BlackBerry is planning four new smartphones, including one that will have a curved touch screen and a slide-out keyboard, shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. BlackBerry didn’t give many details on most of its upcoming phones, which will also include another phone in the Porsche Design line as well as one with a standard keyboard. But the company did unveil a new mid-range smartphone called the BlackBerry Leap.
The Leap is a return to a touchscreen design, after Blackberry released two devices - the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic - with a more traditional slate style with a built in QWERTY keyboard.
The BlackBerry Leap has specifications which are pretty standard at this point; a 5-inch Full HD (1280 x 720) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, 2GB of RAM memory and 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera and a 2,800 mAh battery. It’s hardware is similar to devices that released at least two-years ago, the Verge noted.
Blackberry announced Sunday will be working more to bring its software suites to other brands of smartphones. One partnership is with Samsung, which will feature BlackBerry’s WorkLife and SecuSUITE software on its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.