Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Apr 2015 22:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

At the end of the day, BlackBerry needed to make this device happen, even if fans are screaming from the rooftops that they want a high-end all-touch device. Despite whether or not you personally decide to pick one up, the BlackBerry Leap is a pretty solid and very capable device that comes at a reasonable price, it just so happens that BlackBerry had to make a few compromises to make it all come together.

I get the Passport (still want one!), I get the Classic. I do not, however, get a generic BlackBerry phones that looks like any other default Android device - but with an operating system nobody (except people like me) is asking for.

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Ancient CPU
by sultanqasim on Wed 22nd Apr 2015 03:53 UTC
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I wonder why they stuck with the original MSM8960 from 2012 in a new 2015 device. There are newer chips that are cheaper, faster, and more energy efficient, such as the MSM8916. I guess they wanted to minimize development costs by reusing old hardware and software.

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