RIM unveiled 2 smart-phones based on the BlackBerry 7 operating system. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 will compete for forthcoming holiday sales with Nokia’s Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, as well as Apple’s iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Blackberry Bold 9790
True to the BlackBerry Bold brand, the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 smart-phone is powerful, full featured and built with premium materials and finishes. It combines a high-resolution and highly responsive touch display with a highly tactile keyboard and a precise optical trackpad, but comes in a narrow design that is easy to carry and exceptionally comfortable to hold. With the BlackBerry 7 OS and powerful 1 GHz processor, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 delivers fast, smooth performance for browsing the web, running apps, working with documents, and enjoying multimedia. It includes 8 GB of on-board memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.
Features And Technical Specifications
- 2.45″ inch touch screen
- 480×360 pixel resolution at 246ppi
- Runs on BlackBerry 7 OS
- Memory 8 GB on-board, expandable up to 40 GB
- 5 MP camera (with flash, continuous auto focus, face detection, image stabilization, scene modes, 2x digital zoom)
- VGA video recording (640×480)
Blackberry Bold 9380
BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first all-touch smartphone in the BlackBerry Curve family. It features a highly responsive and brilliant 3.2” high resolution display and comes with preinstalled social networking apps, including BBM (Popularly known as BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, Twitter and Social Feeds apps, that offer a fun, easy and smoothly integrated mobile experience. This compact and stylish handset also features a 5 MP camera with flash and video recording, allowing users to easily capture and share their favorite moments with family, friends and colleagues.
Features and Technical Specifications
- 3.2″ inch HVGA+ touch screen
- 480X360 pixel resolution at 188ppi
- Runs on BlackBerry 7 OS
- Offers battery life of upto 5.5 hours of GSM talk time with a UMTS Standby Time of up to 15 days
- 512 MB on-board memory
- 32 GB expandable memory via microSD card
- 5 MP camera (with flash, image stabilization, 4x digital zoom, scene modes)
- VGA video recording (640X480)
BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 are both powered by the new BlackBerry 7 OS, which delivers a faster and richer user experience with improved browsing, voice-activated searches, and support for Augmented Reality and NFC (Near Field Communications). It also includes the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, and comes with a variety of personal and productivity apps out of the box.
Both these models will be available first in Indonesia from 26th November, 2011 and its availability and price for India has not been revealed yet. Wait for further updates!