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New from RIM: The BlackBerry Somewhat More Bold

bb-bold-9700-pressThere’s a new BlackBerry Bold headed to market. This morning, Research in Motion (RIMM) uncrated the BlackBerry Bold 9700, a more refined version of its popular enterprise device, the BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Among the upgrades: A slimmer design, a 3.2-megapixel camera, sharper 360-by-480 display, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi support and an optical trackpad similar to that of the BlackBerry Curve 8520. The new handset is also outfitted with a 624MHz processor and 256 MB of flash memory.

Paired with BlackBerry OS 5.0, this should mean some decent performance gains. So an incremental update, but little more. Said RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis: “This is the Bold for those that wanted it just a little smaller, but still wanted the Bold look, feel, performance and materials.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik