Research in Motion has unveiled a pair of new smartphones ahead of BlackBerry World in Orlando on Monday. Both the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are based on the new BlackBerry OS 7 platform.
There is only one real difference between these two 4G-enabled models: the 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity, while the 9930 is an international device supporting CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA+ global roaming on GSM/UMTS networks.
Also dubbed as the Bold Touch, the BlackBerry 9900/9930 sports a high-gloss glass-weave backplate, a sophisticated brushed stainless steel frame with a 10.5mm width, making this model the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet. Don’t worry, BlackBerry fans – the traditional QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad are still there. RIM is also getting onboard with mobile shopping quicker with the integration of NFC technology support.
Here’s a look at the rest of the features packed into the BlackBerry 9900/9930:
- 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