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BlackBerry Leap up for grabs in UK with £199 price

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In March BlackBerry made its Leap smartphone official with a release set for this month. It’s now arriving for some regions and the BlackBerry Leap is up for grabs in the UK first with a £199 price. It will also be offered very soon for other markets including the US, Canada, France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.

The touchscreen Leap runs the latest BlackBerry 10 build of 10.3.1 and is powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon MSM8960 dual-core processor, with Adreno 225 graphics, and has a 5-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 128GB via microSD, and has a non-removable 2800 mAh battery claimed to last for around 25 hours of heavy use.

Further BlackBerry Leap specs include an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording capability, and a 2-megapixel front-facing unit. Connectivity is catered for with LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. Features of the phone include encryption support with the ability to remotely wipe the handset and also build-in malware protection. It also features the voice activated BlackBerry Assistant thanks to BB 10.3.1, BlackBerry Blend and more.

You can order the BlackBerry Leap in the UK for £199 at this ShopBlackBerry product page where it’s shown as in stock right now. It doesn’t have the most impressive specs in the world, with a rather dated processor for example, but BlackBerry handsets still hold a lot of appeal for some buyers and so there’s likely to be a fair amount of interest in the Leap. You might also want to check out a brief promo video hands-on look at BlackBerry 10.3.1 on the Leap.

Are you pleased to hear that the BlackBerry Leap smartphone is now available in the UK? Do you think the price means it offers decent value for money or not? Let us have your comments.

Via: Pocketnow