A few hours ago we discussed how RIM confirmed that BlackBerry 7 OS was to be officially unveiled today along with new devices. Well Verizon seems to have gotten a little over exited, as they have outed the BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Touch) on their website. It was done by mistake, as it appears when you click on the link for “Explore features” for the 9650 instead.
Not certain how long the video will stay up for, so lets see what they have to say about the Bold Touch. The guy in the video says that it is now available from Verizon Wireless, which has been designed with the style and sophistication that we know and love from BlackBerry. This is their thinnest handset yet, and there is no compromise in performance.
The QWERTY keyboard is the largest yet for a BlackBerry device, which will work in unison with its 2.8-inch touch screen. The scrolling is smooth and fast thanks to liquid graphics. Included is 8GB of memory, but can be expanded to 32GB. The 1.2GHz processor is more than up to the task, but not certain how it will fair if put side-by-side with the Droid Bionic?
Everything is faster with the new Bold Touch, which is something that BlackBerry users have been waiting for. There is nothing worse than being in a meeting while using your BlackBerry handset and the thing decides to slow up on you. This should not be a problem with the 9930, but we have heard that before right?
The video also confirms that this new handset from RIM is to use the latest version of BlackBerry 7 OS, so will come with the best version of their email yet. Using the browser could not be simpler, as you can either use the optical trackpad or the touch screen, depending on what is easier for you. The Voice Activated search is another feature that will help the new Bold to stand out against other handsets currently on the market, especially the iPhone 4, as we know that the voice activation on there is shocking.
Messenger 6 has been improved, so much so that iOS 5 even wants to mimic its features. The camera has been improved, so you now get a 5-megapixel shooter with a flash and auto focus. If you are looking for a great travel companion then the Bold 9930 is it, well that’s what Verizon would have us believe. We have to wonder if the person who made the mistake by putting this video on the Verizon website will still have a job at the end of the day?
Video thanks to Engadget.