BlackBerry Bold 9900 & 9930 are the thinnest and most powerful BlackBerry smartphones to date. Both phones feature the renowned BlackBerry thumb-type keyboard matched with a brilliant capacitive touchscreen and the new BlackBerry 7 OS.
Both models share the same design and almost similar specifications. BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity while the 9930 - being the world variant - comes with dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM support.
Unveiled today at BlackBerry World Ontario, these two BlackBerry Bold Touch models are made of premium materials and finishes that characterize the legendary BlackBerry Bold line. Both models have a lustrous exterior with a high-gloss glass-weave back plate and a brushed stainless steel frame. Note that they are also the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones yet, with depth of only 10.5mm.
BlackBerry Bold Touch's Liquid Graphics display, a key new feature fully supported by BlackBerry 7 OS, delivers fast, smooth performance for highly responsive touch-based navigation, pictures, video, web browsing and graphics intensive games. The display actually offers up to 60 frames-per-second performance with instant user interface response, which should come handy when swiping through 5 MegaPixel photos and viewing 720p HD videos taken using BB Bold Touch.
What's New with BlackBerry 7 OS?
Quoting the official press release by Research in Motion --
The BlackBerry 7 OS is designed to power the new performance-driven BlackBerry Bold platform. It provides an easier and faster user experience with improved browsing, voice-activated searches, the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, as well as additional personal and productivity apps out of the box.
Building upon the Universal Search feature introduced in BlackBerry 6, BlackBerry 7 expands the capability to include voice-activated search. This new capability makes it even easier and more convenient to search for content on the smartphone or web.
BlackBerry 7 also integrates BlackBerry Balance, which separates personal content from corporate content on the smartphone, giving users the freedom and flexibility to use the handset for personal email, Facebook, Twitter, multimedia, games and other apps while satisfying the very real need for corporate data to be highly secure and manageable. BlackBerry Balance works in conjunction with BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.3, which provides a number of unique IT policy controls such as wiping only corporate data from the handset or blocking work related content and apps from being copied or forwarded to personal contacts.
With BlackBerry 7 on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones, users will also get the full version of Docs To Go with all "premium" features enabled out-of-the-box so that users can easily work with Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the smartphone. Docs To Go also includes a native PDF viewer.
Research in Motion has yet to announce the official SRP and exact release date of BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930 worldwide.
While we're awaiting updates from the Canadian company, you might want to check out the complete technical specifications table of BlackBerry Bold Touch --
|Name||BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930|
|Type||Touch and Type CandyBar QWERTY|
|Price Category||High End (Flagship Release)|
|Dimensions||115 x 66 x 10.5 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, TBA|
|Operating System||BlackBerry 7 OS|
|Display||2.8" capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640x480), 287 dpi resolution|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM|
|Camera||5.0 MegaPixel camera|
|Video Capture||720p HD video recording|
|Audio and Video Playback||TBA|
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||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|
|Network||9900: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE o 9930: Dual-Band CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE|
|Memory||8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards|
|Sensors||Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor|