BlackBerry Bold 9800 surfaces again with new pictures

BlackBerry Bold 9800 surfaces again with new pictures
Whether you call it the Bold 9800 or the Torch 9800, BlackBerry's upcoming touchscreen slider is a hot property. Running the new BlackBerry OS 6, the 9800 takes what works on the Storm and combines it with all of the goodness of a Bold model. With AT&T branding, the phone also is equipped with WCDMA bands I, II, V and VI which makes it the "world phone" it says it is on the AT&T logo screen when you turn on the handset. BlackBerry fans are going to be wanting this and even those who think that the Berry is just a business tool will be drooling over the 9800. When the first-gen Storm was released and it became painfully obvious that SurePress was not going to win over cellphone users, BlackBerry fans would ask why couldn't RIM make a touchscreen phone with the same physical QWERTY that at the time was rockin' the Bold 9000. The 9800 is not only that machine, but adds the new OS and a browser that can surf with the best of them. As long as RIM doesn't repeat the Storm's "not quite fully cooked" launch, Android handsets and the iPhone 4 have company at the breakfast table.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9800 Preliminary Specifications

source: Engadget



1. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Im sorry, but love it or hate it, you have to give credit to RIM for trying, they've tried to saturate every aspect of demands to what a customer wants. i.e Touch screen, full qwerty, track ball's, optical pads, and now a hybrid slider. Atleast every year they throw out something new. Boring iPhone had the same design the first 3 models.

2. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

I do agree with you. Like I've said, I have been Iphone from the beginning, but enough is enough. I think the new Iphone is actually pretty boring in design after having it for a couple days. I got rid of it this morning. Also I actually like the new blackberry design.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is actually an excellent phone as my brother is testing it our for at&t.

4. Cazwell

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Looks good! Hopefully a version will head over to Verizon... just spoke to my Blackberry rep, should be a few more BB's coming out on Big Red around August!

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