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RIM reveals BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930, comes with exciting upgrades

During the recent BlackBerry World 2011, Research In Motion (RIM) announced two new exciting phone upgrade for the BlackBerry Bold, the Bold Touch 9900 and Bold Touch 9930.

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900/9930

From the name alone, you would’ve guessed that the 9900 and 9930 are the touch-version of the BlackBerry Bold. They have a slightly larger screen size as the previous Bold at 2.8-inch with a higher-resolution capacitive touch display on a slimmer body. Yup, the sexy BlackBerry Bold just got sexier with the Bold Touch 9900 and Bold Touch 9930.

These two new BlackBerries also come with interesting upgrades like a more powerful 1.2GHz processor, 768MB RAM, and a respectable 5 megapixel camera with flash that can do 720p HD video recording. It is also equipped with the latest BlackBerry 7 OS which won’t roll down to previous BlackBerry phones including the Torch. Must be quite an OS upgrade to force RIM to hit the 1GHz processor mark on their phones.

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and Bold Touch 9930 Specs:

  • 2.8″³ capacitive touch screen display ““ VGA (640×480), 287 PPI resolution
  • Full, wide QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
  • BlackBerry 7 OS
  • 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM
  • 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
  • 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
  • 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
  • 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g

Wireless Network support:

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
  • BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone: Dual-Band CDMA/EVDO Rev A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
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  • Messie

    Will this be the phone to replace my overly used BB Curve 8520? Buti na lang hindi ako ng upgrade agad. I don’t know what RIM is thinking, but making OS upgrades inavailable for the previous models (even for phones realeased lately) is I think a big F you to their loyal customers. Tsk.

    • yes… magandang upgrade ito. I think mas lalong maiinis mga old BB users if they load OS 7 but experience a poor performance because their processor/RAM can’t handle the OS so it’s better this way.

  • 21

    QVGA , VGA ? whats the difference? much better if this will be in AMOLED.

    • Messie

      It won’t matter. At such small screen, an AMOLED will be unnecessary. Besides, BB is not really known for multimedia or gaming which takes advantage of the crispiness of an AMOLED or a Retina screen.

      • true… you won’t notice much on a smaller screen. what good is AMOLED if all you’ll be doing is messaging and checking mails or updating facebook.

  • ko0LfiRe

    if its true that RIM is going to make QNX (some rumors they will call it OS8) the OS of future BB phones why do u have to buy these phones today if they might not be also cannot support QNX? Mas ok sana kung gumawa sila ng OS7 na light version para s mga current BB users ngaun….

    • if it’s true that is. i think qnx is made for bigger displays (parang Android 3.0). if they’re going to put it on future bb phones then we’ll probably see full touchscreen-based BB phones which in that case… mawawala na yung identity ng blackberry na phone. hehe.

  • Air21

    Sr. estimated price? 26k?

    • if i have to guess around that range pero wala pa talagang nabibigay na details.