BlackBerry fans, if you’re wondering when the new range of BlackBerry devices is coming to Malaysia, we got news for you — the next couple of months will be exciting.
We already know that the Bold Touch 9900 will be making it to Malaysia, now we have information that the whole range of new BlackBerrys will be following the Bold Touch 9900 here as well.
Yes, that’s right the 9810 Torch 2 and the 9860 Touch (also referred to the Storm 3) will be launched in here within the next couple of months.
We don’t have exact dates or pricing details at the moment but you can bet your old BlackBerry that once we get the latest, you’ll read about it first right here, so keep it locked on to SoyaCincau.com
At the BlackBerry PlayBook media launch tonight, the tablet wasn’t the only one BlackBerry getting all the attention. The yet to be launched BlackBerry Bold 9900 was also present to spend some quality time with the media in attendance, and word has it, RIM‘s latest Bold will be launched in Malaysia soon.
The Bold 9900 is RIM’s most advanced BlackBerry yet. It features a 1.2Ghz single-core Snapdragon processor with 768MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The 2.8-inch display is now a touchscreen with 640×480 pixel resolution, the highest of all the Bolds preceding the 9900. The camera resolution is up from 3.2MP on the Bold 9700 to 5MP on the 9900 and RIM has also included NFC in the new Bold.
Most important of all, the new Bold will run BlackBerry’s latest version of the BlackBerry OS, the BlackBerry 7, which it claims offers up a much smoother UI than previous versions. RIM even has a name for the smooth UI, they call it “Liquid Graphics”.
Yes, soon is a general term, it could be tomorrow, it could be next week, it could be next month, we don’t know for sure but what is certain is that the Bold 9900 is coming to Malaysia. Now it’s only a matter of time and a matter of finding out which telco will be the first to offer it. Will it be BlackBerry fanboys Celcom or will Maxis come up top with this device?
Whatever it is, it won’t be long until all is revealed. Stay tuned.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the first Bold from RIM to feature a touchscreen. But more than that, the new Bold also comes with the latest BlackBerry 7 OS, a single-core Snapdragon processor 1.2Ghz with 768MB or RAM, 8GB of on-board memory (expandable to 32GB with MicroSD) and a 2.8-inch screen pushing out 640×480 resolution not to mention a 5MP camera with 720p video recording capability. This makes the 9900 the most powerful Bold to come out of the Canadian company.
How does all these enhancements translate to the real world? Many that have been lucky enough to get a hands-on of the device say that the 9900 is very fast and responsive. The “Liquid Graphics” responsiveness claimed by RIM is something one would notice right away with the 9900.
Take a look at the video and tell us what you think.
We’re expecting Celcom to make an announcement on the Bold 9900 in the next couple of months.
The BlackBerry Bold with touch screen is officially announced by RIM today. The BlackBerry Bold being a business oriented device is now more practical with the typical QWERTY keys for fast input and with a touch screen for ease of navigation. Finally you can touch the screen of the Bold!
One of the most important highlight is that the Bold 9900/9930 is the thinnest BlackBerry ever produced at only 10.5mm. It comes with a 2.8″ screen with resolution of 640×480 which is a vast improvement over its predecessors and a pixel density of 287dpi. To meet with growing demand, the new Bold now comes with a faster 1.2GHz snapdragon processor and runs on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS. According to CrackBerry that managed to get a hands-on, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 feels much faster with the UI being smoother which is what RIM calls “Liquid Graphics”.
So what’s the difference between 9900 and 9930? According to Engadget, the 9900 supports HSPA+ while the 9930 is a world phone which supports both GSM and CDMA. Both devices will support 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. It also comes with 8GB of storage, 5MP camera and support for NFC.
Now we wonder when will Celcom, DiGi, Maxis and U Mobile offer the new touch screen Bold? Not too long ago when the BlackBerry Torch was announced, it didn’t take too long for the device to reach our shores. Let’s hope it will be here in couple of months time.
For more information, you can check out the BlackBerry Bold 9900 page here. Thanks @Blaze_Edge for the heads up!
Check out the intro and hands-on video after the break
Commercials for two of BlackBerry’s upcoming devices have been leaked out onto the Internet and along with it their official names. First we have the leaked commercial for the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the first touch-type Bold to come from RIM and the other is the BlackBerry 9860 or what most are referring as the Touch.
