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BlackBerry Bold 9930 & BlackBerry Torch 9850 Coming to Sprint

BlackBerry Bold 9930RIM is going wild with the new handset announcements for carriers today.  Just this morning three new BlackBerry phones were announced for AT&T, and now Sprint has chimed in with two new devices of their own.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 & BlackBerry Torch 9850 will both be sporting the new BlackBerry 7 operating system as well as 1.2 GHz, 5 MP cameras and be world phone capable.  The 9930 will be the thinnest phone of its style yet at 10.5mm thick and will have the widest QWERTY keyboard of any BlackBerry.  The 9850 will be a full-touch screen measuring 3.7-inches and include a trackpad for easy navigation.

BlackBerry Bold 9930 Key Features

  • BlackBerry service with access to up to 10 supported business and personal email accounts, plus BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for corporate email installations
  • DataViz Docs To Go Premium suite preloaded, for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere
  • BlackBerry App World, the official app store for BlackBerry smartphones offering customization, fun and productivity
  • BlackBerry Playbook™ support with BlackBerry Bridge (Bridge is available as a free download on BlackBerry App World)
  • Near Field Communications (NFC) support for a secure exchange of information between NFC-enabled devices over a very short distance
  • Augmented Reality using the built-in compass (magnetometer) to support augmented reality applications

BlackBerry Torch 9850 Key Features

BlackBerry Torch 9850

  • The first full-touch BlackBerry smartphone from Sprint
  • BlackBerry service with access to up to 10 supported business and personal email accounts, plus BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for corporate email installations
  • DataViz Docs To Go Premium suite preloaded, for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere
  • BlackBerry App World, the official app store for BlackBerry smartphones offering customization, fun and productivity
  • BlackBerry Playbook support with BlackBerry Bridge (Bridge is available as a free download on BlackBerry App World)
  • Augmented Reality using the built-in compass (magnetometer) to support augmented reality applications

“Sprint’s incredibly loyal BlackBerry customers will appreciate the benefits of the BlackBerry 7 user experience on these two new smartphones – BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “BlackBerry 7 is an evolution that extends the ability to support our customers domestically and internationally as they juggle their busy personal and professional lives with one easy-to-use device. We are excited to continue our strong relationship with RIM through these new powerful devices.”

As for when you can pick either of these devices up, all we know for now is that it will be some time in the fall.

Do either the BlackBerry Bold 9930 or BlackBerry Torch 9850 interest you?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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