Research In Motion recently published a few tidbits of information on two unannounced, yet not unseen BlackBerry smartphones, the Bold 9790 and the Curve 9380. RIM confirmed the BlackBerry Curve 9380 will offer a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a 480 x 360-pixel resolution, and the Bold 9790 will feature a smaller 2.44-inch screen with a 480 x 360-pixel resolution on the company’s developer website. BGR recently had an exclusive hands-on with the Bold 9790 and the Curve 9380, codenamed “Orlando.” The Curve 9380 is the first full-touchscreen Curve device and has a slower 800MHz processor than the Bold 9790. Both phones also support near-field communications (NFC) and run RIM’s latest BlackBerry 7 operating system. Pricing and release dates are still unknown but we would not be surprised if RIM made an official announcement in the near future at the company’s developer event DevCon later this month. More →
In addition to the possible Apple iPhone 5 launch date, our source at Telus has shared an internal document that reveals a slew of release dates for some of the most hotly-anticipated handsets on this side of the equator. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 — what’s sure to be RIM’s finest Blackberry ever — should be available for purchase starting around August 15th in North America. Holding out for the upgraded BlackBerry Torch 2? The follow-up to the original model should be available around August 15th as well, in Canada at least. The BlackBerry Torch 9860 (full touchscreen version) is slated to touch down on or around August 22nd with the BlackBerry Curve Apollo bringing up the rear on August 29th. Hit the break for more.