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.