Last year, BlackBerry launched the Classic for its fans who still preferred the QWERTY keypad and trackpad seen on its Bold series of smartphones. At its MWC event today, BlackBerry has revealed a smartphone for fans of the Torch series. Also Read - Blackberry 5G smartphone 2021 comeback confirmed again, to bring physical keyboards
What a Surprise! Ron just pulled out a dual-curved, all-touch display with a Keyboard – yes a slider device! #MWC15 pic.twitter.com/8VaPUZHo3j Also Read - Blackberry is coming back once more, will debut in 2021 with a flagship keyboard phoneAlso Read - TCL will not design, manufacture or sell BlackBerry smartphones from August 31
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Details are almost non-existent at the moment, but the smartphone is codenamed Keian and is essentially a slider smartphone. BlackBerry says the smartphone features a dual curved display, and as far as design is concerned, it looks similar to BlackBerry s Torch series of handsets.
In addition to the Keian, BlackBerry also launched the Leap smartphone today at the event. This mid-range smartphone features a 5-inch HD, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel selfie camera, 2,800mAh battery, and LTE support. On the software front, the smartphone runs on BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. The Leap is priced at $275 (Rs 17,015 approximately), and will go on sale sometime next month in select countries.