Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Five New BlackBerry 7 Smartphones Available in the Philippines on January 13

Research in Motion (RIM) has launched new BlackBerry 7 smartphones -- BlackBerry Bold 9790, BlackBerry Curve 9380, BlackBerry Torch 9810, BlackBerry Torch 9860, and Pure White BlackBerry Bold 9900 -- and is said to be available in authorized distributors by January 13, 2012.

Hosted by the bubbly Rovilson Fernandez, the launching was held at The Establishment, Fort today, January 10, 2012. People from traditional and digital media were present during the said launch.

For more details on the specs, prices, and descriptions, please see below.

BlackBerry Bold 9790 - Touch and Type
SRP: Php22,890.00
This model almost has the same power and features as that of a BlackBerry Bold 9900. The difference of this to the latter is that it  is cheaper, smaller, thinner, and lighter.

It has a Touch Display and a Keyboard, which gives users the combination of touch and type. What I like about this as compared to the 9900 is the camera's autofocus functionality, which is absent in the 9900.

Bold 9790 Specifications
  • 110 x 60 x 11.4 mm
  • 107g
  • 480x360 capacitive touchscreen, 2.45 inches
  • 8GB internal memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • 768MB RAM, Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz Processor
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • BlackBerry OS 7.0

BlackBerry Curve 9380 - All Touch
SRP: Php16,990.00
This is the first touch screen smartphone in the Curve family.

Still coming with the social-networking applications (Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, etc) alongside BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), this compact and stylish handset also features a 5MP camera with flash and video recording. If you've been eyeing for the Torch, now you have a cheaper alternative.

Curve 9380 Specifications
  • 109 x 60 x 11.2 mm
  • 98g
  • 360x480 capacitive touchscreen, 3.2 inches
  • 512MB internal memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • 512MB RAM, 806 MHz Processor
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash
  • BlackBerry OS 7.0

BlackBerry Torch 9810 - Touch with Slide-Out Keyboard
SRP: Php28,590.00
The Torch 9810 is the upgraded version of the Torch 9800.

It is faster and more fluid with high performance hardware features and of course carries the new BlackBerry OS 7.

With this new model, surfing the web and navigating the phone will be an ease because of its big screen. Sending an SMS can be done via on-screen keyboard or actual keypad for faster typing.

Torch 9810 Specifications
  • 111 x 62 x 14.6 mm
  • 161g
  • 480x640 capacitive touchscreen, 3.2 inches
  • 8GB internal memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • 768MB RAM, 1.2 GHz Processor
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • BlackBerry OS 7.0

BlackBerry Torch 9860 - All Touch
SRP: Php24,690.00
For the Torch series lovers who don't like the slide-out keyboard that the Torch 9800 has, RIM has launched Torch 9860 with an all touch interface.

It has a spectacular 3.7" display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone. This model delivers the highly refined, real-time communication and collaboration experience loved by millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world.

Torch 9860 Specifications
  • 120 x 62 x 11.5 mm
  • 135g
  • 480x800 capacitive touchscreen, 3.7 inches
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable to 32GB via microSD
  • 768MB RAM, 1.2 GHz Processor
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus
  • BlackBerry OS 7.0

BlackBerry Bold 9900 (Pure White)
SRP: Php31,690.00
The Bold 9900 per se is not new, but its availability in Pure White color might be of interest to those wanting to be different from the rest of the Black Bold 9900 owners.

Just like other smartphones, Black and White are the staple colors that RIM is looking at, at least for the Bold 9900. Read through our BlackBerry 9900 article written previously.


Impressive line up, they're becoming more aggressive. Better deals with the telcos on BBM is also helping push the demand. I just hope BB survives the onslaught of Android and iOS. While the BBM and the BB hardware remain impressive, the wide variety of apps of the other OS is something the guys at RIM should not take sitting down. I loved the Palm Pilot... and I do not want BB see the same fate...

Thinking of getting the all-touch phones. Lovely lovely :)

I agree with you on these matters. Many people though are moving to touchscreen smartphones due to the mindset that qwerty and keyboard per se are already old school features. As for me, I love physical keys than all touch.

Lovely indeed! Are you ready to shift to full touchscreen? I've tried it before and I really had a hard time. Too many errors, thus time wasted typing-deleting-correcting.

Yes! Been waiting for the Bold 9790. :) Will definitely purchase.

Good for you! :) I love how thin that unit it :)

That blackberry is awesome I want it badly. Anybody can tell me where can I purchase these stuff?
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I can't believe these phones were only released early this year in that country. I still have to wonder as to how to blackberry unlock that curve. I think I would have to seriously consider just getting a new one.

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