RESEARCH In Motion (RIM) has announced two new smartphones, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380.
Running on the BlackBerry 7 operating system, both models sport slimmer form factors and offer enhanced communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features.
BlackBerry 7 touts improved browsing, voice-activated searches, and support for Augmented Reality and NFC (Near Field Communications).
With the Wikitude Augmented Reality application, users can find nearby BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) contacts in real-time, read reviews on restaurants close to them, or get the story behind an interesting landmark and points of interest.
The OS also includes the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, and comes with a variety of personal and productivity apps out of the box.
A compact high performance model, the Bold 9790 offers both a high resolution (480 x 360-pixels) touchscreen and a tactile keyboard. The narrow design houses a 1GHz processor and includes 8GB of onboard memory with an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32GB of additional storage.
Aimed at heavy social media users, the Curve 9380 boasts a 3.2in high resolution (480 X 360-pixels) display and comes with preinstalled social networking apps.
It also features a 5-megapixel camera with flash and video recording.
Availability of both devices will be announced in conjunction with RIM’s partners over the coming weeks.
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