Blackberry Leaps Back To TouchScreen

Blackberry Leap

Blackberry is set to launch three devices in 2015. This was announced today at the MWC in Barcelona.

The Blackberry Leap is a mid-range specifications device sporting a 5-inch 720×1280 IPS LCD display, an 8MP rear camera, and 16GB of storage. It also has a microSD card slot upto 128GB and a 2800mAh battery that is capable of 25 hours of battery life.

The device comes after Blackberry launched the Blackberry Passport and Classic which marked a return to physical keyboards. The device is seen as a successor of the widely popular Blackberry Z3 launched in the emerging markets. The device features an update of the Blackberry 10 OS which dealt with Blackberry’s application availability.

Blackberry Leap

During the launch of the Blackberry Passport, the CEO John Chen promised to launch a “weird device” everywhere. The Blackberry Passport was the first and they have a second. They are yet to find a name for the device and currently refer to it as “The Slider”. The device is a dual curve, all touch display with a slide out keyboard . The prototype was also displayed and merges the old sliding device technology and the advancements of mobile phone technology. The Slider looks like an upgrade of the quite popular Blackberry Torch.

The Blackberry Slider

The Third device will be a a high-end handset produced in partnership with car manufacturer Porsche.