BlackBerry Style 9670 CDMA Launched In India For Rs.24,990

Last year, BlackBerry announced the launch of BlackBerry Style 9670 flip smartphone exclusively on the airwaves of Sprint in the US. Finally after waiting for more than six months, this handset has been officially launched in India. BlackBerry Style 9670 is a CDMA phone, so it can be used only with Reliance, Tata Docomo and MTS in India.

This handset runs on the Blackberry 6 Operating System and it comes with a two large display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera and more. The external screen can be used for quickly viewing notifications and messages, while the high-resolution internal screen can be used for web browsing and watching videos. Check out the complete specs below.

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The CDMA segment represents a significant portion of the overall mobile subscriber base in India and we are pleased to further our commitment to Indian consumers with the introduction of this powerful and stylish BlackBerry smartphone,said Frenny Bawa, Managing Director, India, Research In Motion. The BlackBerry Style is a new and exciting choice for customers, offering an attractive flip design and an intuitive user experience powered by the new BlackBerry 6 operating system.

BlackBerry Style 9670 features a 2.7 inch QVGA internal display with 360 x 400 pixels resolution, 2 inch QVGA external display, BlackBerry 6 Operating System, Full QWERTY keyboard, Trackpad, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with flash, continues auto-focus and image stabilization, VGA video recording and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, Multimedia player, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, GPS, 512MB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 8GB card included, BlackBerry Maps, 14 hours of music playback, 4.5 hours of talk time, 10.5 days of stand-by time and a 1150 mAhr battery.

BlackBerry Style 9670 comes with SNS apps for accessing YouTube, BBM, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.24,990.

TELUS Updates The Curve 9300 And Bold 9700 To BlackBerry OS6

RIM rolled out its next generation mobile OS for some BlackBerry handsets the BlackBerry OS 6 – quite some time ago. However, many users who own a carrier branded BlackBerry handset have to wait impatiently, until their network operator releases the OS6 update.

Today, TELUS has started rolling out the BlackBerry OS6 for the TELUS branded Curve 9300 or the Bold 9700. Yes, nearly 6 months after it was officially released by RIM.   The latest version of the BlackBerry OS will bring with a host of new features including a faster web browser.


The UI of the OS has also been spiced up, including a new revamped home screen, so as to make the OS look modern. The new OS now also features a universal search capability.

BlackBerry OS 6 also comes pre-installed with a YouTube client, new camera modes and a revamped music player for a better multimedia experience. The new OS is also much faster and stable compared to its predecessors.

BlackBerry Curve and Bold handset owners can find the steps to update their handset to OS 6 here.

Blackberry Bold R020 Revealed

After the launch of the Blackberry Torch and the rumors of the Blackpad surfaced, here’s another rumor for Blackberry fans — BGR has gotten hold of leaked internal documents which detail the Blackberry R020, the latest version of the Blackberry Bold. It will succeed the Blackberry Bold 9700 and offers some improvements over it.

Blackberry Bold R020

The design will be more or less identical to the Blackberry Bold 9700, but the hardware will be refreshed. It will have the same 624 MHz processor and 2.44 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels; but it will come with twice the RAM (512 MB) and a 5 MP camera with autofocus and flash. It will run the new Blackberry OS 6. It will have 512 MB internal memory and will come with 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

It should probably launch by the end of October 2010. No pricing details are out yet.

Source: BGR

Blackberry Tablet to Run QNX OS, Not Blackberry OS 6

Blackberry TabletWhen rumors of the upcoming Blackberry tablet — the BlackPad surfaced, everyone assumed that it would run on a version of the new Blackberry OS 6.0, which powers the latest range of Blackberry phones.

However, Bloomberg and many sources are now reporting that Research in Motion may be planning to use an altogether new tablet OS for the BlackPad, not the Blackberry 6 OS.

In April 2010, RIM acquired QNX Software Systems for about $200 million. QNX creates operating systems for embedded systems which run on multiple architectures like ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, SH and x86. There are many software developers that already develop software for QNX.

Experts say that it may be much faster and simpler to use the QNX OS for the BlackPad, than use the Blackberry 6 OS which still includes legacy code from the older OS versions.

The BlackPad will offer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. You can also connect to your Blackberry via Bluetooth and browse the web using its 3G data connection. It is expected to have a 9.7 inch display and will be priced at around $499. Check out our earlier post for more details on the Blackberry Tablet.

Source: Bloomberg