BlackBerry Leap arrives in Vietnam May 15th through authorized BlackBerry partners

In addition to the announcement of the BlackBerry Leap arriving in Canada, BlackBerry has now also announced availability for the device in Vietnam. As noted in the press release, the BlackBerry Leap will be made available on May 15th through authorized BlackBerry partners.

"The latest addition to our BlackBerry 10 portfolio was built specifically for entrepreneurs and professionals who see their smartphone as a powerful and durable productivity tool, which also safeguards sensitive communications at all times. Priced affordably, the BlackBerry Leap will extend the full capabilities of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System version 10.3.1 experience for a new generation of customers in Vietnam," said Cameron Vernest, Managing Director for Vietnam at BlackBerry.

Although the announcement doesn't include any pricing details, it should be around the $275 USD pricing making it approximately 6.49 million VND including VAT. Be sure to check out our full BlackBerry Leap review to get a better look at the device.

BlackBerry Announces Availability of BlackBerry Leap in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced the availability of the all new BlackBerry® Leap smartphone in Vietnam. The BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level. The BlackBerry Leap includes a brilliant edge-to-edge five-inch HD display, BlackBerry's latest operating system and more than a full day's battery power, keeping users hyper connected, productive and always in control.

The 4G LTE enabled smartphone will be available from May 15, 2015 through authorized BlackBerry partners.

"The latest addition to our BlackBerry 10 portfolio was built specifically for entrepreneurs and professionals who see their smartphone as a powerful and durable productivity tool, which also safeguards sensitive communications at all times. Priced affordably, the BlackBerry Leap will extend the full capabilities of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System version 10.3.1 experience for a new generation of customers in Vietnam," said Cameron Vernest, Managing Director for Vietnam at BlackBerry.

Top features of BlackBerry Leap that drive security, productivity, communications and collaboration include:

  • Security to Maintain Privacy –You can feel safe in the knowledge that BlackBerry Leap was designed with the highest standards of security in mind to protect your privacy. It is equipped with support for encryption, plus built-in malware protection and back-up, wipe and restore. All to give you control and help secure your data against the next embarrassing and potentially costly cyberattack.

  • Battery That Powers Through a Full Day – With up to 25 hours of heavy use,* the BlackBerry Leap will power through even your most demanding day. The impressive 2800 mAh battery and optimization of power consumption in BlackBerry 10 gives users more than a full day of productive usage.

  • Best-in-Class BlackBerry Keyboard – Type faster and more accurately on a touchscreen keyboard that learns how you 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 you back.

  • BlackBerry® 10 OS 10.3.1 – BlackBerry Leap comes preloaded with the new BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, offering a fresh look that incorporates updated icons and an instant action bar so that users' most commonly accessed functions are in the center of their screen. Additional features include:

  • BlackBerry® Blend – BlackBerry Blend brings messaging and content that is on your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet. Get instant message notifications, read and respond to your work and personal email, BBM® or text messages, and access your documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time on whatever device you are on, powered by your 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.

  • BlackBerry® Assistant – The BlackBerry Assistant 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 your 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.

Dual app storefronts preloaded for access to a huge selection of apps for work and play:

  • BlackBerry World – 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.

  • Amazon Appstore – Discover and download popular Android apps and games through the Amazon Appstore including Candy Crush Saga, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Kindle and Amazon Shopping.

For more information about BlackBerry Leap, please visit http://www.BlackBerry.com/Leap.