Research in Motion (RIM) announced that it is releasing 5 new smartphones, two models of the BlackBerry Bold with physical keyboard, and three models of the touchscreen-only BlackBerry Torch.
First up, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 follows in the footsteps of its BlackBerry Torch 9800 predecessor but comes with speed enhancements and high performance hardware. The handset runs on RIM’s latest BlackBerry 7 operating system and delivers an improved multimedia experience. It has a 3.2” high resolution touchscreen display and a slide-out keyboard for fast typing.
The BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 are equipped with the biggest touchscreen display ever seen on a RIM-made smartphone. The large 3.7” screen provides ample real estate for browsing the web and watching movies. Additional features include RIM’s BlackBerry 7 OS, a 5MP camera with flash and HD video recording. The BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 will be available in late August.
Lastly, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are RIM’s thinnest smartphones ever. The two devices run RIM’s latest operating system BlackBerry 7, measure in at a slim 10.5mm and feature a high performance keyboard plus a touchscreen display. They are the first BlackBerrys to support NFC (Near Field Communications) and come finished with a brushed stainless steel frame.