Research In Motion launches new low costing BlackBerry Bold and Curve mobile phones


For the PAYG market

Canadian email smartphone maker RIM has just announced two new BlackBerry budget devices, in the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 – both aimed at pay as you go users.

The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is RIM’s first full touch screen entry level mobile phone, with a 3.2-inch 360×480 HVGA+ screen, a 5 megapixel camera. This all whilst powered by an 800MHz processor, with 512MB of RAM and 512MB of internal storage, with support for 32GB microSD cards and NFC, running the latest BlackBerry 7 OS.

RIM’s Bold 9790 will also ship with a HVGA+ touch screen, only a smaller version, alongside a Qwerty keyboard with a 1GHz CPU, a 5 megapixel camera, NFC features and also the current BlackBerry 7 OS.

The Curve 9380 is due to arrive before Christmas and could be seen as the more budget friendly version of flagship Torch 9860 handset – which arrived with a 3.7-inch 480×800 screen, a 1.2GHz processor, with 786MB of RAM and 2.5GB of storage capacity, with the same camera and OS as the 9380.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is due early 2012, with a smaller form factor than the recent BlackBerry Bold 9900 and as a direct replacement for the Bold 9780 from last year.