TodayRIM announced two powerful new BlackBerry Bold 9900, 9930 phones with high-res touch screens, fast 1.2-GHz processors, and a new OS that offers better graphics than BlackBerrys had before. The 9900 is a GSM model while the 9930 is the CDMA version. These two phones run 1.2-GHz Qualcomm processors and have 8GB of storage, 5-megapixel cameras with 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The company said that these are the thinnest BlackBerrys to date. The QWERTY handsets have a 2.8-inch, VGA (640×480) capacitive touch screen.
– 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 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
The new Bold will have a faster Web browser and new icons that make it easier to navigate on the device, said Andrew Blocking, a RIM vice president told reporters Monday. Both are expected to ship worldwide this summer. However, no details are available on the devices’ pricing.