BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9850 hitting Sprint this Fall

Sprint getting first U.S. BlackBerry 7 devices

If you can’t wait to get your hands on some of the new BlackBerry 7 devices, then keep an eye of Sprint this Fall because the carrier just announced that it will be carrying the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the Torch 9850 in a few months.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 both sport a 1.2 GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and the BlackBerry 7 OS. Sprint and Research In Motion are also touting the Liquid Graphics technology for a smoother experience and a stronger touchscreen experience.

The BlackBerry Torch 9850 will sport a 3.7-inch touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution and unlike the first Torch, this version has a full touchscreen slate without a physical keyboard. Thankfully, RIM has come a long way since the Storm, so don’t worry too much about the touchscreen experience.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 gives you the more familiar RIM form factor, as it features a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen and a full, physical QWERTY keyboard. In fact, RIM says this is the widest QWERTY keyboard on a BlackBerry so far. This device will also come with NFC technology, as well as be compatible with the Bridge technology to get your PlayBook connected on the go.

Neither of these devices will be able to use the carrier’s 4G WiMax network but each device is a world phone, so you can stay connected while you’re traveling around the globe. No word on pricing or an exact release date but I think we can expect these to land within a few months for the standard ($199 or so) smartphone pricing.

Any of you planning on picking these up?

Sprint getting first U.S. BlackBerry 7 devices

[Via Engadget, Sprint]

  • Breaker104

    Really hoped for 4g… when is the Moto Pax out? I will have to compare the two.

  • Breaker104

    Really hoped for 4g… when is the Moto Pax out? I will have to compare the two.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYVGEFA57M6EJA5ZIVFIQZWMN4 Marius

    in a few months? what are you smoking? Release for Sprint is August 21st (both the Bold and the Torch)

  • Anonymous

    I hate BlackBerry, but these phones look really nice !!

  • Anonymous

    I hate BlackBerry, but these phones look really nice !!

  • Marvindavis170

    So…is sprint getting the 9900 too?

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