BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9850, LG slider coming to Sprint

An inventory sheet showing some of Sprint’s upcoming handsets have included a bunch of new handsets, including the upcoming Bold, the next Torch, as well as an LG Optimus slider called the Gelato (rumoured to be heading to T-Mobile as well), and a pair of Kyocera handsets dubbed the Oblique and the Radiance.  The Bold is estimated to launch August 21, which still doesn’t rule out a September launch, presuming some standard delays. The LG slider and the Kyocera handsets are all due to launch on September 11, though the release of the Torch 9850 (better known as the Monaco, and thought to be going to market as the Volt) is yet to be determined.

The Bold 9930 will be RIM’s first OS 7 device, and mark a big step in the BlackBerry lineup. The processor has been cranked up to 1.2 GHz and memory to 768 MB, the camera stays at 5 megapixels, but adds 720p video recording, the touchcreen size sits at 2.8 inches and has a 640 x 480 resolution. It also has NFC and a magnetic compass to support augmented reality apps. The Monaco/Monza/Volt/Torch/whatever 9850 is basically the same, only it has a 3.7 inch 800 x 480 display – just keep in mind it’s not a slider like the Torch 9810.

RIM still has the Curve Apollo and Torch 9810 to get out the door, but if they’re leaving it until the end of the summer to release even the new Bold, they may not be able to get everything out by the new year.

[via CB]

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