BlackBerry fans will have to wait a little more to lay their hands on the much anticipated BlackBerry Bold 9900 touch and type devices, whose launch has now been delayed by the company. A RIM spokesperson in India, however, refused to comment on the news when approached by The Mobile Indian.
Some websites , however, have confirmed the delay in the launch of the device.
Last month only, we had reported that RIM will be launching the BlackBerry Bold touch and type devices in the month of June after the device were displayed during the BlackBerry World conference.
The price of the new BlackBerry Bold Touch handset is expected to be close to Rs 25,000 for the features that the new devices offer.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports fourth generation networks or 4G, with HSPA+ data connectivity. The device is powered by 1.2 GHz processor that operates at almost double the speed of the processors of existing BlackBerry phones. Along with it, the 768 MB of RAM ensures smooth functioning.
The new handset will feature 8GB of onboard memory for storage, along with support for 32GB of expandable memory via SDHC cards. The operating system has also been totally overhauled. The new Bold Touch handsets will feature BlackBerry OS v7, which gives fast yet reliable performance for most present day tasks.
The display is one thing the company is majorly boasting about. The 2.8 inch display features VGA or 640 x 480 pixel resolution with 287 dpi pixel density per inch, for detailed and more vibrant graphics, along with the capacitive touch interface. The devices will have built in features to support Near Field Communication technology for touch-less transactions and the new OS will have built in support for augmented reality applications.
As of now, for the BlackBerry people in India, it seems like a long wait for the announcement or the launch of the Bold touch and type devices as the long due BlackBerry playbook is scheduled for the launch before the Bold devices and still there is no word for the Playbook as well.