Research in Motion has announced two new smartphones based on the BlackBerry 7 operating system — the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the BlackBerry Curve 9380. Until the first BBX smartphones, Research in Motion continues expanding its range of BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 7 operating system by announcing two new models to be marketed in the coming weeks.
The new smartphones offer impressively slim and stylish designs with enhanced communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is both powerful and compact, offering users a fully loaded, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard.
The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first-ever BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) smartphone with a touch display. It continues to deliver the powerful social experiences, ease-of-use and smaller handset size that distinguish the BlackBerry Curve family, while also offering Curve users the choice of a larger display and an all-touch design.
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 features a 2.4-inch capacitive touch screen, along with the signature BlackBerry physical QWERTY keyboard. It is powered by a 1GHz processor, and includes 8GB of onboard memory, along with a microSD card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.
The BlackBerry Curve 9380, on the other hand, will drop the physical in favor of a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen. It comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording capabilities. There are also a number of social networking apps preinstalled, including BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, and Twitter.
RIM has yet to reveal specifics like pricing and availability, but it seems that the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 would be first launch in Indonesia before being more widely available by the end of the year. Availability dates for specific devices from specific carriers will be announced in conjunction with RIM’s partners.