Before the end of this year, Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion will make official a new BlackBerry smartphone in the Bold series of devices, namely the BlackBerry Bold 9790.Just as its name suggests, the new device will bring together elements from the already available BlackBerry Bold 9700 device, complemented by features that are available with the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone.
The new mobile phone is rumored to be on its way to the market sometime in November, most probably in the second half of next month.
It will arrive on shelves with the same QWERTY keyboard already available with all of the Bold devices, and will be complemented by a touch-enabled display.
The specifications list of this device includes a 2.45-inch touch panel that can deliver a 640 x 480-pixel VGA resolution, complemented by 8GB of built-in storage.
Apparently, in addition to the said QWERTY keyboard, the mobile phone will also include menu buttons similar with those on the BlackBerry Torch 9850.
Of course, the new device will also pack the enhancements that the latest BlackBerry devices from RIM came to the market with, including a faster application processor, along with a microSD memory card slot, or WiFi and 3G connectivity capabilities.
In addition to the new mobile phone, RIM also plans the release of a new flavor of its BlackBerry platform, namely OS 7.1.
The new OS flavor is expected to become available before the end of the ongoing year, and should be the latest OS release from RIM before the availability of BBX, the guys over at BGR note in a recent article.
Most probably, RIM will make an official announcement on both the new handset and on the upcoming OS flavor in the near future, so keep an eye on this space for additional info on the matter.