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BlackBerry Bold 9700 announced

RIM says smartphone to hit UK in November

RIM has unveiled the BlackBerry Bold 9700 - the second generation of the popular Bold smartphone that was launched last year.

Measuring 109x60x14.1 mm, the 3G smartphone features a 2.44in light-sensing display with a resolution of 480x36, along with a QWERTY keyboard.

Users will also benefit from a 3.2Mp camera, built in GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity along with a media player.

The BlackBerry Bold has a 256MB internal flash memory that can be expanded with a microSD card up to 32GB and Bluetooth connectivity. RIM says handset offers approximately six hours of talk time.

"The BlackBerry Bold 9700 builds on the success of the original BlackBerry Bold with new, state-of-the-art features and a smaller, lighter and highly optimised design that looks, feels and performs great," said Mike Lazaridis, President and co-CEO of RIM.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is expected to be made available in November, although operator and pricing details were not released.

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See also: BlackBerry Storm2 to hit UK this month


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