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RIM Confirms Bold Touch, its Thinnest Phone Yet

Meet the BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900, otherwise known as the BlackBerry Bold Touch. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 marry the best of both worlds, combining the physical keyboard BlackBerry owners love so much with a high-res capacitive touch screen measuring 2.8-inches. The 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity, while the 9930 supports CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA+ global roaming on GSM/UMTS networks.

Based on BlackBerry OS 7, the phones boast a 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU, 768MB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage via MicroSD (8GB as standard), a 5-megapixel camera with flash and HD video capture, micro USB, NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g/n, compass, accelerometer and proximity sensor. The casing is composed of a stainless steel circumference and a fiberglass back. At 10.5mm, it's RIM's thinnest handset yet.

Details on availability haven’t been announced yet; RIM is only willing to commit to worldwide availability “beginning this summer” and have provided nothing specific in the way of time frames for the U.S. or UK. Similarly, the company didn’t offer any details about pricing for any region.We'll keep you posted!

  • joytech22
    Not bad! It's feature list is certainly an attractive one for people what want a phone with a little of "everything". Pity it doesn't have GPS though.
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  • Ciuy
    Blackberry is a sophisticated phone for sophisticated people..
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  • sandmanwn
    Touch screen and a full keyboard in the small form factor... awesome.
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  • idisarmu
    joytech22Not bad! It's feature list is certainly an attractive one for people what want a phone with a little of "everything". Pity it doesn't have GPS though.
    Why would it not have GPS? It has a compass. I do not believe you.
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  • cjl
    joytech22Not bad! It's feature list is certainly an attractive one for people what want a phone with a little of "everything". Pity it doesn't have GPS though.Why wouldn't it have GPS? Every blackberry I've ever seen has had GPS, and I don't see why this one would be any different.
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  • jevon
    Hmm. I love my 9700 Bold but was close to getting a Storm2 at the time of purchase for the touchscreen. In the end though, I needed the full keyboard with the amount of typing I do... perhaps I will be making an earlier than expected upgrade, depending on how well the touchscreen works/functions.
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  • vic20
    The "Bad Touch" would have sounded WAY cooler...
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  • keith_d
    I love how everyone has been complaining about the lack of 4G. HSPA+ is fast enough.



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  • Assmar
    Show me on the doll where they "bold touched" you.
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  • TeKEffect
    keith_dI love how everyone has been complaining about the lack of 4G. HSPA+ is fast enough.......One person is everyone?

    otacon72I'm a die hard BB user but no 4G no thanks.
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