Finally, Research in Motion has announced the much awaited touchscreen BlackBerry Bold in two versions - GSM and CDMA. Both the Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 will also debut the BlackBerry 7 OS that will be powered with a 1.2GHz processor. The 9900 is a GSM model while the 9930 is the CDMA version. RIM hasn t reveal the price of these handsets but has promised to make them available from leading mobile operators across the world from this summer.
In fact, the phone, which was earlier branded as the BlackBerry Bold Touch is the same leaked handset, codenamed Montana, that was listed in RIM s roadmap for 2011. RIM, in its coming generation of devices, plans to rely heavily on touch, NFC, and other modern-day features of smartphones. The new BlackBerry Bold handsets have a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports VGA (640x480) pixel resolution. They also have a QWERTY keyboard along with an optical trackpad as input points. Housing a powerful 1.2GHz processor along with 768MB RAM, they are expected to run the BlackBerry 7 OS smoothly and seamlessly.
At the rear lies a 5 megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video. Apparently, RIM wants its smartphones to be at par with current devices.
Check out the features below:
- 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen display - VGA (640x480), 287 dpi resolution - Ultra-easy QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad - BlackBerry 7 OS - 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Processor, 768 MB RAM - 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards - NFC technology - 5.0 MP camera, supports 720p HD video recording - Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor - Built-in GPS / aGPS - Dual-Band Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz - Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support - Wireless Network support:- 9900: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE o 9930: Dual-Band CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE - 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery - 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
As of now, there is no way to determine the price of these handsets, and no word on when either of them will be available in India. In a couple of months, we hope to get clarity on this subject, once RIM formally launches the BlackBerry 7 OS.