BlackBerry Leap launched in Nigeria

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

BlackBerry Limited has launched its latest device, the BlackBerry Leap, in the country. It said by the launch in the country, consumers who want to get things done and companies looking for enterprise fleet renewals can now purchase the device.

According to the firm, BlackBerry Leap features the latest BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system (OS), a brilliant edge-to-edge five-inch HD display and more than a full day’s battery power.

Other top features of the BlackBerry Leap include: Security to maintain privacy, where customers can feel safe in the knowledge that BlackBerry Leap was designed with the highest standards of security in mind to protect privacy. It is equipped with support for encryption, plus built-in malware protection and back-up, wipe and restore.

Its battery, which powers through a full day, has a sustainable capacity of 25 hours of heavy use. The impressive 2800 mAh battery and optimization of power consumption of the mobile phone, also known as BlackBerry 10, gives users more than a full day of productive usage. It also has best-in-class BlackBerry keyboard, which enables faster typing and more accurately on a touchscreen keyboard that learns how users write. With superior error correction, multi-language support, customized adaption and flow, BlackBerry’s touchscreen keyboard helps to reduce the mistakes and missteps that can hold users back.

It comes preloaded with the new BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system (OS), offering a fresh look that incorporates updated icons and an instant action bar so that users’ most commonly accessed functions, are in the centre of their screen.

Additional features include: BlackBerry Blend, which brings messaging and content that is on your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet.

Get instant message notifications, read and respond to work and personal email, BBM or text messages, and access documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time on whatever device the user is on, powered by BlackBerry. BlackBerry Blend works across desktop operating systems, including Mac OS X 10.7 +, Windows 7+ and Android tablets running Android 4.4+ via cellular, USB or Wi-Fi connections.

It also has BlackBerry Assistant, which is BlackBerry’s first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. It’s the only smartphone assistant on the market today that can access both personal and work content in work perimeter. BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to you based on how you interact with it – if you type, it responds silently, if you speak, it speaks back and if you activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes you might not have access to the screen.

It has dual app storefronts preloaded for access to a huge selection of apps for work and play.

Another feature known as BlackBerry World, offers essential business and productivity apps for professionals looking to drive efficient communications and collaboration including Box, Evernote, Cisco WebEx Meetings and Documents to Go.

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