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The BlackBerry Leap loses the signature keyboard

The Canadian handset maker has dumped their physical QWERTY keyboards to attract new users.

While other smartphones from the Canadian manufacturer will continue to have the distinctive physical QWERTY keyboards, the latest device to be launched, the BlackBerry Leap, is losing this feature in favor of touch screen typing.

The goal is to be able to help the brand to appeal to younger professionals who are used to this mobile experience.

The BlackBerry Leap has been designed with younger professionals in mind. While the company is still focused on the business world as opposed to the consumer market, it has recognized that people under a certain age are comfortable functioning with a touch screen keyboard. Therefore, they have dropped the keypad for this device, in order to help them to compete with the Samsung Galaxy 6, the Apple iPhone 6, and other popular premium devices within the business community.

The BlackBerry Leap has also had a much more attractive price tag associated with it, to improve its appeal.

BlackBerry Leap loses keyboardUnlike its notably more expensive competition, the retail price for the new Leap smartphone is set at $275. That is about half the price of the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6. The device, itself, had previously been launched, but more information was revealed in order to help to boost the hype surrounding its release, which will be in April.

That said, there is still some mystery surrounding the device. While it is known that the Leap mobile device will still include the enterprise management and security tools and features that have become synonymous with BlackBerry smartphones, the nature of the keyboard for this device has not yet been made completely clear.

These smartphones will still have built in protection against malware, backup features, as well as wipe and restore capabilities. Owners of the BlackBerry Leap can also expect to take advantage of some of the company’s apps, such as the Blend, which gives users the ability to access their smartphone content with their tablets and laptop computers. The company has been taking a number of new tacks to work its way back into relevance within the business market.

iPhone 6 Plus supplies dwindle and sell out in many U.S. locations

The larger size display Apple smartphone broke pre-order sales records during its first 24 hours of availability.

Within the first 24 hours of pre-orders for the iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple smartphone with the new larger display, managed to break records, and is now facing delays of three to four weeks over what had initially been anticipated.

Now the new model of Apple smartphone has also started to run low or even sell out in American stores.

Stores throughout Manhattan, not just the Apple Store, have been reporting that their stocks of the iPhone 6 Plus are rapidly fizzling out. In fact, many of them came to the point that they were sold entirely out of their stock. This was the case that was being experienced in shops across the country that have been selling this new device. In downtown Portland, Oregon, the customers who had been lined up outside the store on the day that the product was to be released were informed that the larger display smartphone was sold out even before it opened.

This is striking news, when taking into consideration that the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t selling as well as its smaller alternative.

iPhone 6 sells outThat said, despite the fact that the iPhone 6 is selling more quickly, its delay is notably shorter than the larger option. Therefore, some consumers have decided to go with the smartphone that they are able to obtain more quickly. Some are seeking to find alternative ways to obtain the larger mobile device, but – depending on location – it can feel nearly impossible for those consumers to be able to have those devices in their hand without a considerable wait period.

According to 451 Research LLC analyst, Carl Howe, in a sales forecast that they have released Apple could may have sold between 12 million and 15 million devices over the weekend. That said, another prediction, from Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. analyst, Toni Sacconaghi, it was stated in a note written to investors that it was likely that there were between 7 million and 8 million devices sold. That would place the total at just shy of the 9 million units sold last year when the iPhone 5S and 5C were released.

The reason that Sacconaghi felt that sales of the iPhone 6 Plus and its smaller counterpart would not sell as much as last year was that Apple is facing serious restrictions in China so that it cannot be included among the countries in which these mobile devices are being sold in their first wave.