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Dec 1, 2011
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News around the globe is that RIM's Blackberry phones are slowly slipping in popularity. "Embattled," "in need of a magical unicorn rescue" are just some of the things that the industry is associating with the said brand. The numbers don't lie either as RIM's market value is down to 12 billion dollars from a massive 80 billion dollars just a few years ago. This, in spite of the recent launch of Blackberry's new OS 7, means that RIM has quite the mountain to scale, as it stands.

So what's a beleagured tech company to do? Well, why not throw more smartphones at the problem, and see if that works? RIM has done exactly that and has launched two new smartphones to expand their line of Blackberry OS 7 phones: the Blackberry Bold 9790 and the Blackberry Curve 9380. Now, ignore all the ominous things we mentioned above for a moment, and let's check look at these phones for what they are.

Above: The Blackberry Bold 9790


The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is a slightly slimmer version of the Bold 9780. They have the same dimensions, and both phones share the same 2.44-inch screen. The 9790 though features a capacitive touchscreen for added usability. The phone's keyboard have also been tweaked, and now features contoured, slightly-raised buttons for a more comfortable feel, and more tactile experience. Powering the phone is a 1 GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage. As you can see, the phone isn't short on performance, and the same could be said with regards to connectivity as it offers Wi-Fi, and 3G. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back.

Next: Check out the Blackberry Curve 9380


WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES
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