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Fashion phones "made out" of gold hasn't disappeared. Even more, there are still threatening by the last business redoubt of mobile phones, Blackberry. In short, the BlackBerry 9900 is the latest "victim" of the trend that says that the blown or dressed in gold, diamonds, platinum and other treasures strengthens your social status. The company that made this Blackberry out of gold is Amosu Couture, according to Luxury Launches.
The Amosu Couture Blackberry 9900 will cost 1435 dollars in the simple version, that is white or yellow gold plated, with platinum and, of course, engraved with the costumary Swarovsky diamonds . If you want the device to be even more impressive, you'll have to pay extra. Those from Amosu Couture say that when BlackBerry 9900 will be perfectly customized. After all, it is not ordinary to engrave your name in gold among dozens of Swarosvky crystals. I forgot to mention that the gold used to change the look of the phone is 24 carat. Although it is gold plated, because it's about the sophisticated customers, for the BlackBerry 9900 has been used mostly pure gold.
Those from RIM officially launched much awaited models BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Bold 9930, at the BlackBerry World event. One of the most important news is BlackBerry 7 OS .
These are two models that differ only through that 9900 offers 4G connectivity, while 9930 is a global model, with quad band GSM and dual band CDMA.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 and 9900 are the thinnest phones released so far by RIM, with a thickness of 10.5 mm. The design is premium, with a 2.8-inch capacitive touch display, 640 x 480 pixels, full QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad.
The smartphones have sufficient power thanks to 1.2 GHz processorand 768 MB RAM memory and the on board memory is 8GB plus support for micoSD.
Other specifications are a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and flash, integrated GPS, NFC for electronic payment and the 1230 mAh battery.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Bold 9900 also come with the new BlackBerry 7 OS, which provides a faster experience, voice search and a better browser. The phones will be released probably this summer.
BoyGeniusReport obtained the first images with the BlackBerry Thunder smartphone, the first device on which RIM offers touchscreen (as anticipated).
It announces a serious competitor for the iPhone, but currently the specifications were not disclosed. Perhaps we will encounter a complete smartphone, as shown by BlackBerry Bold: GPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, camera, numerous applications. The only difference is the touch screen that replaced the QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry Thunder will be released on Vodafone and Verizon, on Verizon first. We expect the official press release from Vodafone in particular.
The new Thunder , according to unofficial information, is based on a new version of the BlackBerry operating system, optimized for touch. This is supported by a powerful processor running at 624 MHz. The 2.5 inch screen has 360 x 480 pixels resolution.
Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled on August 3, a new touchscreen smartphone, BlackBerry Torch, supposed to compete with iPhone, informs Yahoo Finance. BlackBerry Torch will be available in the U.S. on 12 August, priced at $ 199 (150 euros) with a 2-year subscription to the American operator AT&T.
Analysts say RIM needs to renew its product range to attract not only professional customers and to compete with iPhone and smartphones that use the Android platform, developed by Google. Blackberry Torch 9800 allows users to type SMS on the touch screen or keypad slider, and it is equipped with a 5 megapixel camera, flash, integrated GPS for geolocation-based applications. The launch comes at a time when UAE and Saudi Arabia have announced plans to block certain features of the BlackBerry, worried it would be a security risk, because they can't monitor some of the encrypted data.
United Arab Emirates have threatened to block several of the Blackberry services starting October, if RIM does not give them access to encrypted data.
A group of hackers attacked the Blackberry website, after the company announced that it will help police to investigate the violence in the UK, reports BBC News Online. The group, called Team Poison, pirated the official blog of the Blackberry, posting a message in which they threatened the company with reprisals if they will give to the authority the user data.
According to information, Blackberry's instant messaging service, would have been used by some participants in the robberies in the UK in order to plan the heist. The company promised to cooperate with police and Interior Ministry. Team Poison said that they do not approve attacking innocent people or small shops in the violence. "We are all in favor of protestors who engage in attacks on police and government," said the group.
Hackers have argued that if Blackberry will give to the authority the user data, innocent people could be targeted. "Members of the public, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time and had a Blackberry, could be accused without reason" reads the statement.
Due to a decrease in market share, the BlackBerry is quick to launch three new terminals. They should at least approach the level specifications of current top models with Android or Symbian. BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 terminal is the thinnest RIM signed phone, with only 10.5 mm thick. It comes with the new BlackBerry OS 7 operating system, which runs on a 1.2 GHz processor.
