BlackBerry Leap

It seems the BlackBerry Rio, which might go to market as the BlackBerry Leap, can't stay under wraps any longer. The mid-range or low-end depending on your tastes, all-touch device which has been appearing in various ways since late last year has now been caught in some new photos. As we noted before, the design is familiar to that of the Z3 but inside the specs are slightly different.

  • 295 PPI on a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display
  • 2MP front facing, 8MP rear facing cameras
  • 2800 mAh non-removable battery
  • MSM 8960 Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB Flash + Micro SD
  • Penta Band LTE + 4G Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
  • BT 4.0 / DLNA / Miracast
  • Dual Microphone
  • Speakerphone
  • 9.5 mm profile

It's pretty much expected the device will come in the sub $200 range and according to recent import reports that show the device arriving in India in small quantities already that seems accurate. As for release timing, it could be released somewhere in April or May with an announcement being made at Mobile World Congress.

Have a look through the photos below and sound off in the comments with what you think now that you're looking at the real deal. I suppose it should be noted that where it's not official as of yet, everything here is still subject to change.

BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

Source: N4BB