A leaked ROM introduced us to wireless hotspot support on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 last month. Since then, we’ve seen that feature make its way into official releases and start to go out to phones. The latest carrier to bring the release to its RIM devices is Sprint, which has started distribution of BlackBerry OS 7.1 for the Bold 9930 and Torch 9850.
It almost feels like wireless internet sharing should be a standard feature in smartphone at this point in time, but sure enough, the past several months have seen the feature enabled via update in Windows Phone handsets, and [...]
Over the last few days, we’ve seen lots of pics and video of upcoming BlackBerry handsets leak out, giving us an early view at some of the most anticipated additions to RIM’s lineup. The trend continues through today, with the BlackBerry Bold 9790 posing for a series of its own pictures.
It’s not clear right now just how the 9790 will fit in with the rest of RIM’s upcoming smartphones. According to the source that provided the phone’s images, the 9790 performs significantly better than current models of its lineage, like the Bold 9780. With the [...]
Just as we suspected that RIM will announce the BlackBerry Bold and as it surfaced on the website for a short time, Research in Motion officially announced today two new BlackBerry Bold smartphones, the 9900 and 9930.
Running BlackBerry OS 7 (ex BlackBerry OS 6.1), the two variants feature a 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen display with VGA (640×480) resolution and 287 dpi pixel density, “ultra-easy” QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad, 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM, 8 GB on-board memory, microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards, five-megapixel camera with 720p [...]
The upcoming BlackBerry Bold Touch, also known as the 9930 or Dakota, has been caught on video in the wild. The phone, which features a brawny 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 CPU with 768MB of RAM, combines the great keyboard of the Bold series of devices with the touch-friendly interface of BlackBerry OS 6.1. Slated for a release in Q2, a CDMA version of the Bold Touch has been caught on video, showing off some pretty snappy performance in launching apps and moving around the operating system. If you can’t get enough of the Bold Touch, check out the tutorial [...]
If you’ve been following our BlackBerry coverage you’ve probably seen the recent leaked commercials of the Bold Touch and the Monza as well as well as the Curve Touch slated for a June or July release.
According to two of BGR’s sources, RIM will only be unveiling one BlackBerry with the occasion of its upcoming BlackBerry World event. That BlackBerry is believed to be the BlackBerry Bold Touch (or whatever name it will be wearing) and it looks like the decision was one of last moment. This is currently to be filed under the “R” category but if the [...]
We’ve just got the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 in from Sprint and Research in Motion. The Bold 9650 is seen as the successor for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 for CDMA networks–both the Tour and the Bold 9650 are world phones and would operate on Sprint’s CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A network in the US and on GSM/EDGE/HSPA internationally for world travelers. the Bold 9650 represents a merge of the Tour line into the BlackBerry Bold product line and joins the Bold 9700, the device’s GSM counterpart for AT&T and T-Mobile.
The new Blackberry phone adds WiFi, more [...]
RIM’s BlackBerry Bold 9780 just landed at T-Mobile last week, but AT&T is not wasting any time getting its hands on the latest Bold as well. The first video of an AT&T-badged 9780 has surfaced, hinting that it won’t be long at all before the carrier official kicks off sales.
T-Mobile first put the 9780 up on its site on November 17, just as predicted. The newest addition to the Bold lineup, the 9780 carries a notable upgrade to BlackBerry OS 6 along with a higher-resolution camera and 512MB RAM – double the 9700’s memory.
The lucky owner [...]
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 was recently popping up on Vodafone’s database and there was enough room for speculations and fantasizing about what it would look like.
Now there are some new bits of info which are to be classified under the Rumor category. First of all, the BlackBerry 9900 will allegedly be a touch-screen enabled BlackBerry Bold 9000. Adding this to the already popular form factor will somehow generate the idea that this device, codenamed BlackBerry Montana – a revived Magnum/Dakota project – will inherit the popularity and success of the Bold 9000. [...]
RIM’s rumored BlackBerry 9900 phone may be one step closer to making its debut, if the screenshots leaked from a German Vodafone database are legit. While they don’t reveal anything new about the phone itself, the presence of a “9900BB battery cover” in the list strongly suggests that there’s a soon-to-materialize 9900 phone to go along with it.
The 9900’s layout and features have been the stuff of great debate since the phone first showed up on BB enthusiast radar. Some are expecting a Bold-like design with a non-slider keyboard and new [...]
BlackBerry operating system leaks are nothing unique — they happen nearly every day, in fact — but most are just minor version bumps, i.e. 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52. But when RIM’s flagship BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets an early taste of OS 6, well, that’s something worth reporting. We’d heard back in November that this optical trackpad-equipped candybar handset was in the process of undergoing OS 6 testing on T-Mobile (it’s also sold by AT&T), but as was the case back then, no official timetable has been given for the official rollout.
RIM officially introduced the update to the BlackBerry Bold smartphone, the new BlackBerry Bold 9780, which, according to previous rumors we covered, will hit T-Mobile on November 17.
With its compact and stylish design, the handset is operated by the new BlackBerry 6 operating system and sports 512 MB Flash memory and an expandable memory card slot, worldwide 3G network support, WiFi with UMA support, GPS, 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash. With an integrated YouTube app and Facebook, Twitter and MySpace support for your social needs, BlackBerry 6 software promises [...]
RIM’s next version of the BlackBerry Bold, the Bold 9780, may begin selling at T-Mobile starting on November 17th, according to an image posted by TmoNews. Very similar in appearance to the Bold 9700 — save for a new black bezel — the unannounced Bold 9780 supposedly offers mostly internal upgrades, most significant being the OS 6 operating system and 512MB of RAM required for it to run smoothly. The other major spec bump to this 624MHz, HVGA device comes to its camera sensor, which has been swapped out with a five-megapixel number.
