New BlackBerry Smartphones Announced

Research in Motion (RIM) today announced two new BlackBerry smartphones. Meanwhile, rumors spread across the Internet about the BlackBerry London, which will reportedly be RIM’s first device to run on its new BBX operating system.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 will both use the BlackBerry OS 7 operating system and will be available “from various carriers around the world over the coming weeks,” according to the company. No prices were announced.

The Bold 9790 features both a 2.45-inch touch screen with 480 x 360 pixel resolution and a physical keyboard; a 1GHz processor; 8GB of memory; and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 40GB of additional storage. The smartphone also includes a 5-megapixel camera.

The Curve 9380 is the first touch screen-only smartphone in the Curve lineup. The 3.2-inch display supports 480 x 360 pixel resolution. You’ll get 512MB of memory, expandable up to 32GB and a 5-megapixel camera.

As for the BlackBerry London, it’s rumored to have a dual-core, 1.5GHZ processor, 1GB of memory, 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset will be released in mid 2012, rumor has it. An image of the device was sent to The Verge, which shows a sleek BlackBerry with a large touchscreen and no physical keyboard.


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