Not to be outdone by AT&T, Sprint has announced a duo of BlackBerry smartphones that will be touching down at some point this year, likely in the fall. Those phones are the very official BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the oft-rumored BlackBerry Torch 9850 which we just saw appear in an image just a few days ago. So, these launches really shouldn’t be surprising. They are, however, nice for those looking to get a next-gen BlackBerry device on Sprint. I have a hard time believing that people would buy these over the current WiMax offerings that the carrier currently has (EVO 3D, Photon 4G) and the ones in the future (Galaxy S II) but people have their reasons.
We’ve already touched on the specs for the Bold 9930 but here is a little refresher for those that need it. It’ll arrive with a 10.5mm thick design, RIM’s thinnest phone yet, and it will also come with a 2.8-inch capacitive touchpanel, a trackpad, and the widest keyboard found on a BlackBerry device. It will also have NFC support on board as well.
As for the Torch 9850, it’s going to officially be coming with a a 3.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, 1.2GHz processor, NFC support, and RIM’s latest software, and BlackBerry OS 7. There’s also a 5MP rear camera and GPS on board as well.
Neither of these are amazing but they certainly have to appeal to someone, right?
This article may contain affiliate links. Click here for more details.