Typical to the Bold franchise, the ads suggest the 9900 to be a business-centric device with enhanced entertainment features like gaming. The 9860 on the other hand, is positioned to be a more entertainment-focused device for those who like to play games, watch videos and create content with their device.
Considering these BlackBerry leaks are appearing quite regularly in this few weeks, we’re expecting a big announcement from RIM very soon.
RIM is going big with touchscreens for 2011 by introducing more touchscreen devices into their BlackBerry product line-up.
One such device that will definitely get Berry fans excited is the BlackBerry Bold Touch. The Bold Touch is a BlackBerry in the very familiar Bold form factor but with the addition of a touchscreen. We know its way too early to say this but the Bold Touch could very well be the best BlackBerry ever. We see a lot of potential in this touch-type device.
The Bold Touch features a larger 2.8″ capacitive touchscreen with 640×480px resolution, a 5.0MP camera with — thankfully — 720p HD video recording and possibly a 1.2GHz processor. The Bold Touch looks to bigger than the Bold 9700, due to its larger screen. This also makes the QWERTY keypad bigger like which hopefully will translate to more comfortable typing. We’re not a fan of the 9700’s keypad. At the back, the backplate looks like it’s made out of carbon fibre — sexy.
If you’re wondering The Bold Touch will be released, word has it that RIM will make an official announcement at BlackBerry World in early May with a global release slated around June/July.
BlackBerry fans, this is it. A new BlackBerry device is coming this year and it appears that the people at RIM have finally realised that to win more customers, a major redesign of its UI architecture is required. But for BlackBerry, things are more complicated because if the new UI brings with it a completely different user experience, RIM run a very real risk of losing a substantial number of its loyal users who have resisted from jumping onto the iOS or Android bandwagon because of the BlackBerry experience. It’s basic, no frills and when you get the hang of it, BlackBerry devices are pretty easy to use for those who like it.
And so we have this, a new series of videos showcasing the new BlackBerry UI on top of the two videos we posted earlier. We like what we see. The interface is contemporary, looks sleek and puts the BlackBerry brand closer to Android and iOS. Heck, we’re intrigued.
While waiting for a fresh batch of BlackBerry devices to come our way, CrackBerry & N4BB has stumble upon some tutorial videos which showcases the new device UI. This year, BlackBerry is expected to release a Blackberry Bold replacement that comes with a touch screen. It carries the codename Dakota (GSM) and Montana (CDMA). The other device is what seems to be a BlackBerry Storm replacement known as the Monaco.
In a time where most smart phones are already breaking the 1GHz barrier, the rumoured BlackBerry Trio too is said to be bumping up their processor, RAM and screen resolutions to close the gap with their rivals. In case you missed it, you can check out the earlier leak videos of the BlackBerry Storm 3 here and early shots of the BlackBerry Bold Touch here.
The videos are quite short with less than 30 seconds each but it gives you a quick preview of what BlackBerry 6.1 has to offer on these new models. Check out the UI demos after the break.
N4BB has managed to get some nice shots of the upcoming BlackBerry Bold replacement which could be called the BlackBerry Bold Touch. It carries the codename “Dakota” for GSM and “Montana” for the CDMA version. While the current BlackBerry Bold 9780 was more of a mere facelift of its previous BlackBerry Bold 9700, the new bold is a different kind of beast altogether.
It features a larger 2.8″ capacitive touchscreen that does 640×480, a 5.0MP camera that can record 720p HD videos and possibly more powerful 1.2GHz processor. From the latest pics shown above, the “Bold Touch” is bigger than the Bold 9700, due to its larger screen and this also makes the QWERTY keypad bigger like its Bold 9000 predecessor. At the back, there’s a slab of carbon fibre which looks pretty good.
Head after the break for more pics of the BlackBerry Bold Touch
While its PlayBook tablet has been getting all the limelight of late, it is definitely not the only device that’s getting all the attention at RIM. The makers of BlackBerry phones are also working on updated versions of the Curve, Bold and Torch line of phones and the first initial pictures along with preliminary specs have been leaked to the public.
Find out the specifications of these devices right after the jump.