The renowned Blackberry Bold smartphone family has just been given a feature packed update with the newest BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones both being powered by the Blackberry 7 OS. Even though the new update makes further changes and advancements to the phone, the core principles which made the Blackberry Torch so popular remain within the product.
Almost all of the features seen in previous versions of the phone have been enhanced — for example, highly improved screen resolution. The most notable advancements include a full QWERTY keyboard and the fact that both phones the thinnest Blackberries to date. The core improvements and tech specs are listed below:
- 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
- 2.8″ capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 287 PPI resolution
- Full, wide QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
- 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM
- 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
- NFC technology
- 5.0 MP camera with flash, supports 720p HD video recording
- Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
- Built-in GPS / aGPS
- Dual-Band Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
- Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
- 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
All of these make these new phones extremely attractive but don’t remove the greatly loved features users seem to adore. Blackberry 7 OS is a platform which is new to the world of technology, though it’s yet to fully show its diverse range of selling points. One of the key goals the OS is trying to achieve is a higher performance in all common tasks, such as communication, recording and playing multimedia.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are set to feature liquid graphics, which greatly increases performance while browsing and accessing documents. NFC support is a new technology that’s been slowly introduced to a wide array of gadgets, and now the Bold family is adapting to work with the concept. In addition, there’s HD video(up to 720p) and support for augmented reality.