Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry Bold 9930 is a mobile phone that we’ve already spoken about in the past. Back in July our very own Tim brought you news that America’s big red carrier Verizon had indeed leaked the smartphone onto their website. Before we treat you to the new devices specs sheet, we can now tell you that news has filtered through of its imminent arrival.
In a mobile phone market predominantly led by Apple’s iPhone 4 (soon to be iPhone 5) and Android devices, its a job to know how well Blackberry’s new smartphones listing will fair. Just recently we told you about two devices which are in the pipeline the 9900 and 9860, that’s just two of them.
If the news has any substance to it, then the 9930 may be here by August 25th, so not too much longer to wait. Amar Toor over at Engadget, has spoken about the handset appearing in a leaked video and it looks like its now gone official.
On Verizon’s site, the BlackBerry is now up to order either on a $250 two year data plan or a stand alone price of $510. As Phones Review stated, the handset has been spotted for a price of $199.99 which can only be put down to those that are due a NE2 upgrade.So what will the 9930 give you in terms of specs?
First up if we tell you that the screen will be that of a touchscreen measuring 2.8-inches with a resolution of 640×480. Processing power comes from a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, running on BlackBerry’s 7 OS, Qwerty keyboard, voice activated search, it will include CDMA and GSM networks giving it global support, 8GB of storage which can be expanded thanks to the microSD card, 768MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera which also gives 720p High Definition recording and so on.
In response to the new BlackBerry, Verizon have added their own thoughts by saying, “The thinnest–ever,BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone is beautifully built to combine the iconic BlackBerry® QWERTY keyboard with a brilliant, 24–bit high–res touch screen and precision–based optical trackpad. Enjoy fluid touch screen navigation with proprietary Liquid Graphics™ technology. Up to 40% faster browsing with the most powerful engine to date in a BlackBerry smartphone.”
Tell us what you think about the new Bold 9930? Tempted or are you now ready for a change away from RIM’s BlackBerry devices?