The BlackBerry Bold 9650 will apparently soon be available from Verizon Wireless. The high-end smartphone will be the successor to the BlackBerry Tour and give users the ability to make calls in the U.S. and abroad.
Sprint is going to release the model later in the month, and a brochure that has leaked out of Verizon shows that the carrier won’t be too far behind.
Sprint’s price is going to be $200, but Verizon’s is not yet known.
Overview of the BlackBerry Bold 9650
The 9650 will have the typical BlackBerry tablet shape with a 2.4-inch 480 x 360 display above an optical trackpad and a small, but complete keyboard.
It will support Verizon’s voice and 3G data network, but will also be one of this carrier’s few worldphones, since it will be able to make calls and connect to high-speed data networks outside of the U.S.
The model is also going to offer Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
It will run BlackBerry OS 5 and include a suite of software for email, Web access, calendar and contacts, as well as business and entertainment applications and location-based services.
The 9650’s 3.2 megapixel camera will offer a flash, variable zoom, image stabilization, auto-focus and video recording.
It is going to include a microSD slot and be bundled with a 2GB card, which can be easily removed and replaced with one that has up to 32 GB of capacity.
Other features will include a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and a 1400 mAh battery.
Overall, it is going to be 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches and weigh 4.8 ounces.