Just last month I was thinking of throwing my BB Torch.
Was bored senseless. Nothing to shout about asthetically. Won’t turn heads as I whipped it out of my Gucci.
The BlackBerry® Torch™ 9810 (it looks exactly the same as my current 1st Gen BB Torch).
Yes, the BB is a totally reliable workhorse & the BBM is god-sent; perfect in most ways, ideal for my lifestyle. But sexayy? Nah.. that’s never an adjective to describe a BB.
Until I lay my eyes on the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 that’s it. Whoaaaa.. now that’s a nice little new toy I won’t mind owning!!! And yes, I’m going to throw away my BB Torch.
RIM: The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry® smartphone yet at only 10.5mm, and the 1st to offer the perfect union of a high performance keyboard & touch display integrated within the BlackBerry Bold design.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 fits nicely in the hands, and the Blackberry 7 OS is zippy & smooth. It has the perfect marriage of hardware & software (for now) in a BB.
Both the touchscreen sensitivity & trackpad were a breeze to use. I’m primarily holding on to a BB cos I like using keypad
(perfect for typing & driving) and the keypad on the BB Bold 9900 is well-spaced (for me at least) & the keys were nice to type on.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new
technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair with NFC-enabled accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.
Other than the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 Research In Motionalso launched 3 other BBs – namely the The BlackBerry Torch 9860, The BlackBerry Torch 9810 & The BlackBerry Curve 9360.
BlackBerry Torch 9860.
The BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone offers a fast and fluid performance in a stylish new all-touch design. With a spectacular new 3.7” display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, the new all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is optimized for high-quality multimedia, web browsing and gaming.
My opinion? Well, I find the touch keypad a wee hard to type & I kept making spelling mistakes. Also, I thought it looked a bit too “HTC-like” to me. Hhmm..I need to get myself a fully touchscreen smartphone soon (iPhone 5 !!! ) before I totally lose my ability to type on a touchscreen keyboard!
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 .
The 9810 is a powerful evolution of the BlackBerry Torch 9800. The new smartphone is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and the new BlackBerry 7 OS delivering an enhanced multimedia experience.
Featuring a large 3.2”, high resolution touch display and a distinctive BlackBerry keyboard that easily slides out to allow fast typing, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 truly delivers the best of both worlds.
My thoughts? Well, it’s a decent phone. It’s after all an improved version of my current Torch 9800, of which I have been using for the past 7 months. I had no problems with it except for laggy browsing experience; of which is supposedly fixed for this Torch 9810 since Blackberry 7 OS enables zipper browsing experience & there are hardware upgrades here as well.
The BlackBerry Curve 9360.
The iconic BB Curve. Great for those who wants a basic BB.
The new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are slim & stylish enough. They are ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation.
GPS and Wi-Fi® support are included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording so that memories can be captured and instantly shared on social networks. The microSD/SDHC slot supports up to 32 GB memory cards for additional media storage.
In addition to supporting the new BlackBerry 7 OS, the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones feature a range of powerful hardware enhancements including upgraded processors, displays and memory, and built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications).
All of the new Blackberry smartphones above comes preinstalled with the new BlackBerry 7 operating system. Blackberry 7 OS introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience.
Combining the improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with powerful hardware enhancements, BlackBerry 7 based smartphones deliver browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry® 5 based smartphones*.
Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser include optimized zooming & panning for smoother web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming & video experience.
Below: RIM announcing the launch of the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone in Malaysia. For information on the pre-registration promotions offered by RIM’s carrier partners, please visit: http://www.blackberry.com.my/
More tech talk:
Next-Generation BlackBerry 7 OS
RIM’s new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones feature Liquid GraphicsTM technology, with each smartphone combining a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.
In addition, BlackBerry 7 based smartphones continue the tradition of delivering the world’s best mobile communications experience with a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day. Recent enhancements include the newest release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) which now extends the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps (see separate announcement on July 28, 2011).
The updated Social Feeds (2.0) app has been extended to capture updates from media, podcasts, and favorites all in one consolidated view. The new Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones (2.0) app introduces features like Facebook chat and BBM integration that makes it easier for users to connect with their Facebook friends in real time.
BlackBerry 7 OS also includes a number of other pre-loaded applications and integrated functionality for increased productivity and collaboration right out of the box. The Premium version of Documents To Go is now included free of charge, offering users powerful document editing features as well as a native PDF document viewer.
BlackBerry® Balance (announced May 2, 2011) is now integrated in BlackBerry 7, allowing users to enjoy the full BlackBerry smartphone experience for both work and personal purposes without compromising the IT department’s need for advanced security and IT controls.
And further, the popular universal search capability has been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can now simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information.
A New Performance Driven Platform
RIM’s line up of next generation BlackBerry smartphones are built on a new performance driven platform powered by the latest BlackBerry software and hardware. In addition to supporting the new BlackBerry 7 OS, each smartphone also features a range of powerful hardware enhancements including a 1.2 GHz processor, HD video recording, 24-bit high resolution graphics, and advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications such as Wikitude that can be seamlessly integrated with BBM 6 – all designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world.
RELEASE:Customers will be able to pre-register through Celcom, DiGi and Maxis, while in-store availability is slated for 15th September.
NO tie-up plans with telcos for me!! So now, how do I get a BB 9900 without a plan????