Key Features

Processor
1.2 GHz QC 8655
Battery Capacity
1230mAh
BlackBerry Bold
RAM
768MB
Storage
8GB
Display
2.8-inch
Resolution
640×480 pixels
Rear Camera
5MP
Front Camera
n/a

RIM has officially announced two new BlackBerry smartphones – the Bold 9900 (Dakota) and Bold 9930 (Montana) which are the thinnest yet that runs Blackberry OS 7.

The phones pack a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor that has a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen 640×480 in resolution with a 287dpi pixel density. On the back is a 5MP camera with 720p video recording and inside is 8GB of internal storage (with microSD expanded up to 32 GB) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. At 10.5mm it’s RIM’s thinnest handset yet, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard. And dual-band Wi-Fi®, a built-in compass (magnetometer) and Bluetooth 2.1.

The phones include NFC connectivity for smart tags as well as Augmented Reality features that use a compass and GPS to assess the phone’s position in space. It also supports universal search (including voice activated search) and a much faster browser with “Just In Time” JavaScript compiling.

The only difference between the Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 is that the first has tri-band HSPA+ and quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity, while the latter supports dual-band CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, dual-band HSPA+, and quad-band GSM/EDGE networks.

According to RIM, BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 will be available around the world starting this summer. Pricing details have not been unveiled yet.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 Specs:

  • Dimensions: 115 x 66 x 10.5mm
  • Processor:
  • Montana / CDMA: Qualcomm 1.2GHz CPU
  • Dakota / GSM: TBA
  • Radio:
    • Montana / CDMA: 800/1900 MHz EvDO Rev A with Receive Diversity (PCS Only); Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; Dual Band UMTS (HSPA 7.2/5.76) 900/2100MHz
    • Dakota / GSM: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; Tri Band UMTS
  • Display: 2.8″ diagonol – VGA 640 x 480, resolution 287dpi
  • Camera: 5mp – Flash – Image Stabilization – HD Recording (720p)
  • Navigation: Capacitive Touch, Optical Trackpad
  • Keypad: Wide QWERTY – Physical Send, End, Escape, Menu, Right Side Convenience Key, Volume Control
  • Memory: 8GB – 768MB RAM – up to 32GB MicroSd Card
  • WiFi: 2.4 GHZ b/g/n – 5GHz a/n – Mobile Hotspot
  • Connectivity: Micro USB – Bluetooth – NFC
  • Sensors: Magnetometer – Accelerometer – Proximity

BlackBerry Bold Demo video:

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