BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that it would be launching two new additions to the Bold smartphone range along with an all-new iteration of the BlackBerry OS.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 were unveiled this week at the BlackBerry World 2011 expo in Florida. Both handsets run on the next major release of the BlackBerry OS, version 7, and pack a gamut of high-end features that include a 1.2GHz processor, a 2.8-inch “liquid graphics” touchscreen display, a five-megapixel snapper that shoots videos in 720p, 8GB of internal storage, and last but not least, a full physical QWERTY keyboard.
So what’s there to separate the two? Well, the 9900 offers tri-band HSPA+ while the 9930 is an international device and offers dual-band CDMA. Both pack quad band GSM/Edge and as far as looks are concerned, they are basically the same handset with clear aesthetic similarities to the original Bold.
Of course, the main new feature here is BlackBerry OS 7, which according to RIM makes the user experience a lot friendlier and faster, with improved web browsing, voice activated search capabilities and the ability to keep personal and business information separate.
Although no specific release dates were revealed, RIM said that the handsets would be available worldwide in summer. So keep ‘em peeled for an announcement soon.