RIM has launched the upgraded version of the popular BlackBerry Bold. While retaining the design and prominent features of the original BlackBerry Bold, RIM has added several extra functions to the updated BlackBerry Bold 9700 handset.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 features
Measuring 109mm (length) x 60mm (width) x 14mm (depth) and weighing 122 grams, the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, BlackBerry 9000. Like the original BlackBerry Bold, the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 has a 2.4-inch high-resolution display. The phone’s 480 x 360-pixel resolution TFT LCD screen supports more than 65,000 colors. The display is designed to exhibit crisp photos, videos, websites and files. BlackBerry Bold 9700 features a 35-key blacklit QWERTY display. The trackpad navigation located in the front face of the handset offers the same functionality as the optical trackpad present on laptops. The upgraded trackpad of BlackBerry Bold allows users to go through menus and icons, and select the desirable item. BlackBerry Bold 9700 sports a 3.2-megapixel camera equipped with flash 2x digital zoom, auto focus, image stabilization and video recording.
The integrated multimedia player of the updated BlackBerry Bold handset allows users to enjoy music and videos. Speaker, microphone and hands free speakerphone are integrated in this BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone. This smartphone is Bluetooth headset and hands free headset compatible. With this RIM device, you can sync data and files from your PC. BlackBerry Bold supports up to 35 hours of music playback. Compared with the earlier BlackBerry Bold handset, the latest Bold model has greater internal storage space.
The 256 MB internal storage of the smartphone offers enough space to store a large number of messages, files, documents and apps. A flash memory card could further expand the external memory of the device. A 2GB memory card will be shipped with the BlackBerry Bold 9700 handset. For finding directions on the move, BlackBerry Bold offers A-GPS support and preinstalled BlackBerry Maps. To prevent data theft, this BlackBerry phone includes password protection feature. BlackBerry Bold 9700 supports high-speed data transfer and faster internet browsing with the help of 3G connectivity. This phone will run on GSM and UMTS networks. It also comes with Wi-Fi support.
Price and Availability
BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be available from the AT&T and T-Mobile retail stores. It will cost $200 along with two-year contract.