RIM has introduced the BlackBerry Bold 9700, a smartphone with a 2.44" 480 x 360 pixel display and a full QWERTY keypad. Other features include the BlackBerry OS 5.0, a 3.2MP digicam, 802.11b/g WiFi, built-in GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, microSD memory card support, Bluetooth 2.1, ...
Here's a snip from the press release with some more details, the phone will be released around the world beginning in November.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features with support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi®, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp, dazzling display. Cutting edge engineering and premium finishes extend to the exterior of the handset as well, with a smoothly integrated touch-sensitive trackpad and a highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard. The dark chrome frame and leatherette back add to the new smartphone's sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to feel incredibly comfortable in one hand.
"The BlackBerry Bold 9700 builds on the success of the original BlackBerry Bold with new, state-of-the-art features and a smaller, lighter and highly optimized design that looks, feels and performs great," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion.
Key features of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone include:
Sleek design measuring 4.29" x 2.36" x 0.56" (109 mm x 60 mm x 14.1 mm) and weighing only 4.3 oz (122 grams)
Sharp and dazzling 2.44” light-sensing display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi)
Highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard – with finely sculpted keys and chrome frets – for fast, accurate typing
Innovative touch-sensitive trackpad that allows intuitive and responsive navigation
Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) with support for Wi-Fi calling via UMA where available
3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geotagging
Media player for videos, pictures and music (music play now extended up to 38 hours), plus support for BlackBerry® Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs, and BlackBerry® Media Sync for easily syncing iTunes® and Windows Media® Player music with the smartphone**
3.5 mm stereo headset jack, dedicated volume controls, Lock and Mute keys seamlessly integrated across the top of the handset
microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB cards today and is expected to support 32 GB cards when available; a 2GB card is included
256 MB of Flash memory
Access to BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more.
Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise suppression technology and high quality speakerphone
Bluetooth® (2.1) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
Support for BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
Available in two versions to support various carrier 3G network frequency combinations:
- UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1900/850/800 MHz and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM
- UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1700/900 MHz and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM
Removable, rechargeable 1500 mAhr battery that provides approximately 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time in 3G mode