After several leaks on them, RIM finally comes clean with that two missing piece of OS 7 puzzle with the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the Curve 9380. I’m guessing RIM decided to release everything they had in the pipeline instead of scrapping these two devices. Not sure if this is worthwhile with everyone knowing BBX is upon the horizon. Full details on the two lie after the break.
The Bold 9790 looks to offer a 1GHz processor, 2.45inch touchscreen w/ 640 x 480 resolution, 768MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 5MP camera, 1230 mAh battery, and NFC support.
While the Curve 9380 will offer a 806MHz processor, 3.2inch touchscreen w/ 480 x 360 resolution, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of storage, 5MP camera w/ flash, 1230 mAh battery, and NFC support.
Pricing and availability on the two will remain unknown for the time being. Other than the Bold 9900/9930, these other OS 7 devices could have stayed out of consumers’ sight. The official release lies below.
Research In Motion Expands BlackBerry 7 Portfolio with the New BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 SmartphonesJakarta, Indonesia and Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced two new smartphones based on the BlackBerry® 7 operating system (OS) – the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9380.Both smartphones offer enhanced communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features together with slim and stylish designs. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 features an iconic design that seamlessly integrates a highly tactile keyboard, optical trackpad and high resolution touch display. The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first-ever BlackBerry® Curve™ smartphone with an all-touch display.”We are very excited to expand the BlackBerry 7 portfolio with the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380,” said Carlo Chiarello, Senior Vice President, Handheld Product Management at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry smartphones offer a uniquely refined mobile communications experience that people love and we think many customers will be thrilled by the faster performance, beautiful touch displays and sleek designs available with these new BlackBerry 7 based models.”BlackBerry Bold 9790 Smartphone with Touch Display and KeyboardBuilt with premium materials and finishes, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone combines a highly tactile keyboard with a high-resolution and highly responsive touch display and a precise optical trackpad, all in a narrow design that is easy to carry and very comfortable to hold. With the BlackBerry 7 OS and a powerful 1GHz processor, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 delivers fast, smooth performance for web browsing, working with documents, and enjoying multimedia. It includes 8GB of onboard memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.