The Leap has a 720p screen, a 1.5Ghz processor, and 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of onboard storage. There’s also an MicroSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB, and a 2,800mAh battery that promises 25 hours of use on a single charge.
Those specs are modest by today’s standards, but not shabby by any means. The device also has an 8-megapixel camera in the rear that’s capable of shooting 1080p video at 30 fps, as well as a 2-megapixel shooter in front, which should do the trick for amateur shutterbugs.
What’s more exciting than those specs is the OS. BlackBerry 10 has a number of neat features, including Amazon Appstore for downloading Android apps, and the voice-activated BlackBerry Assistant that you can command to quickly search the Web and send messages.
The Leap sounds like it could be a decent buy for people buying their first business-oriented phone. However, we’ll have to wait and see if BlackBerry can keep the price low enough to compete with similarly specced Android devices on the market.