New Bolds go all out with “most powerful yet” device, new touch screen on latest BlackBerry 7 OS.
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Just announced today as part of its BlackBerry World conference, Bold 9900 and 9930 promise “blazingly fast performance,” by its Canadian makers Research In Motion.
But hold on, it’s still featuring the classic QWERTY keyboard alongside the new touch screen technology, giving users the best of the new Bold world.
Both Bolds come with brushed stainless steel frame and glass-weave backplate and are the thinnest yet, at 10.5mm, running on a “performance-driven platform” on the new 7 OS, RIM said today.
They feature a 1.2 GHz processor, “highly responsive navigation” on its Liquid Graphics touch screen, and support for high speed 4G wireless networks and Bluetooth.
These devices are not just for business and are ideal for playing around on its installed video games and fast multimedia functions like web browsing, and delivers 287 dpi visuals for pictures on 5.0 MP camera.
The Bolds also support up to 720p HD video recording and playback and allows sharing of music and photos using Media Sync.
The new 7 OS also has a ‘Balance’ feature which allows both work and play giving personal email, Facebook, Twitter, and multimedia access, alongside BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.3.
The 9900, 99300 also support Near Field Communications which enables users to read information such as a web link from smart tags by simply tapping their device to an NFC tag and a compass to support location-based services and augmented reality.
Users will also get the full version of Docs To Go with all premium tools to enable Word, Excel and PowerPoint files Docs To Go.
“These fully-loaded and beautifully crafted smartphones offer a highly refined user experience with blazingly fast performance, a brilliant touch screen and an outstanding typing experience,” says Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO, Research In Motion.
Both the Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones are to be unleashed this winter here.
· 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
· 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 287 dpi resolution
· Ultra-easy 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
· NFC technology
· 5.0 MP camera, 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
And it has also emerged how a tweet sent from a Blackberry changed the world yesterday: “So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn,” Keith Urbahn, former Chief of Staff, of Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, wrote on his BlackBerry at 10.25 EST. Urbahn was the first to break the news on his Twitter account.
The news of the demise of Bin Laden, the godfather of terrorism and leader of al-Qa’ida, who has been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for more than ten years was met with jubilation across the world and inspired more online searches than the recent Royal Wedding.
BlackBerry World, which showcases “everything BlackBerry “is kicking off today in Orlando, Florida.