RIM unveiled the thinnest and most powerful Blackberry; Bold 9900, 9930
The twin Blackberry
Last Monday, May 2, RIM showed a glimpse of their new smartphones that come with loads of new features and some improved facilities. The Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 are like twins as far as the specs are concerned.
The 9900 and 9930 vary only in their wireless radio standards. Both support 4G networks. But the 9900 supports HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access) connectivity and the 9930 supports CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) EV-DO (Evolution-Data Optimized) Rev. along with HSPA+ global roaming on GSM networks.
Both the phones are packed with a powerhouse 1.2GHz processor and are running on the new and much faster Blackberry 7 operating system. Bold 9900 and 9930 come with a powerful 1230mAh battery that gives it enough power for multitasking over a long period of time. The phones come with inbuilt 8 GB memory which can get expanded up to 32 GB.
Improved hardware and software
RIM clearly launched these two phones with having one goal in mind, and that is to incorporate all the things that are missing in iOS and Android to beat these two market leaders and gain its lost ground.
First of all, people often complain that Blackberry phones look shabby compared to sleek Galaxy S and iPhone 4. So, RIM made the Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 extremely thin. The dimension of these two measures at 115×66×10.5 mm. Each has 768 MB RAM. The smartphones have a 5 MP camera with flash and they can capture HD video.
In the software department RIM has made a huge improvements too. Blackberry 7 offers a number of exciting upgrades. Now you will get voice search and new social feeds.
One element in the new Bold is inspired from Android 2.3 "Gingerbread". Like Gingerbread it has native support for NFC (near-field communications). NFC enables wireless data exchange between devices equipped with NFC sensors. You may soon see mobile payments, thanks to NFC. The Bold also assimilated the Wikitude improved reality browser.
The Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930 will be available around the world this summer.