RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 Set for Global Release Soon

November 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Nursing hopes of boosting market share with something new, Research In Motion has introduced two new BlackBerry devices –  the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the BlackBerry Curve 9380.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790, running BlackBerry 7 OS, packs a 1GHz processor under the hood, along with 8GB of storage. There’s a 2.44-inch touchscreen display on the surface, with a resolution of 480 x 360-pixels, and you get a memory card slot expandable up to 32 GB.

A full QWERTY keyboard and support for NFC (near-field communication) come as part of the package. The BlackBerry Curve 9380 reminds you of the Torch 9850/9860.

The Curve 9380 sports a 3.2-inch full touchscreen display, with a resolution of 480×360-pixels, similar to that of the Bold 9790. There’s NFC support and you get a 5-megapixel rear shooter with flash and video recording.

The Curve gets the distinction of being the first ever BlackBerry Curve smartphone with a touch display.

The smartphone also runs on the BlackBerry 7 operating system and comes pre-installed with BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, Twitter and Social Feeds apps.

Both the smartphones don’t carry any major updates from RIM’s existing lineup, so we don’t know if it will help the already down RIM market that much. The company has said the handsets will be available on a number of carriers around the globe soon.

The prices and release dates will be out officially soon, so if you are a BlackBerry fan, hang around for the news.

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