BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 & 9930 unveiled: Specs & Review

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900
Florida, May 3: The BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has announced the launch of two smartphones, BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and Touch 9930, running on the brand new BlackBerry OS 7. RIM's new smartphones bring touchscreen features with a QWERTY keypad.

The new BlackBerry Bold Touch was launched after a series of speculations and leaks. Earlier, RIM planned to launch this smartphone in the name Dakota, but finally stayed with the name Bold, which was another successful smartphone from RIM. Later, the new BlackBerry Bold Touch leaked through RIM's website just few days before the launch.

The new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and Touch 9930 have almost identical features, but the later supports quad-band GSM and dual-band HSPA+ global roaming. The main attraction of these smartphones are its brand new BlackBerry OS 7 powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor and 768MB RAM.

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and Touch 9930 have 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen displays with 640x480 pixels resolution. The QWERTY Keyboard and the optical Trackpad make this smartphones a valued business class model. The 'touch and type' feature adds more fun to use this smartphones.

RIM's new BlackBerry Bold Touch mobiles offer 5 megapixel camera at rear with LED flash that is capable of recording 720p video. These mobiles have an internal memory of 8 GB, which can be extended up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.

Connectivity options on the phones include dual-band Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz, NFC support, GPS with A-GPS and Bluetooth.

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 Specifications & Features:

* 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display
* BlackBerry OS7
* 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors
* QWERTY Keyboard & Optical Trackpad
* Near Field Communications (NFC) support
* 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash
* WiFi b/g/n
* Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR
* 8 GB internal storage
* 32 GB micro SD support
* HSDPA and HSUPA support

RIM said that the new Touch smartphones will be available in international market by 2011 summer. RIM has not yet announced the release date and pricing in India. So, stay tuned for more updates.

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