Slimmer BlackBerries; First with New OS

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Two new BlackBerry models with a slimmed down design and faster processors were unveiled by Research in Motion (RIM) this week for shipping this summer.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 with new 7 OSThe Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones are also the first to use a new BlackBerry 7 OS, considered an incremental improvement until RIM releases a version of the QNX OS (now used on its PlayBook tablet) for smartphones. The 7 OS gives you a better browser and built in productivity apps. You may also keep your personal and business content separate.

The new Bold models have 4G support and get a speedy 1.2 Ghz. They also support 720p HD video, WiFi and *NFC. Other features include a 8GB of on-board memory, touch screen as well as BlackBerry’s QWERTY keyboard.

Source: Mashable, RIM

*NFC or near field communication is a short range wireless technology that can be tagged onto objects like a poster or T-shirt. Your phone can then instantly read the NFC tags placed on various objects to pick up information.

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