The BlackBerry Bold 9930 has come out on Verizon’s website. Pricing is $249.99 with a 2-year contract and $509.99 off-contract. Several rumors have the smartphone at only $199.99 depending on the customer-specific upgrade pricing.
The big features of the Bold 9930 consist a 640×480 touch screen, a quick 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, world-phone abilities, and .41-inch depth that is thinner than most smartphone not named “iPhone 4.” The larger news here, on the other hand, is BlackBerry OS 7. If the web browser performs also on this new Bold as it did in our hands-on with the most recent Torch models, it can be the first “traditional” BlackBerry that’s not a minor embarrassment when it comes to web browsing.
RIM has assured seven new BlackBerry smartphones in the near future and while much of the current display was for the Torch 9810 and the Torch 9850/9860, the typical QWERTY-under-the-screen form-factor of the Bold has it higher on some BlackBerry fans’ want-list.
If you are not holding out for the rumored BlackBerry ‘Colt’ QNX-based phone due in 2012, you will be happy to hear that Verizon is taking at least this one small break from its Android obsession to take back to its BlackBerry roots. If you feel the need to really handle the gadget before you purchase, earlier reports have August 25 fastened at the date the gadget will come in physical stores.