While it’s not clear [...]
If you’re a Rogers customer and an Android enthusiast, this holiday season is going to really make you happy! According to reports, Rogers is adding two power-house Android phones to their lineup — and a Blackberry.
First up is the Dell Streak, a 5-inch Android-powered tablet — that is also a phone.
If you don’t feel like holding a enormous phone to your ear, Rogers is also adding the Samsung Captivate to their lineup.
And, just in case you’re a Blackberry fan, Rogers is also adding the Blackberry Bold to their line up, [...]
Soon, BlackBerry Torch owners won’t be the only ones to enjoy the BlackBerry 6 operating system which includes improvements like universal search, a webkit-based browser, better social network integration, and a redesigned interface. A leaked advertisement from Verizon shows them as hosting a “interactive” launch of BlackBerry 6, which that means in the not too distant future, the software upgrade will be made available for Verizon’s newest BlackBerry devices (like the Curve 3G, for which BlackBerry 6 is already available if you’re taking the unofficial [...]
Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry OS 6 leak for the BlackBerry Bold 9650, a tipster told Web blog GizmoFusion that T-Mobile is in the process of testing the BlackBerry 6 operating system for the carrier’s BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone. The BlackBerry 6 OS debuted first on the BlackBerry Torch on AT&T.
It looks like that leaked copy of BlackBerry OS 6 that we saw running on the Bold 9650 last month was the real deal, as a ROM is now available for all 9650 owners to download and install. Since this is still beta software, users should naturally flash this firmware at their own risk. CrackBerry has published a video of its experience with the build running on a Verizon 9650, which we’ve re-posted below. BlackBerry OS 6 brings several new features to the device, including a revmaped UI, Universal Search, and a new WebKit browser courtesy of RIM’s acquisition of former [...]
Like the BlackBerry Bold 9700 that came before it, the rumored, but still un-released Bold 9780 may also be available in the paler shade of white. Affectionately nicknamed the “WhiteBerry,” RIM’s latest touchscreen-less device was recently spotted and captured on picture. It’s unclear if and when the BlackBerry Bold 9780 will be released, and also what carriers may get the white Bold 9780. In the U.S., while both T-Mobile USA and AT&T carried the black Bold 9700, only T-Mobile USA offered the white Bold 9780.
(via: BB Leaks)
Owners of three BlackBerry models — the Bold 9000, Pearl 3G 9100/9105, and Curve 8530 — now have new versions of the BlackBerry OS available for download to their devices, although only the Bold update is an official carrier rollout (from AT&T and Rogers).
Both carriers have released OS version 184.108.40.2062 for their 9000s, also known as the original Bold; its successor, the 9700, is the current Bold being sold by most outlets worldwide. The Pearl and Curve updates, on the other hand, are decidedly unofficial, leaked ROMs, meaning that flashing them is of course [...]
More spyshots of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 are emerging, and this time the device–previously known as the Bold R020 from a leaked presentation from Research in Motion–is shown on video running the BlackBerry 6 operating system. Though no new information is obtained from this leak, it should satiate the crave from Blackberry addicts. The device will retain the traditional non-touchscreen display and be an evolutionary upgrade from the Bold 9700 which it replaces.
The Bold 9780 is expected to have a 624 MHz Marvell ARM-based processor, 512 MB RAM/ROM, and a 5-megapixel [...]
A recently leaked Research in Motion document, marked confidential, was seen portraying a device with the name BlackBerry Bold R020. The R020 would most likely be a codename to a device that succeeds the BlackBerry Bold 9700–the device retains the former’s form factor while doubling the amount of RAM, adding support for BlackBerry 6 OS, and utilizing the 5-megapixel camera from the BlackBerry Torch 9800, and like the Torch, the R020 may not be capable of HD video capture.
The device will continue BlackBerry’s use of a 624 MHz processor and HVGA touchscreen, [...]
It looks like a very early BlackBerry 6 copy was leaked and installed on the CDMA BlackBerry Bold 9650. Since this is an early build, things are a bit choppy, but the OS runs fine on the non-touchscreen Bold 9650 with its 512 MB of RAM and ROM; the GSM Bold 9700 may not fare as well with its more limited 256 MB of RAM.
BlackBerry 6 debuted initially on the BlackBerry Torch on AT&T, which shows RIM’s focus on the touchscreen environment, though the OS will work on non-touchscreen devices as shown on the video.
Some early screenshots have emerged of RIM’s next-generation BlackBerry 6 operating system on the non-touchscreen Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Bold 9650.
Though neither the carrier nor Research in Motion have announced whether the 9650 will receive an upgrade to version 6, it has been speculated that current devices that were released recently may get the makeover in time.
The BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider, which has been spotted in numerous leaks, is now slated for an AT&T launch mid-August. Though not officially announced yet by RIM nor by the carrier, BlackBerry Partners Fund John Albright is pegging the launch date as August 15.
The BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider will be the first BlackBerry to sport a Palm Pre-like form factor, merging the touchscreen on the BlackBerry Storm with the full keyboard on the BlackBerry Bold.
It looks like the original BlackBerry Bold 9700 may soon get a model upgrade to be called the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in the future if rumors hold true. The new model brings with it some minor upgrades along with an OS upgrade to BlackBerry 6 with a more modern Webkit-based browser from Research in Motion.
In addition to the big OS jump, the Bold 9780 retains the look and form factor of its predecessor, the Bold 9700, currently available on both AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The 3G-enabled smartphone will get a darker trim on its chrome bezel, giving it a more titanium finish, along [...]