The 2011 BlackBerry Lineup
Rumors have been circulating that RIM is going to announce four new gadgets in June/July- the BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry Curve Touch, BlackBerry Torch 2 and BlackBerry Touch(Monaco/Monza).
RIM has also hinted at including NFC in all four models…which means that making payments will become much easier!
So, here's a look at the four devices.
BlackBerry Bold Touch(9930)
The BB Bold Touch is the successor of the widely popular Bold 9780 a.k.a Bold 3! It is code-named as BB Dakota. The BB Bold Touch will have specifications slightly better than the previous Bold models. It may not seem much when compared to the Androids and iPhone but, it is definitely a start!
The new BB Bold Touch will feature a 5 megapixel camera (with flash) which will be capable of HD video recording. It will have a 2.8 inch VGA 640 X 480 capacitive touch-screen. It will have 4 GB of built-in storage(expandable via external memory card), a 1.2 GHz processor and 768 MB of RAM. It will be launching with BB OS 6.1 pre-installed. RIM has also introduced a new feature (quite late) by which the customer can share their mobile’s 3G connection with their friends. It will also feature a magnetometer, accelerometer and a proximity sensor. The BB Bold Touch is rumored to be only 10.5 mm thin!
The Curve series of BlackBerry is very popular with teenagers and people who want a device which performs basic functions like e-mail, calling, texting and BBMing. The new BB Curve has been code-named Apollo by RIM. It will be featuring a 480 X 360 HVGA touch-screen display. The camera on the Curve will also be 5 megapixel (with flash), which is a welcome change. The cameras on the previous Curve models were absolutely pathetic. The Apollo will have 512 MB of eMMC and 512 MB of RAM and an 800 MHz processor. Like the BB Dakota, it’ll have an NFC chip included! It’ll come pre-installed with BB OS 6.1 and will be only 0.5 mm thicker than the BB Dakota.Continued on the next page