When Chen and the team announced new hardware at this year's Mobile World Congress, we got a chance to see two of the upcoming devices slated for a 2015 release.
First, the BlackBerry Leap, a device aimed at mostly Entrepreneurs and Enterprise fleet renewals. Then, a somewhat unexpected guest appeared - the BlackBerry Slider.
Ron Louks, President - Devices and Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry - held up two variants of this device (White, Black) but was quick to hide them again after showing them for less than 10 seconds. While the devices were shown to select partners, the media was unable to view the devices afterwards, leaving us with a few dark and blurry photos of said device. Even with image enhancing, the angles and photos aren't enough to satisfy the community's taste for more.
The device is expected late summer 2015 alongside OS 10.3.2, with some pretty interesting rumoured specs:
- 5.1" 2560x1440 Display (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
- 3650mAh Battery
- 16MP Rear Camera, 5MP Front Facing Camera
- Unverified Dual Quad-Core Processor
- OS 10.3.2
- One Handed Navigation
- 35 Key, Touch Enabled Physical Keyboard
- Front Facing Speaker
I originally showed you some renderings of the device in black - but I wanted to bring you the white edition of the renders: