A trio of new BlackBerry handsets are on the brink of launching in the U.S., but there’s a few more on the way. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is one we’ve been hearing about for awhile, and it should be hitting Canada on August 29 care of Bell Mobility, according to some leaked documents.
Another year, another BlackBerry Torch on AT&T. Though the new model looks quite similar to the outgoing Torch 9800, it sports a lot of improvements under the hood. Instead of a dated 624MHz XScale CPU, we have a 1.2GHz CPU, and we’ve got a new OS, BlackBerry 7, that cuts the bloat and improves on web browsing. The display still measures 3.2″, but the resolution is higher at VGA 640 x 480 for a very sharp 253dpi pixel density. That means sharper looking photos and videos, but also plenty of zooming to make text readable in the web browser.
Research in Motion’s new BlackBerry Bold and Torch smartphones will be officially released by AT&T and Sprint on Aug. 21 and by Verizon on Aug. 25.
AT&T will carry the BlackBerry Torch 9810, which runs on AT&T’s 4G LTE network and features a slide-out keyboard and a 3.2-inch touch screen.
The Torch 9810 looks pretty much the same as the Torch 9800 that it will replace, but the refreshed units will add a higher-resolution display (up to 640 by 480 from 480 by 360) and more memory (8 gigabytes up from 4 gigabytes). AT&T has yet to provide a price for the Torch 9810.
Oman Mobile yesterday announced that it would launch BlackBerry Bold™ 9900 smartphone soon.
The stunning high-performance BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone combines BlackBerry’s industry leading QWERTY keyboard design with a brilliant, high resolution touch screen.
The smartphone is powered by the BlackBerry 7 OS now with Liquid Graphics, enhanced BlackBerry® Browser, voice-activated Universal Search, support for augmented reality and Near Field Communication (NFC) which enables making credit card payments using the smartphone and can serve as keycard or ID card.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 has also additional premium personal and productivity apps out of the box.
Distinguished by an iconic design and the industry’s best keyboard, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone features premium materials and finishes that characterise the BlackBerry Bold line.
It has a lustrous exterior with a brushed stainless steel frame and a high-gloss glass-weave backplate.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone will be available within the next few days.
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 boasts some hardware upgrades from its predecessor, the Torch 9800. The upcoming smartphone has a 1.2GHz, single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8655 processor, 8GB of onboard storage as compared with 4GB in the Torch 9800, 768MB of RAM to the 9800′s 512MB, a dual microphone, a digital compass, and a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.
BlackBerry Torch 9860 and blackberry bold 9900 review. Research In Motion (RIM) is to come up with a couple of BlackBerry smartphones in reply to its major rival Apple. The new smartphones BlackBerry Torch 8950 and 9860 are respectively a GSM and CDMA versions of an all-touchscreen device.
BlackBerry Torch 8950/9860 is openly aimed as a rival to Apple iPhone that stole control of the smartphone market from BlackBerry, a traditional manufacturer of enterprise smartphones.
The long-awaited BlackBerry Bold Touch, officially named the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 is now available on Verizon.
First shown off at BlackBerry World earlier this year, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 made quite a splash when it was unveiled. Marrying touchscreen functionality with that must-have BlackBerry keyboard, the Bold 9900 (the CDMA version is the 9930) boasts the best of both worlds. RIM officially announced the phone at the beginning of this month and promised availability starting at the end of this month. However, here we are, barely half-way through August, and the 9930 has already hit Verizon.
The Blackberry Curve Apollo was originally leaked back in January, but has been relatively quiet since then. However, some new images have surfaced thanks to Onemobilering.
The Curve Apollo has a classic Blackberry look with an exposed QWERTY keyboard beneath the touch-screen. The exact screen-size hasn’t been determined but Blackberry screens normally come in around 3 inches.
The Apollo is expected to be powered by an 800Mhz mobile processor, 512MB of RAM and is likely to run on Blackberry OS 7. Other features include a 5 mega-pixel camera, 3G and WiFi support, full QWERTY keyboard and NFC support.
Last week, a leaked Sprint flyer indicated a $249 price-point for the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Though Sprint’s iteration likely won’t land for another week or so (August 21), Verizon is ready to release its BlackBerry Bold flagship to the world, starting today. Just like at Sprint, the handset will cost $249 with a two-year agreement.
This new device is certainly a step up from its predecessors. BlackBerry 7 OS seriously improves ease-of-use and navigation in some fundamental ways, and also brings a new level of fluidity to the UI. On the other hand, there are still a couple key features missing from the OS. But you can tell that RIM is stepping up its game, which makes us that more excited to get a peek at the first QNX smartphones from RIM.
Google is buying Motorola Mobility Holdings, the provider of mobile and cable TV set-top devices and software, but said it intends to run the business at arm’s length, a wise move for a provider of operating system software to multiple handset manufacturers.
So now we have the definitive answer to the question of whether Google will become a supplier of mobile handsets. Because of its ownership of Motorola Mobility, the answer is “yes.” Sure, Google has dabbled in the area with the Nexus S. But Motorola is an established player in the handset market. But it seems likely that Google is more interested in the patent portfolio than anything else, as patent infringement lawsuits recently have threatened Android’s cost structure in significant ways.