The BlackBerry line of smartphones has taken quite a knock in recent times with many consumers favoring the iPhone or Android platform. What was once the darling of the business users is now more likely to be in the hands of teenagers now. This isn’t stopping RIM bringing out some desirable looking new handsets to the table though. Today the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 get wraps taken off officially by RIM.
Both devices have been speculated about for ages now, and according to Electronista both of them will be available on various carriers globally in the coming weeks. First up we have the premium looking BlackBerry Bold 9790 that is powered by a single core 1GHz processor. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt RAM, while a microSD card port can boost this up by an additional 32GB.
Display wise it has a 2.44-inch touchscreen sporting 360 x 480 resolutions, while the BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first in the Curve line to be an all touchscreen device. This has a display that is a 3.2-inch captive unit with 480 x 360 resolutions. This handset will come sporting a five megapixel camera partnered with a LED flash and video recording.
Strangely RIM has not revealed any other specifications of the handsets, but they will both come running RIMs BlackBerry 7 operating system. This brings an improved browser with voice search features, and both handsets will support NFC technology and augmented reality applications.
Pricing and availability have been promised in the coming days, but it remains to be seen if these new handsets have enough to tempt consumers onto the BlackBerry platform. Are you tempted by the Bold 9790 or Curve 9380?
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