RIM Announces The BlackBerry Touch 9900/9930; Runs BlackBerry OS 7
By on May 2nd, 2011

Research In Motion (RIM) has just announced two new BlackBerry handsets which aim to woo back the company’s once loyal customers.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the Bold 9930 a.k.a Bold Touch feature a full QWERTY keyboard, and a 2.8-inch Liquid Graphics’ touch screen with VGA (640×480) resolution. The handsets are powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor.

Both the handsets are same right down to the core, except for their network antenna. The Bold 9900 supports HSPA+, while the 9930 supports both dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM. The handsets also pack 768MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera with Flash, and Image stabilization. The camera is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution.

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The Bold 9900 and the 9930 are also the slimmest BlackBerry handsets until date, measuring in at only 10.5mm. The usual array of sensors Digital Compass,   Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Proximity sensor, GPS with A-GPS and Bluetooth 2.1 are also present. The handsets will also come with an NFC chip, again a first for BlackBerry handsets.

BlackBerry 7 The BlackBerry 7 OS is designed to power the new performance-driven BlackBerry Bold platform. It provides an easier and faster user experience with improved browsing, voice-activated searches, the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, as well as additional personal and productivity apps out of the box.

The Bold Touch 9900 and the 9930 will be running BlackBerry OS 7, when launched. The new OS brings is faster, easier to use, and also brings a new web browser. The new OS also supports voice search, along with BlackBerry Balance. This new features aims at separating a user’s personal and corporate content on his handset.

The handsets will be powered by a 1230mAh user-replaceable battery. The Touch 9900 and the 9930 are expected to be released all over the world beginning this summer’.

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  • http://www.techendeavour.com Rahul Aggarwal

    As promised the BlackBerry has released its OS-7 based smart phones with liquid graphics touch screen on 2nd May,2011. The features are tremendously molded with 4-G characters and yet the thinnest Blackberry at 10.5mm, the expected add-on is the androids app for these phones. With a better browser and greater save in the browsing time, I am sure that the BOLD 9900 and BOLD 9930 are a milestone in the field of smart phones.

    • Claudene

      do you know when it will be released in South Africa? and could you perhaps give an estimation of the price?

  • Mary-Anne

    What colours will the 9900 & 9930 be available in & does dualband CDMa & Quad bank GSM for the 9930 mean that it is has better/faster processing speed. Not too clear on the techno meanings between the two phones. Thank You.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510259809 Onassis Passout Fantastico

    Why is it persons are underminding the (9930) and consider the (9900) to be better.

 
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