RIM today announced the BlackBerry Bold 9650, the latest addition to the BlackBerry Bold portfolio and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100, the smallest BlackBerry smartphone yet. Here is more detailed info on these new BlackBerry devices:
BlackBerry Bold 9650 features:
Trackpad navigation: it's how you scroll
Getting to all your apps on a BlackBerry Bold 9650 is easy. Just glide your finger over the optical trackpad, scroll through menus and icons, then press gently to select what you want.
Talk and surf with simultaneous voice and data
When words can?t describe it, just snap a picture and send it ? even when you?re already on the phone. Or browse the Web while you talk on the speakerphone or on a headset. Now you can do it all at the same time.
BBM message your friends with BlackBerry Messenger
Use BlackBerry Messenger to stay in touch with your friends who already use BlackBerry smartphones. Chat, share files and keep the conversation going wherever, whenever.
Be worldly with 3G
Whether you?re traveling across the street or across the country, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is your constant companion, with the ability to work on 3G networks around the globe.
All media, all the time
Carry, watch and share your videos, pictures, files and more. Sync your BlackBerry Bold 9650 to your Mac or PC with BlackBerry Desktop Software and transfer your music or media in a few easy clicks. The Bold 9650 comes with a 2GB microSD card.
Get more done in less time by using Wi-Fi to get fast download speeds and web browsing on your smartphone. Just find a Wi-Fi hotspot and access your BlackBerry services right there.
BlackBerry Bold 9650 specs:
Size: 112mm x 62 mm x 14.2 mm Battery Life: Talk Time: Up to 5 hours, standby: Up to 13 days Navigation: Trackpad ? Located on front face of device, ESC key to the right and Menu to the left of the trackpad Display: Large, high-resolution screen Camera 3.2. MP camera, flash, auto focus, image stabilization GPS: Assisted, autonomous and simultaneous GPS enabled with preloaded BlackBerry Maps application Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi Band: 802.11b/802.11g Network: Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks Single-Band: 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA networks Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO Rev A networks
The BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone is expected to be available from carriers in the United States beginning in May.
BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 Features:
Optical trackpad and SureType technology
The new BlackBerry Pearl smartphone comes with a finger-gliding optical trackpad, a familiar keypad and SureType technology that will learn words as you type.
More power to you with 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS
The new BlackBerry Pearl is a BlackBerry smartphone reduced in size, but not in power. 3G, Wi-Fi technology, GPS and on-board memory.
Talk and surf with simultaneous voice and data
When words can?t describe it, just snap a picture and send it ? even when you?re already on the phone. Or browse the Web while you talk on the speakerphone or on a headset.
Now you can do it all at the same time.
Flash at your friends with the 3.2MP camera
The BlackBerry Pearl 3G has a 3.2MP digital camera with built flash.
Smooth, compact design fits perfectly in your hand
Your BlackBerry Pearl 3G is compact, stylish and a must for everyone who likes texting and messaging with one hand.
Multitasking made easy
You can use all of your favorite apps at the same time ? there?s no need to close one to use another. Which means you can BBM message your friends, update your status on Facebook, read incoming emails and more, simultaneously.
BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 Specs:
Size: 108 mm x 50 mm x 13.3 mm Battery Life: GMS Talk Time: 5 hours GMS Standby: 18 days UMTS Talk Time: 5.5 hours UMTS Standby: 13 days Navigation: Trackpad ? Located on front face of device, ESC key to the right and Menu to the left of the trackpad Display: Large, high-resolution screen Camera: 3.2. MP camera, flash, auto focus, 2.5X zoom, video recording GPS: Assisted, autonomous and simultaneous GPS enabled with preloaded BlackBerry Maps application Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi Band: 802.11b/g/n enabled Network: Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks Tri-Band: UMTS networks: Varient A: (800/850)/1900/2100MHz Varient B: 900/1700/2100MHz
The new BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone will be available in two models and several lustrous colors. The 9100 model features a 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard and the 9105 model features a 14-key traditional phone keyboard. Both models include SureType software that can complete words as the user types, making texting fast and accurate. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G smartphone is expected to launch with various carriers beginning in May.