CelleBrite System now includes BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850
The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the CDMA version of the device that RIM is counting on to give the company a lift. With a form factor similar to the design of the BlackBerry Bold 9000, including the latter's oft praised QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 adds a 2.8 inch touchscreen (that has looked quite responsive in early videos), the new BlackBerry 7 OS, and a browser that renders pages 40% faster than the WebKit browser on the BlackBerry Torch 9800.
pumps up the specs as we have reported. Considering that RIM has really improved upon the areas of the first-gen Torch 9800 that users complained about (the low-res screen, the slow processor), those who liked the design will probably upgrade to the sequel.
With RIM's reported earnings coming in below expectations, a stock price that has been making new lows, an exodus from the executive boardroom, employee layoffs, and delays in getting out key products, it would be a big morale booster for RIM if it could get these two models out the door soon. Having both listed in the CelleBrite System might be the first sign that this is going to happen.
2. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
So the Torch 2 will be CDMA? That is an unusual- a good decision from RIM. Getting the Bold touches to your Blackberry faithful on all carriers was a given, the only question is when. Do kinda wish they had gone with a 3.0" - 3.2" touch screen, but the Crackberry crowd dying for a new Bold probably won't care. But getting a more competitive Torch 2 with respectable specs also on more than one carrier is a great move. Get some good word of mouth going, RIM- while you were sleeping, half of 2011 is over.
3. Trevor (unregistered)
@snowgator, the 2.8" on the Bold is not bad, considering that it has a static qwerty keyboard. If you want a keyboard and a bigger screen you will have to get the Torch 2 which will have a 3.2" display.