Research In Motion to unveil 5 new BlackBerry smartphones


Research In Motion (RIM) announced plans to launch 5 new
BlackBerry smartphones based on the BlackBerry 7 Operating System (OS).


RIM, in conjunction with carriers and distribution
partners around the world, is rolling out two new BlackBerry Bold models and
three new BlackBerry Torch models, all running the powerful new BlackBerry 7


The launch of this family of handsets will be RIM’s
largest global launch ever and more than 225 carriers and distribution partners
have already commenced or completed over 500 certification programs for these 5
new handsets.


Featuring RIM’s next generation of hardware and software
platforms, these five new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones offer users a variety
of designs to choose from and deliver the ultimate in communications,
multimedia and productivity.


The new BlackBerry Bold 9900
and 9930 are RIM’s thinnest smartphones ever, each offering a large keyboard
and brilliant touch display. The new BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone builds on
the popularity of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and combines a large touch display
with a convenient slide-out keyboard.


The BlackBerry Torch 9850 and 9860 introduce an all-new,
all-touch design featuring the largest display on a BlackBerry smartphone to


This is the largest global launch of BlackBerry
smartphones in our history,” said Mike Lazaridis, president and Co-CEO of
Research In Motion.


The BlackBerry solution offers a best-in-class mobile
communications experience that customers love and we think they will be
thrilled by the faster performance, enhanced browsing and richer multimedia delivered
by these powerful new BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Torch smartphones,”
Lazaridis added.


BlackBerry 7 introduces a next generation BlackBerry
browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience that is
among the best in the industry.


Combining the improved performance of the advanced WebKit
browser engine together with the powerful hardware enhancements found in the
BlackBerry 7 based smartphones delivers browsing results that are up to 40
percent faster than BlackBerry 6 based smartphones and up to 100 percent faster
than BlackBerry 5 based smartphones.


Additional enhancements to this next generation
BlackBerry browser have also optimized zooming and panning for smoother web
navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video


RIM’s new BlackBerry 7 based smartphones also feature
Liquid Graphics technology, with each smartphone combining a dedicated
high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high
resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with
incredibly fast and smooth graphics.


In addition, BlackBerry 7 based smartphones continue the
tradition of delivering the world’s best mobile communications experience with
a highly refined and integrated suite of phone, email, messaging and social
apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day.


BlackBerry 7 OS also includes a number of other
pre-loaded applications and integrated functionality for increased productivity
and collaboration right out of the box. The Premium version of Documents To Go
is now included free of charge, offering users powerful document editing
features as well as a native PDF document viewer.


The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are also the first
BlackBerry smartphones to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field
Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting
capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster
tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.


By Team
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