At the BlackBerry World 2011, the company announced the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones driven by the BlackBerry 7 OS. These new devices integrate brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screens, trackpads and full QWERTY keypads and are the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones yet.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones are expected to be available from carriers around the world beginning this summer.
Here’s a quick look of the key specs:
- 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
- 2.8&Prime capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 287 PPI resolution
- Full, wide QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
- 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM
- 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
- Near Field Communications (NFC) technology
- 5.0 MP camera with flash, supports 720p HD video recording
- Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
- 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 support
- 230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
- Wireless Network support:
- BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
- BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone: Dual-Band CDMA/EVDO Rev A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
BlackBerry 7 OS is a performance driven platform designed to deliver a faster and easier communication, multimedia and productivity experience for BlackBerry smartphone users. In addition to improved web browsing and universal search capabilities (now with voice-enabled search!), here’s a quick rundown of some of the new functionality that the BlackBerry 7 OS powers in the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones:
- Liquid Graphics – BlackBerry 7 OS delivers fast, fluid performance when browsing, accessing pictures or video, or running graphics intensive games.
- NFC – Built-in support for NFC, an exciting new technology that is designed to provide a secure exchange of information between NFC-enabled devices over a very short distance.
- Augmented Reality – BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature a built-in compass (magnetometer) to take advantage of BlackBerry 7 OS support for augmented reality apps.
- HD Video – BlackBerry 7 OS supports up to 720p HD video recording.
For now, head to the BlackBerry Bold smartphone page for the latest info.
[Source: BlackBerry blog]