Feeds

RIM pitches 'power user' tri-band HSDPA BlackBerry

Bold sneaks in ahead of 3G iPhone

High performance access to file storage

Blackberry has launched its first tri-band - 850/1900/2100MHz - HSDPA 3G handset, dubbed Bold. The phone was first uncovered by the rumour mill back in 2007.

Manufacturer RIM states that the quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge Bold- aka the BlackBerry 9000 - is crafted from "premium materials", both inside and out. On the inside, this translates into integrated GPS and 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi, while the device’s rear is finished in a “leather-like” material.

Blackberry_bold_9000_all_sides

RIM's Blackberry 9000: the email company's first tri-band HSDPA handset

A slot for SD/SDHC memory cards of up to 16GB support the 9000’s 1GB on on-board storage, which should give you plenty of space to store all those important emails, which Blackberry boasts can be sent and received during a phone call. Bluetooth 2.0 is also built in for headset usage.

Bold also has a two-megapixel camera with a 5x digital zoom. Images are displayed on the handset’s 320 x 480 display.

Music also makes an appearance on the 9000 handset, with a media player that plays images and video snapped on the handset with audio backing – which can be played out through the device’s dual speakers. Audio filters also let you switch between pre-set music modes, including Jazz and Hip Hop.

RIM’s Blackberry Bold handset will be available globally this summer, but a specific UK release or price hasn’t been pushed out yet.

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
Broadband Secretary of SHEEP sensationally quits Cabinet
Maria Miller finally resigns over expenses row
Skype pimps pro-level broadcast service
Playing Cat and Mouse with the media
Beat it, freetards! Dyn to shut down no-cost dynamic DNS next month
... but don't worry, charter members, you're still in 'for life'
Like Google, Comcast might roll its own mobile voice network
Says anything's possible if regulators approve merger with Time Warner
EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app
Bug quietly slurps PAYG credit - yet EE denies it exists
Turnbull leaves Australia's broadband blackspots in the dark
New Statement of Expectations to NBN Co offers get-out clauses for blackspot builds
Facebook claims 100 MEEELLION active users in India
Who needs China when you've got the next billion in your sights?
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.