has become the latest manufacturer to let its latest mid-range offering out of the bag a little early.
Taking over where the 2014 Moto E left off, this year’s model most notably includes 4G connectivity whereas the previous did not. Other key specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) display, 5-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2,390mAh battery that promises to “last a full day,” according to Motorola.
It’s also packing the latest Lollipop version of the Android OS, and can be customized through the use of colored bands or shells. The phone itself comes in black or white, while the Motorola Bands are offered in six different colors, including turquoise and raspberry.
The company said the device will be available in more than 50 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia from today. It will set you back $149. The 3G version will cost $119.