RIM, but the handset has now appeared on network provider Verizon’s website as well. With a launch expected this summer, it looks like the Bold 9930 could be just around the corner.
If you’re a fan of the traditional BlackBerry form factor, the latest BlackBerry Bold 9930 should be right up your street. The excellent QWERTY keypad is present and correct, the usual Bold styling is still familiar – in short, there are no surprises.
Along with the impressive keyboard, the Bold now gets a touchscreen display as well. This promises to make it much easier to navigate long emails or web pages with the flick of a finger – without losing out on functionality. The Bold also gets pinch to zoom, bringing it in line with the iPhone 4 and Android smartphones.
Other specs on the Bold 9930 are suitably high end, including a 1.2GHz processor and that 2.8-inch touchscreen. There’s 8GB of integrated memory, with support for up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Bold 9930 was officially announced back in May, and was expected to hit the shops this summer. Appearing on Verizon’s website in the US, hopefully the Bold will be available this side of the Atlantic in the coming weeks. Prices have yet to be announced.