03 May '11, 12am

Slim new BlackBerry models join smartphone wars - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

Slim new BlackBerry models join smartphone wars - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

SAN FRANCISCO: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) on Monday unveiled a pair of slim, powerful new handsets as their entries in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena. BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 models to hit the market mid-year will run on a new generation of the Canada-based firm's smartphone operating system. "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 RIM president Mike Lazaridis. "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." Features in the new Bold smartphones included high-definition video, near-field communications chips, and technology supporting location-based s...

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