AT&T Expands BlackBerry Lineup with New Bold, Torch and Curve Models

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AT&T is expanding its BlackBerry offerings with the addition of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the Curve 9360 and the all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860. 

BlackBerry Bold 9900While the Bold 9900 and Torch 9860 will hit stores on Nov. 6, for $200 and $100, respectively, the Curve 9360 won’t arrive until Nov. 20, with a price tag of $30. Yet, business and government customers will be able to purchase the Curve on Nov. 14, though the Bold and Torch won’t be available to those channels until Nov. 7. All devices require a two-year contract. 

Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint all introduced versins of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in August, while AT&T promised customers in October that the smartphone would be coming soon. Sporting the design of Bolds from years past, the Bold 9900 will offer users the QWERTY keyboard they are accustomed to on RIM’s most popular device, but with a Touchscreen as well. Measuring in at just 10.5 mm, the 9900 will feature a 2.8-inch touchscreen, a 5MP camera and 8GB of onboard memory, which is expandable up to 32GB via a media card. The smartphone will also pack a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB RAM. 

The Torch 9860 will sport a 3.7-inch display, as well as a 1.2GHz processor, 768MB RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. This device will be AT&T’s first all-touch BlackBerry smartphone and will feature a 5MP camera. 

RIM first unveiled the Curve 9360 in August, well after announcing the rest of its latest lineup of BlackBerry devices. Equipped with a 2.44-inch screen and a 5MP camera, the next Curve from AT&T will run on an 800MHz processor. AT&T said a non-camera version of this device will also be available. 

All three smartphones feature BlackBerry OS 7, RIM’s supposed last BlackBerry platform before it makes the switch to BBX, which the company promises will run on handsets and tablets alike. The phones will also run on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, rather than its expanding 4G LTE service. The carrier recently announced its first two LTE-enabled smartphones, the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy II “Skyrocket.” 

Video Overview
AT&T has released a video showing off many of the features of the  BlackBerry Bold 9900. It can be viewed here:




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