BlackBerry Bold 9000 unveiled

The latest in line from RIM, the BlackBerry Bold, previously known as the 9000 is gunning for the deep pockets of business professionals and power users, promising “unprecedented functionality and performance”.

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO, Research In Motion: “The new BlackBerry Bold represents a tremendous step forward in business-grade smartphones and lives up to its name with incredible speed, power and functionality, all wrapped in a beautiful and confident design.”

Specs & features at a glance:

4.5 x 2.6 x 0.55-inches, 4.7 ounces

Tri-band HSDPA

Bluetooth 2.0

Integrated GPS with geotagging

Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g)

Multimedia capabilities

624MHz mobile processor

128MB Flash memory

1GB on-board storage memory

microSD/SDHC memory card slot

VGA (480 x 320 resolution) colour LCD

QWERTY keyboard

2 megapixel camera (with video recording)

Built-in flash and 5x digital zoom

Email, messaging and organiser features

Removable 1500mAhr battery

No word on the pricing or actual release date yet!

Fonearena’s take: Why do all RIM phones look like clones? Isn’t it time they became a bit more creative with the design? What do you think?