Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion has just announced the release of two new mobile phones running under its BlackBerry operating system, and wireless carriers around the world have already started to pick them up.
O2 UK is one of them, with plans to make the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone available for its customers starting with the first month of the next year.
The wireless carrier has just confirmed that the new device will be added to its offering in January 2012, but did not offer a specific release date for it, nor did it unveil a price tag for the device.
Moreover, O2 UK announced plans to make the other new handset from RIM
available on its airwaves as well, namely the Curve 9380, and announced that it will be released later during this month.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9790 comes to the market with great performance capabilities, while featuring a more compact design when compared to the previous Bold devices.
It will arrive on shelves with a 2.45-inch capacitive touchscreen display on the front, complemented by a QWERTY keypad, the same as the Bold 9900 model that arrived on shelves earlier this year does.
The new device also packs a 1GHz application processor inside, along with 8GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
The mobile phone also comes with support for 7.2Mbps HSDPA speeds, as well as with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities.
offer a uniquely refined mobile communications experience that people love and we think many customers will be thrilled by the faster performance, beautiful touch displays and compact designs available with these new BlackBerry 7 based models,” Carlo Chiarello, Senior Vice President, Handheld Product Management at Research In Motion, reportedly said.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone has been added to O2's coming soon website here