Research in Motion has recently launched two new smartphones prior to annual BlackBerry World event which was scheduled in Orlando on Monday. The handsets are called BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry 9930 and both of them run on the new BlackBerry OS 7 platform.
Both of the handsets are quite similar to each other in terms of specs and exterior look, but only difference between these two 4G-enabled models is 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity, while the 9930 is an international device that is designed to support CDMA EV-DO Rev A as well as HSPA+ global roaming on GSM/UMTS networks.
Also named as the Bold Touch, the BlackBerry 9900/9930 features a super glossy glass-weave back plate, accompanied by a sophisticated brushed stainless steel frame measuring 10.5mm in width. Therefore these handsets become the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones ever. But the traditional QWERTY keyboard of BlackBerry smartphones along with its optical track pad has not been sacrificed to make it look thinnest. Besides that the handsets are getting NFC technology support.
BlackBerry 9900/9930 Features:
- 1.2GHz processor with 768 MB RAM
- 2.8-inch Liquid Graphics capacitive touch screen with 640 x 480 resolution
- Weight: 4.6 ounces
- 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
- 8 GB of memory
- microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB)
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- 5.0-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording
- Proximity sensor
- Digital compass
- Full version of Docs To Go along with all premium features enabled
- 1,230mAh removable, rechargeable battery
The prices and the availability of the latest BlackBerry devices are still unknown. Our reporters have been able to find the only information that the latest BlackBerry Bold handsets will be available with “carriers around the world” from this summer.