RIM announces new BlackBerry Bold


RIM has revealed its highly anticipated first HSDPA device – the BlackBerry 9000, or ‘Bold’.

The device is cased in satin chrome finishing and a leather backplate, features a new user interface design and 1GB internal memory. Along with BlackBerry’s traditional push email function, users can download Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files and edit them directly on the handset using the preloaded DataViz Documents to Go suite.

The BlackBerry Bold also boasts the sharpest screen resolution of all the BlackBerry devices, as well as a two megapixel camera with video recording capability, built-in flash and 5x digital zoom.

For managing music and video, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software includes Roxio Media Manager for BlackBerry as well as Roxio Photosuite. The new BlackBerry Media Sync application allows users to sync their iTunes digital music collections with the device.

RIM president and co-chief executive Mike Lazaridis said: “The new BlackBerry Bold represents a tremendous step forward in business-grade smartphones and lives up to its name with incredible speed, power and functionality, all wrapped in a beautiful and confident design.”