“Sleek” and “slim” are probably not the best adjectives to describe BlackBerry smartphones, but the latest offerings from RIM is bound to grab the attention of shoppers who want their phones as stylish as they are powerful. Last Sunday, RIM revealed the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the thinnest, most powerful BlackBerry devices yet. Also known as The Bold Touch, both devices are housed in a sophisticated stainless steel frame and are a mere 10.5mm wide. The smartphones are 4G-enabled and run on the new BlackBerry OS 7 platform; the only difference is that the 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity, while the 9930 is more sophisticated, with support for CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA+ global roaming on GSM/UMTS networks.
Here are the full specs of the two devices:
* 2.8-inch Liquid Graphics capacitive touch screen (640 x 480 resolution)
* 1.2GHz processor with 768 MB RAM
* 8 GB of memory
* microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB)
* 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
* 5.0-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording
* Digital compass
* Proximity sensor
* Full version of Docs To Go with all premium features enabled
* 1,230mAh removable, rechargeable battery
* Weight: 4.6 ounces
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but RIM made a vague statement about these BlackBerry Bold models being available this summer.