RIM today announced new Blackberry Bold and Torch models and the new Blackberry 7 OS.
Next-Generation BlackBerry 7 OS
BlackBerry 7 introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser with a ‘significantly faster’ web browsing experience based on the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the powerful new smartphones delivers browsing results that are ‘up to 40% faster than BlackBerry 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry 5 based smartphones‘. The browser also has optimized zooming and panning for smoother navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for improved gaming and video experiences.
BlackBerry 7 OS also includes the Premium version of Documents To Go free of charge, a native PDF document viewer, and the popular universal search capability has been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so you can now simply speak to begin searching the device for information.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 series is the thinnest BlackBerry yet at only 10.5mm, and has the standard keyboard and now includes a touch displa, both handsets are also the first BlackBerry smartphones to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications).
BlackBerry Torch 9810 Smartphone with Touch Display and Slide-Out Keyboard
Building on the popular design of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the new BlackBerry Torch 9810 is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and the new BlackBerry 7 OS delivering an enhanced multimedia experience. Featuring a large 3.2”, high resolution touch display and a distinctive BlackBerry keyboard that easily slides out to allow faster typing, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 truly delivers the best of both worlds.
All-Touch BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 Smartphones
The BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 smartphones offer the fast, fluid BlackBerry 7 experience in a stylish new all-touch design. With a spectacular new 3.7” display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, the new all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 smartphones are optimized for displaying web pages, photos, videos, and powerful gaming experiences and still deliver the real-time communication and collaboration experience loved by millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world.
The handsets will be available as soon as next month, with Three already announcing they are picking up the Blackberry Bold 9900 and Virgin Media confirming they are picking up the BlackBerry Torch 9800.
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