RIM tells developers to be ready for the BlackBerry Curve Touch and the BlackBerry Bold 9790
The BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 will have a 3.2 inch touchscreen with a 480 x 360 resolution in portrait mode. In landscape, the aspect ratrio is 4:3 and the screen offers 189 PPI. The device will have a single-core 800MHz processor under the hood. A 5MP camera on back will capture video at 720p and the model comes NFC enabled. It is worth noting that the post on the RIM Blog is the first official word of any kind that the phone exists, although the developer's portal on BlackBerry App World recently revealed this model and the BlackBerry Bold 9790.
Speaking of the BlackBerry Bold 9790, this model will have a 2.44 inch display with the same 480 x 360 resolution in portrait mode. The landscape aspect ratio is 4:3, but this unit has a PPI reading of 245 which can be attributed to the smaller size of the display. The device has a single-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood with a 5MP camera on back. A full QWERTY keyboard, 8GB of internal storage and NFC capabilities are included with the phone.
While no precise launch date-or pricing for that matter-was revealed with the post, we would expect RIM to make a formal introduction of the pair pretty soon, especially since RIM itself has noted that both models are ready to be rolled out.
source: RIM via UnwiredView
The BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 (L), the BlackBerry Bold 9790 (C) and the heads-up to developers from RIM
1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Blackberry really needs to come out with a device that's even remotely competitive.
4. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Finally found a taco post I agree with.
Will wonders never cease?
3. bliss (unregistered)
of all the blackberry phones, i cant skype with any of them, blackberry nedds 2 bring out a better phone that we blackberry users can skype with, just like what iphone did..
5. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That last outage was it for me. I just can't see them bouncing back after this because it happend just in time for the iPhone 4S release. RIM just gift wrapped and hand delivered millions of potential customers straight to Apple.
9. greenroboto (unregistered)
Why not android???
I really don't understand the tendency of U.S news forcing people to iphone.... android sell more phone compared to iphone... and most BB user would fell like home with android + hardware keyboard.... not to mention that all of that BB user already have the skill to use the most un-user-friendly phone on earth, so using android is a walk in the park.
My bet on BB fiasco, 87% goes to android, 10% goes to symbian, 3% goes to iphone, 1% goes to WP7.
10. greenroboto (unregistered)
why 10% goes to symbian, symbian is mature enough, and E6 with blackberry QWERTY keyboard style is great replacement for BB. not to mention E7. and also the E5 for teenager.
why 3% on iphone.... no hardware QWERTY
wh 1% on WP7.... the OS is not mature enough
11. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I only said the iPhone because it was perfect timing. The outage struck around the time the 4S became available, and when most people are upgrading, they look for the latest new phone...the 4S was only hours old at the time, so I think a lot will go for it. Butone thing that works against Apple is that many BB customers love to customize. Those users wil most likely gravitate to Android.
6. Leocgh (unregistered)
I purchased the BB BOLD 9930 nearly a month ago. I had been a dedicated BB user, but the bugs in this one pushed me over the edge. Aside from the query board, it is a piece of junk. I have multiple issues with OS7. I spent 1 1/2 hours on the phone with two BB representatives who acted like I am the only one facing software issues. I think there is a breach of implied warranty of merchant ability. Are there other owners experiencing problems? Tell me about it. Maybe united, we can get bb to acknowledge they need to address customer complaints.
7. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
I HAVE A 9930 AND IM GOING TOMMOROW TO TRY TO CHANGE IT! I had mine for about a month and a half and its been extremely buggy but today it pushed me over the edge. It froze and i needed to use my phone and it said jmv error and now they said i need to get a new bb. Sorry bb i gave u a chance. Now time to try the 4S hopefully theyll let me get it on the discounted price. I mean i just got it and its been giving me issues
8. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Well, that depends on the error code that follows. If it's JVM error 501, I think is a lost cause, but there are a few others I have been able to fix by completely restoring the device, OS, PIM data and all. So if you have the Blackberry desktop manager on your computer, with an OS update and a recent back up, you could get it working again. But I understand if that was the last straw. They'll mostly NOT give you an iPhone 4S, only because it's the hottest phone right now and they can get new contracts or full retail for them all. Hopefully you're still within the test period, or else they will try an give you another Blackberry or a low end Android. But good luck!