BlackBerry lovers in India can now gear up to grab RIM’s latest smartphone offering. The 3G enabled BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone has been announced by the company. In a compact and stylish form factor, the phone reveals high-end features and performance.
The fashionable smartphone claims to deliver a host of advanced communication and multimedia attributes that should get mobile lovers in India really excited. Sporting a sleek fabrication, the phone should suit both professional and personal needs. Among the highlights of the phone are robust connectivity options with 3G support, full-QWERTY and the touch-sensitive trackpad.
The phone reveals a dark chrome frame and leatherette back which gives it an elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to sit comfortably in one hand. The phone measures about 4.29″ x 2.36″ x 0.56″ in dimensions and weighs in at just 122 grams. Supporting 3G HSDPA networks across the world, the phone is armed with a next-generation, high-performance 624 MHz processor.
“Building on the success of the original BlackBerry Bold, we are now pleased to introduce the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone to customers in India. The new 3G BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers top-of-the-line features and performance in a sleek and elegant design that will appeal to both business professionals and consumers,” commented Frenny Bawa, Vice President, India, Research In Motion.
Boasting of a sharp and dazzling 2.44” light-sensing display having 480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi, the phone’s highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard includes finely sculpted keys and chrome frets. Besides, the touch-sensitive trackpad should enable intuitive and responsive navigation. With integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, the phone is also bundled with the BlackBerry OS 5.0 that provides email management and calendar enhancements in addition to an enhanced browsing experience.
Equipped with a 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording, the phone also includes built-in GPS, 256MB of Flash memory, Bluetooth 2.1, media player for videos, pictures and music that plays music up to 38 hours and BlackBerry Media Sync for easily syncing photos. The BlackBerry Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs in addition to access to BlackBerry App World are some other features of the phone.
While the top of the handset shows of a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, dedicated volume controls, Lock and Mute keys, it also includes microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 16GB cards and 32GB cards while a 2GB card is included. Including support for BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the phone also packs in background noise suppression technology and high quality speakerphone. Powered by a removable, rechargeable 1500mAhr battery, the phone offers approximately 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time in 3G mode.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone is available in India through a number of retail stores and outlets by Redington India in addition to operators like Airtel, Aircel, BSNL, Idea Cellular, Loop Mobile, MTNL, Reliance, Tata and Vodafone for around Rs 31,990.