BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G get official
After a fairly long time of being in the rumor mill and spending a bit of its unofficial life in the wild, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 has finally been launched officially. Well, RIM was planning on revealing it some time later today but were beat to the punch by the guys over at The Street.
Alongside the BlackBerry Bold 9650, today also sees the official unveiling of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. It’s an equally sleek but somewhat more compact BlackBerry smartphone that fits a full QWERTY keyboard in an alphanumeric keypad. Like the Bold 9650, it’s a slightly updated version of existing models.
The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS or dual-band CDMA/EV-DO smartphone with an official list of specs that include a 3.2-megapixel camera, built-in GPS, and Wi-Fi. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G, on the other hand, bears similar specs but is said to be strictly a GSM phone.
RIM hasn’t issued a press release yet about the two new smartphones but they did say a few things regarding carrier availability.
“The BlackBerry Bold 9650 will be available next month from Sprint(S). The BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be available in Canada on Bell, TELUS(TU) and Rogers(RCI). You’ll need to check with U.S. carriers for availability.”