Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the addition of two new smartphones to its line-up, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380.

Powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system, RIM says both devices are faster than their predecessors and will feature an enhanced web browser, 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. NFC also enables many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to make mobile payments, pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

Both devices will be available from various mobile carriers in coming weeks. More details about each device below:


BlackBerry Bold 9790


Features of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone include:
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 2.45" touch screen
  • 480 x 360 pixel resolution
  • 8GB of onboard memory, expandable up to 40GB via microSD card
  • Camera 5MP camera, flash, continuous auto focus, face detection, image stabilization, scene modes, 2x digital zoom,
  • VGA video recording (640 x 480)
  • GPS Assisted, standalone and simultaneous GPS
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz b/g/n, 5 GHz a/n
  • Network
  • UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6)
  • 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)
  • GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
  • Data: HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) / HSUPA (5.76 Mbps)
  • Size (L x W x D) 110mm x 60mm x 11.4mm






BlackBerry Curve 9380


Features of the BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphone include:
  • 3.2” HVGA+ touch screen
  • 480 X 360 pixel resolution
  • 512 MB on-board memory, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card
  • Camera 5MP camera with flash, image stabilization, 4x digital zoom, scene modes.
  • VGA video recording (640 X 480)
  • GPS Integrated GPS with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz – 802.11 b/g/n enabled
  • Network Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Tri-Band UMTS networks : Variant A: (800/850)/1900/2100 MHz UMTS networks /
  • Variant B: 900/1700/2100 MHz UMTS networks
  • Size (L x W x D) 109mm x 60mm x 11.2mm

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