Today, Research In Motion (RIM) announced two new devices that will join their BlackBerry lineup. The company showed off the BlackBerry Bold 9790, which looks to be a compact version of the Bold 9900, and the BlackBerry Curve 9380, which resembles a smaller version of the Torch while also sharing similarities with the Storm.
The Bold 9790 sports a 1GHz processor, 2.44-inch 360×480 touch-screen display, 8GB memory and an SD card slot that supports cards up to 32GB. It also features the tried-and-true BlackBerry keyboard design, but with a slightly revamped button layout.
The specs of the Curve 9380 were not disclosed, but will likely to be lower-end, allowing for a more competitively priced device. The Curve’s screen features the same 360×480 resolution as the 9790, but stretched over a larger 3.2-inch touchscreen.
While they have recently announced the development of their BBX operating system, it won’t be until 2012 until we see devices running that, and these two devices will run the relatively recently released BlackBerry 7 OS.
As with other BlackBerry 7 phones, the Bold and Curve will support NFC (near-field communication), allowing for features like mobile payments and augmented reality.
Pricing information and availability on the phones are not yet available, and will come from its various carrier partners around the world.
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