RIM announces Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 and Blackberry OS 7
Today Research in Motion has announced two new smart phones the Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 as well as their latest offering in the platform section, the Blackberry OS 7.
The new OS is said to be faster, touch oriented and better suited for managing a personal and professional life with a new feature called Balance. It will also feature NFC as well as HD video. Check out some of the features of the new OS. Sadly the new OS won’t be available for older devices and will only support new and upcoming devices.
- Liquid Graphics – The BlackBerry 7 OS delivers fast, fluid performance when browsing, accessing pictures or video, or running graphics intensive games.
- NFC – Built-in support for Near Field Communications (NFC), an exciting new technology that is designed to provide a secure exchange of information between NFC-enabled devices over a very short distance.
- Augmented Reality – The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature a built-in compass (magnetometer) to take advantage of BlackBerry 7 OS support for augmented reality applications.
- HD Video – The BlackBerry 7 OS supports up to 720p HD video recording.
The two new smart phones are the Blackberry Bold 9900 and the 9930 (The Bold 9900 in CDMA). The smart phones are the thinnest Blackberries to hit the market and have high resolution, capacitive touch screen. The features of the smart phones are:
- 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
- 2.8″ capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 287 PPI resolution
- Full, wide 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 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
- Wireless Network support:
BlackBerry Bold 9900 smart phone: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
BlackBerry Bold 9930 smart phone: Dual-Band CDMA/EVDO Rev A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE