BlackBerry has announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona its latest development in all-touch smartphones. Leap is designed for “young mobile professionals” and is pitched as an affordable and powerful device that works especially well for “career builders”.
This new smartphone, which, it must be reinforced, does not come with a physical keyboard – as can be found on its Classic model – is said to reinforce the importance of privacy and security while delivering exceptional results to allow you to be productive while on the move.
With a five-inch high-definition display as standard, orientated around the company’s latest operating system and backed by the kind of battery power that can last a full day, fast-paced workers always feel confident that they will be “hyper connected, productive and always in control”.
“In today’s mobile world – influenced by trends like BYOD – where personal and corporate data are frequently under attack from hackers, companies and everyday consumers are finding out the hard way that mobile security is paramount,” noted Ron Louks, president of devices and emerging solutions at BlackBerry.
“BlackBerry Leap was built specifically for mobile professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive communications at all times.”
Here are some of the key details of BlackBerry Leap.
In today’s world, there is an ever-pressing need to ensure that people are able to access messages and content via multiple devices, so that they can be working on their smartphone one moment and then easily pick up where you left off on a separate computer.
With BlackBerry Blend, users are able to access all their work and personal emails, documents and calendars on numerous devices – and operating systems – so that when it comes to productivity, you’re at the top of your game.
Security for the digital age
BlackBerry says that with Leap, users will benefit from some of the most comprehensive security features to be found on smartphones. This is increasingly important because more people than ever before are using their devices for work and other activities.
This model comes with support for encryption, malware protection as standard and the ability to back-up, wipe and restore the entire device. BlackBerry notes: “All [of this] to give you control and help secure your data against the next embarrassing and potentially costly cyber attack.”
A robust battery for busy professionals
Designed with ambitious and hardworking professionals in mind, BlackBerry Leap comes with a solid, robust battery that can last around 25 hours, even with heavy use. Workers need to know that they can rely on their smartphone, irrespective of how busy they are, so news that the Leap embraces this is positive to say the least.
A touchscreen keyboard that is intuitive
While BlackBerry has long been an advocate of solid keyboards, it has, nevertheless embraced touchscreen with great enthusiasm. With Leap, you’re looking at one of the most intuitive touchscreen keyboards ever yet from the tech giant.
This latest incarnation allows you to type more rapidly than ever before and, best of all, more accurately as well. Iif you’re in a rush, you can rest assured that you will produce some high quality work under pressure.