1. KemKev's Avatar
    Despite the low price, the Leap is undeniably a BlackBerry. Build quality is solid. At 5.67 x 2.87 x .37 inches, it sits comfortably in the hand, and at 170 grams (6 oz), its not too heavy to handle. I found it easy to operate one-handed; the textured back and non-slip sides cut down the risk of drops.

    The screen is very good: a clear and bright edge-to-edge 5 inch, 1280 x 720 HD display (294 pixels per inch, if youre counting) with 24 bit colour and 16:9 aspect ratio. It cant hold a candle to the Blackberry Passports display, of course, but its quite respectable, and good value for the price. The company did save a few bucks on some of the innards here and there to maintain the price point; for example, theres no Near Field Communications (NFC), meaning many mobile payment mechanisms wont work, and theres no SlimPort for HDMI output, but its still a very well configured phone.

    The cameras are fairly basic, with an 8 MP auto-focus rear camera with 5X digital zoom, flash, video image stabilization and 1080p HD video, and a 2 MP fixed focus front camera with 3X digital zoom and 720p video. Images were decent, and there was little shutter lag. The operating system has some clever photo features built in, such as Time Shift, which quickly snaps a series of images so you can capture that one moment when everyones eyes were open.
    Read entire article here -> BlackBerry Ltd Leap review: Low price, but undeniably a BlackBerry | Financial Post
    05-12-15 03:47 AM
  2. girinath's Avatar
    The price is not low in india. The phone is good but it will never hit in india until BlackBerry understands the prices of their devices.

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    05-12-15 04:01 AM
  3. mad_mdx's Avatar
    The price is not low in india. The phone is good but it will never hit in india until BlackBerry understands the prices of their devices.

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    This is a Canadian review. Why would the author care to mention anything about India?
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    05-12-15 08:15 AM
  4. girinath's Avatar
    This is a Canadian review. Why would the author care to mention anything about India?
    I know that bit I don't talking about india where it won't sell good due to the price. It is not considered for canada though

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    05-12-15 08:20 AM
  5. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    I know that bit I don't talking about india where it won't sell good due to the price. It is not considered for canada though

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    Perhaps with time, there will be some discounting in India to make it more affordable to more people... It's a great Phone!

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    05-12-15 05:43 PM
  6. thymaster's Avatar
    The problem with exporting to India is that there are too many hidden and corrupt taxes that makes it's way through before the phone is in the users hand. BlackBerry is probably selling their phones at the cheapest possible price before making it to India. You can't blame BlackBerry for not trying.

    The price is not low in india. The phone is good but it will never hit in india until BlackBerry understands the prices of their devices.

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    05-13-15 06:02 AM
  7. gokulesh's Avatar
    The problem with exporting to India is that there are too many hidden and corrupt taxes that makes it's way through before the phone is in the users hand. BlackBerry is probably selling their phones at the cheapest possible price before making it to India. You can't blame BlackBerry for not trying.
    That's pretty offensive. How can you have "corrupt" taxes? If this is the case every country has corrupt taxes.

    There is nothing hidden either. Duties for importing electronic goods is high period. That is why the Chinese companies, Samsung etc are building factories so they can price their phones cheaper.

    Unless BlackBerry's contract manufacturer either has or builds a factory in India the prices will remain high.

    And the people are just going to have to accept the reality and stop the whining and ********.

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    05-13-15 06:31 AM
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