BlackBerry Bold 9930 & BlackBerry Torch 9850 Coming to Sprint This Fall

Sprint has announced two new BlackBerry smartphones: the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850. Both are  world phone capable and are powered by a 1.2GHz processor running the next-generation BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 7. Browsing on these phones is supposed to be 40 percent faster than BlackBerry 6 based smartphones and up to 100 percent faster than BlackBerry based smartphones.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone ever. At 10.5mm thick, it features a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the widest QWERTY keyboard available on a BlackBerry smartphone and a trackpad for easy navigation.

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone will be the first full-touch BlackBerry smartphone from Sprint. It features a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, and trackpad for easy navigation.

No word on pricing yet, but these phones will be available this fall. What do you think, is Blackberry still in the game? Or will is it destined to go the way of Palm/HP?

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5 comments… add one

  • Jackie Cheng August 3, 2011, 3:45 pm

    I currently use a Blackberry and I’m just not sure if I would stay with Blackberry again for my next phone. In general, Blackberry phones are a generation behind any other smartphones in terms of hardware specs. I do love the physical keyboard of a Blackberry but that’s the only reason I like it. There’s practically no useful 3rd party apps out there for the Blackberry. RIM’s new lineup does look pretty nice but I want my smartphone to be more useful then just a phone with a good keyboard.

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  • e August 3, 2011, 5:37 pm

    I don’t use a Blackberry but I have in the past. Nice phones and probably hands down best “business” phone. I thing with the new hardware (1.2GHz processor) they are “in the game”. But I must also agree with Jackie the they are lacking in other areas.

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  • techgeek32 August 3, 2011, 7:57 pm

    I predict that RIM will be out of the market of selling new devices by next summer if they don’t have a solid version of QNX running
    These used to be the business standard, bit now I can do eveyrhing with am Android or IOS device and have all of the extras that Blackberry can’t offer anymore. Windows Phone 7 will have more business share by next summer than RIM. RIP RIM. You got too complacent and greedy and now you are paying the price.

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  • Jackie Cheng August 3, 2011, 8:04 pm

    I have their Playbook. It’s nice hardware with crippled software and non-existing quality apps. It ended up being an expensive movie player for me.

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  • Joe G August 4, 2011, 9:15 am

    A perfect example of how lazy morons in charge can ruin a great company. Just like Palm and Nokia…execs cared nothing for new innovation or research. Rested on their laurels (butts) while Apple and Google moved on.
    RIM is dying now, following the Dodo and Palm on its way to extinction. Crappy handsets, dinky displays and an OS that was old and dated back in 2009. Blackberry OS 6? Sure it was better… but pathetic compared to iOS or Android.
    A great keyboard isn’t enough to keep a company alive.
    At least Nokia is known for having great cameras.
    I loved my first girlfriend. I loved my Palm, I loved my Nokia, I loved my Blackberry.
    I moved on from them all…and have no interest in going back. (OK, maybe the Nokia with Windows 7 and the Mango Update )
    I’m looking forward to android,iPhone and Nokia-windows story’s…but removed “Crackberry” from my bookmarks menu 2 years ago.

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