RIM Announces BlackBerry 7 OS, Bold 9900/9930 Smartphones
The first phone to support BB 7 will be the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, the Bold Touch. The phone packs a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and 768MB of RAM powering a 2.8" VGA touchscreen. There is a 5 megapixel camera on the rear that includes image stabilization, plus you will find 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. The phone features a full QWERTY keyboard and NFC circuitry. The Bold Touch measures in at 10.5mm which makes it RIM's thinnest phone yet. The 9900 features HSPA+ connectivity for 4G support on GSM networks, while the 9930 is the world phone and packs a dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM radio. Both feature 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1.
The BlackBerry Bold Touch will be available this summer, though no mention of carriers and price was announced.