RIM Introduces 5 New BlackBerry 7 OS Smartphones

Submitted by lalit on August 3, 2011 - 10:53am.

RIM today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry smartphones based on the BlackBerry 7 Operating System (OS). RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry Bold models and three new BlackBerry Torch models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry 7 OS.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are RIM’s thinnest smartphones ever (10.5mm), each offering a large keyboard and brilliant touch display. The Bold 9900 and 9930 are also the first BlackBerry smartphones to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

The new BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone builds on the popularity of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and combines a large touch display (3.2-inch) with a convenient slide-out keyboard. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 introduce an all-new, all-touch design featuring the largest display (3.7-inch) on a BlackBerry smartphone to date.

Each of the new BlackBerry smartphone also features a 1.2 GHz processor, HD video recording, 24-bit high-resolution graphics, and advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications such as Wikitude.

The next generation of BlackBerry smartphones will begin to be available from carriers around the world starting later this month. [Via BGR]