Poor old RIM. It’s not been a good year for our Canadian friends. First the PlayBook shifted virtually no units (OK, slight exaggeration) and then last week, the service went down prompting thousands of users to declare they’re off to join Camp Android and Sect Apple.
What RIM really needs is some new bling to entice the masses – and that looks like it’ll be appearing on the not-yet-officially-announced BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 and a new Bold, the 9790.
Now, this has all come from RIM’s own Inside BlackBerry Developers’ Blog so it’s fairly concrete. In fact, RIM itself describes both handsets as “getting ready to launch.”
Specs-wise, the Curve Touch will boast a touch-friendly 3.2-inch screen at a middling 480 x 360 resolution – a ppi count of 189.
However, if you haven't yet figured it out from the resolution figures, the screen will be of the old-school 4:3 aspect ratio. Moving with the times, eh RIM?
Given that the Curve is a fairly low-end brand, it's no surprise to see components like a single-core 800MHz processor and a 5MP camera with 720p video capture on board.
Actually, we take back what we said about RIM moving with the times because it’s also kitting the Curve Touch out with an NFC chip as it appears to be doing with the majority of its new units.
The Bold 9790, meanwhile, will offer up a smaller 2.44-inch display with the same 480 x 360 (and therefore 4:3) resolution, though the smaller size means a higher 245ppi count.
The processor is superior to the Curve Touch, clocking in at 1.2GHz but it is still single core and the camera is not too adventurous at 5MP.
Like the Bold 9900, NFC is present and correct, and there is a 8GB of blank space inside for you to get your mitts on.
No word yet on when we'll be seeing this new BlackBerry duo.
Via Unwired View