RIM today introduced the BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone. The BlackBerry 9650 fuses form and function in a striking design and, in addition to providing premium phone and multimedia features, it of course delivers the industry’s leading mobile solution for email, messaging (IM, SMS, MMS) and social networking.
You can find WiFi b/g on board as well, along with the GPS and Bluetooth connectivity we’ve come to expect. A MicroSD card slot means you can add your music to the device, along with images and video, and RIM even included a 2GB card in the box with Bold 9650.
The BlackBerry Bold 9650 has features such as a 3.2-megapixel with flash, auto-focus and video recording, GPRS/UMTS, 1xEVDO/3G, quad-band GSM connectivity, 2.4” TFT LCD display with a resolution of 480×360 & support for 65k colors, 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, an optical trackpad, and the same familiar full QWERTY keyboard layout that you’ve come to know and love over the years.
The Bold 9650 smartphone also runs BlackBerry OS 5.0 and includes Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth, HTML web browser, HTML web browser, GPS, and a 1400 mAhr battery that can deliver up to 5 hours of talk time on a CDMA network. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G supports both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 3G networks and Easy mobile access to Facebook, MySpace and Flickr, as well as popular instant messaging services including BlackBerry Messenger.
The BlackBerry Bold 9650 packs all the high-end enterprise and power-user features of high-end BlackBerries with a new optical trackpad that makes it even easier to use. According to RIM, the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone should arrive on the US market in May and come with a price tag of $200, with a new two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.