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More - Jun 8, 2015

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the BlackBerry Leap

This clever device isn’t just easy on your wallet (and your eyes); it’s also packed with amazing features

BlackBerry is back with a bold new phone designed for mobile professionals who want a secure, powerful and versatile device that won’t break the bank.

Powered by the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, this five-inch productivity tool features a dual-core processor, expandable memory and two cameras. The Leap is also set apart by its outstanding touchscreen keyboard, exceptional battery performance and best-in-class security.

You want more, you say? No worries. We can help. Here are five additional BlackBerry Leap features you probably don’t know about.

1. A Smarter Assistant

As with Siri (iOS), Google Now (Android) and Cortana (Windows Phone), BlackBerry has its own voice-activated personal assistant – but this one cleverly replies to you in a contextual manner. What does that mean? Type a request and it’ll show you text because it assumes you need to be quiet (perhaps in a meeting). But if you talk over Bluetooth, it’ll give you an audio reply in case you’re driving.

2. More Apps Than You Realize

BlackBerry sometimes gets flak for having fewer apps than the other guys, but the BlackBerry Leap delivers not one but two integrated storefronts for different purposes. BlackBerry World is loaded with business and productivity applications, while Amazon Appstore lets you choose from hundreds of thousands of Android apps and games.

3. Move Between Devices

The BlackBerry Leap supports BlackBerry Blend, which keeps you productive on whatever device you have in front of you. Even though your phone might be tucked away in your pocket or purse, you can see messages pop up on your laptop or tablet and reply as if you were typing on your phone. Or update a calendar entry on your phone, and it’ll wirelessly and instantly sync with your other devices.

4. Super-fast Browsing

It’s no secret BlackBerry needed to upgrade its Web-browsing experience – and it sure has. With the lean BlackBerry Browser, you can: quickly and smoothly surf the internet; add or remove search engines; stream video; switch between multiple tabs; activate a clutter-free reader mode; download files to your device; save webpages for offline viewing; and easily share links and photos.

5. Hub Is Here

While you might’ve heard about this BlackBerry 10 feature in previous devices – like the Q- and Z- Series, BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport – the BlackBerry Hub rocks on the Leap, too. It consolidates all of your communications into one universal inbox, so you can see at a glance what’s coming in – including emails, BBM pings, text messages, Facebook comments, tweets and more.

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