RIM Unveils Thinnest BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones

RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones, first to be equipped with the new BlackBerry platform OS 7. The event BlackBerry Developer World is an opportunity for Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled its first BlackBerry smartphone OS 7, the latest evolution of its mobile platform with a streamlined interface, support for the HTML5, taking into account BlackBerry Balance or the management of NFC (Near Field Communication).

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 (and its variant 9930) has dimensions of 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm to about 130 g and with a processor running at 1.2GHz and backed by 768 MB of RAM, allowing RIM to return not to fall behind on the performance of its handsets from the competition.

The screen of 2.8-inch, landscape mode is multitouch and has a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. We find below a full physical keyboard and optical mouse. The camera embeds 8 GB of internal memory, expandable microSD slot, and the back has a 5 megapixel camera capable of recording 720p video.

1.2 GHz processor, augmented reality and NFC module:

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 embeds WiFi wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 2.1, an A-GPS module but a module that will allow NFC to use for services such as mobile contactless payment.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a terminal Quad GSM / GPRS / EDGE and triband HSPA + while the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is dual mode CDMA / EV-DO and HSPA +. On board, we thus find the new BlackBerry OS 7 with a new Web browser with a page load faster.

Also note that embedded sensors can exploit augmented reality and that the smartphone will carry the application Wikitude, displaying contextual information on the view through the camera of the terminal.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 will be available from carriers around the world from the summer 2011 at a price not yet reported.

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