Research in Motion have announced the release of its flagship Blackberry model, the Blackberry Bold 9700 for the Indian market. The phone will be available on the Vodafone Essar network at a suggested retail price of Rs. 31,990.
The Blackberry Bold 9700 has a 2.44-inch TFT LCD screen which offers a resolution of 480x360 and weighs just 122 grams. The handset also offers a full-QWERTY keyboard, comes with 256MB of Flash memory and is powered by a 624MHz processor. The phone supports 3G as well as 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. The Blackberry Bold 9700 also has Blackberry Maps which are leveraged via its inbuilt GPS and AGPS feature.
The Blackberry Bold 9700 has a 3.2 megapixel camera which can also capture video, and a multimedia player. The phone has a talk time of up to six hours and a standby time of 21 days.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 Smartphone Features & Specs:
• Size - Length: 109 mm, Width: 60 mm, Thickness: 14.1 mm
• Weight (with battery) - 122 gms
• Internal memory : 256 MB
• Battery: 1500 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium-cell battery
• Talk Time: up to 6 hours
• Standby Time: Up to 21 days/504 hours on GSM) and up to 17 days/408 hours on UMTS
• Network Support - 3G compatible and is available in two versions, UMTS at 2100/1900/850/800 MHz quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM, and UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1700/900 MHz and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM.
• Connectivity Features: Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi with specifications of 802.11 b/g and support for Wi-Fi calling via UMA at available hot spots.
• Display - HVGA, 2.44-inch TFT LCD display screen with a resolution of 480×360 pixels, supports over 65k colors
• Media Player, Video Support - DivX 4, Div X 5 & 6 are partially supported, XviD is partially supported, H.263, H.264 and WMV3
• Media Player, Audio Support - .3gp, MP3, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 Pro/WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional AAC/AAC /eAAC
• Media Player, Audio - BlackBerry Media Sync allows you to transfer your desktop iTunes music to your BlackBerry Bold 9700
• Camera - 3.2-mega pixel camera with auto focus, image stabilization, flash, and 2X digital zoom compared to the 2-megapixel camera with LED flash found in the old BlackBerry Bold.
• GPS - integrated GPS with A-GPS, and BlackBerry Maps
• USB Port - Enables charging and high-speed data synchronizations via USB "A" to mini-USB "B" cable
• Browser - HTML browsing, View Movies/Clips from websites built for mobile streaming, RSS feed support
• Black Berry Bold 9700 offers a video camera recording in normal mode (480 x 352 pixel) and MMS Mode (176 x 144 pixel).
• It runs the new BlackBerry OS 5.0 found in the BlackBerry Storm.
• Through Blackberry Bold 9700, one can access Blackberry App World that offers mobile apps, such as games, IM, social networking – exclusively developed for Blackberry phones.