BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 vs Bold 9700: Specs Compared

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Earlier today we told you all about the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, now we thought that we would see how things have moved on since the most popular BlackBerry Bold to date, the Bold 9700.

Firstly we will look at performance hardware, the Bold 9700 features a 624MHz processor, 256MB of RAM and 256MB of internal storage along with a microSD memory card slot, the Bold 9900 and 9930 features a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, again there is a microSD memory card slot.

In terms of design and size you can tell that the 9900 and 9930 are in the same product family as the Bold 9700 as there are lots of similarities, according to PhoneArena the new Bolds measure in at 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm and weigh 130 grams, the Bold 9700 weighed 122 grams and measured 109 x 60 x 14 mm. Despite being heavier and slightly wider the new Bolds are 3.5mm thinner.

As for connectivity the Bold 9900 and 9930 are far superior, they feature dual-band WiFi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 2.1 and a whole host of cellphone network connectivity (check out this image) including HSPA+ 4G. The original Bold 9700 WiFi b/g 2G and 3G network support and Bluetooth 2.1.

One of the biggest differences is the display, the Bold 9700 features a 2.44-inch TFT display which supports a resolution of 480 x 360, the Bold 9900 and 9930 both feature a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 x 480. Also both devices feature a physical QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad.

Finally we must mention the cameras, the Bold 9700 features a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, image stabilization and video capture at 480 x 352, the new Bolds feature 5 megapixel sensors with image stabilization, this camera is capable of record HD video at 720p.

As you can see the new BlackBerry Bolds are a significant upgrade in comparison to the Bold 9700, will you upgrade to one of the new Bolds?

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