BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones Announced w/ 1.2GHz CPU

Research In Motion (RIM) today unveiled two new BlackBerry Bold smartphones. The high-performance BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature a stunning and iconic design that integrates an incredibly easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard with a brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screen. These exceptional smartphones are built on a new, performance-driven platform powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system and designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world. These BlackBerry Bold smartphones are built on a new performance-driven platform featuring a 1.2 GHz processor, 8 GB of onboard memory, 720p HD video recording, dual-band Wi-Fi, a built-in compass (magnetometer) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, Liquid Graphics touch screen and support for high speed 4G/HSPA+ wide area wireless networks.

"The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones and BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around the world who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionality and style," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “These fully-loaded and beautifully crafted smartphones offer a highly refined user experience with blazingly fast performance, a brilliant touch screen and an outstanding typing experience.”