Torch BlackBerry 9860 is a smartphone running the new OS 7 on a 3.7 inch screen, the largest offered by RIM to date. Motorization is given by the same Qualcomm processor at 1.2 GHz, and the camera is identical to that of Touch Bold 9900. It is equipped with 4 GB storage space, which can be expanded with a microSD card. With a thickness of 11.5 mm, Torch BlackBerry 9860 weighs 135 g.
For the U.S. mobile provider AT & T, RIM will launch BlackBerry Torch 9810. This is a QWERTY slider with a 3.2 inch screen showing the VGA resolution. In terms of equipment, it is almost identical to the Touch Bold 9900, running the same OS, namely BlackBerry OS 7.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Touch 9860 will be available in Europe in September.
It's almost official: the next BlackBerry smartphone, which the Canadians from Research in Motion will launch on the market in 2012 will actually be a "superphone" which will run on a QNX operating system for tablets(also used by BlackBerry Playbook).
The operating system was developed by producing the same name and was adopted by RIM after its purchase last year. The Canadians have also announced that the OS will be used from now on, on all its mobile handsets. Like other "traditional" BlackBerry products, the Colt will offer the famous QWERTY keyboard and fulltouch screen support. In contrast, however, to other recent smartphone devices, Colt will have a single-core processor at 1.2 GHz or 1.5 - which gives the device a handicap start compared to the competing products with Android OS, which are equipped with multi-core processors.
The BlackBerry Colt handset is already in the pre-release stage, subject to verification tests in RIM's software department .
Canadian company Research In Motion announced the largest smartphone launch in its history, five new models, informs Le Monde. These are two BlackBerry Bold models and three BlackBerry Torch models. RIM didn't specify the exact date, but said that more than 225 distribution partners have begun or completed the certification of the new devices, for recovery of lost ground to the iPhone.
Data from the passed month showed that the iPhone is more use than the BlackBerry in the United States. Regarding operating systems, the BlackBerry has 24.7% market share after Google with Android 38.1% and iOS from Apple with 26.6%. In February, the BlackBerry was the second after Android, with almost 30 percent. However, a French newspaper commented, that BlackBerry markets continue to gain ground in Africa and the Middle East.
The launch of new models announcement comes after the Canadian group announced the liquidation of two thousand jobs, meaning 11% of hi's herd. But the game could not be gained for BlackBerry. In the fall, Apple will launch iPhone 5, and the Android phone manufacturers such as Motorola will launch new models themselves.
This is also a technical comparison, because while Samsung Exhibit 4G was already been launched, the Blackberry Torch 9850 is still preparing its release.
The dimensions are a little different, Blackberry measuring 120 x 62 x 11.5 mm and weighting 135 g, while Samsung measures 119 x 58 x 13 mm and weights 125 g. So, there is a little difference, Blackberry being a little heavier and at the same time bigger.
Regarding the display, besides the fact that Samsung's screen is AMOLED, Blackberry has a 3.7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 480 x 800 pixels, while Samsung has a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 480 x 800 pixels. That takes us to the camera chapter, where Blackberry wins, with a 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, with autofocus compared to Samsung's 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, with LED flash.
Another difference is the CPU memory: Blackberry is equipped with a 1.2 GHz processor, wile Samsung has a 1 GHz processor. So in the end, I would choose Blackberry Torch 9850 instead of Samsung Exhibit 4G, but that is only me.
This is a initial and purely technical comparison between Blackberry Torch 9860 and LG Optimus Black P970.
Concerning the size, the 2 phones are approximately the same: Blackberry has 120 x 62 x 11.5 mm and weights 135 g, and LG has 122 x 64 x 9.2 mm and weights 109 g. Resulting that Blackberry is heavier and LG is bigger.Regarding the display, Blackberry is equipped with a 3,7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 480 x 800 pixels, which is kind of weaker compared to the 4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 480 x 800 pixels that LG has.
The advantage for Blackberry is the internal memory, being equipped with a 4 GB storage with 768 MB RAM, which is bigger then LG's 2 GB storage (1 GB user-available) and 512 MB RAM. The rest of the features are approximately the same, except Blackberry looses ground in front of the 2 MP secondary camera that LG has , but recuperates with the 1.2 GH processor, because LG has only 1 GH.
The list can go on, but util Blackberry Torch 9860 will be available, the comparison with LG Optimus Black P970 is only a technical one.