RIM Blackberry Bold 9700 being readied

Darren Allan

October 21, 2009

RIM has unveiled the new version of its Bold smartphone, the 9700.

It’s more compact and lighter than the original Bold, and also benefits from sleek new styling with a glossy black and chrome look.

The trackball has been replaced by a trackpad, and the phone also sports a 2.4 inch display, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, wi-fi and most tellingly an improved battery life over the original.

RIM reckons that under normal usage, the 9700 will last for roughly three days before it needs plugging in and recharging.

Blackberry fans won’t have long to wait, as the 9700 should boldly be making its way to these shores next month.


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