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New BlackBerry Bolds Add Touch, NFC, Run OS 7

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May 2, 2011, 7:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Research In Motion today announced a new series of Bold handsets, the 9900 and 9930, which marry a traditional BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard with a touch screen. The new Bolds are the first BlackBerries to include near-field communications (NFC) for mobile payments. They also include a magnetometer, which supports augmented reality applications. Both devices feature a 2.8-inch capacitive touch display with 640 x 480 pixels; 1.2GHz processor with 768MB of memory; 8GB of on-board memory and support for microSD cards; 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture; and accelerometer and proximity sensor. On the radio side, it comes in two configurations, one quad-band GSM/EDGE with tri-band HSPA+, and one dual-mode CDMA EVDO Rev. A, quad-band GSM/EDGE, and dual-band HSPA+. Both include Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Both devices will be available later this summer. Price points weren't announced.

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What I was Waiting For? mifrancis May 4, 2011, 8:57 AM
Close but no cigar MileHigh8710 May 2, 2011, 8:01 AM
You're getting there, RIM! MadLib May 2, 2011, 6:39 PM
 
 
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