RIM today announced plans to launch 5 new BlackBerry phones that will run the new BlackBerry 7 operating system. There are two new BlackBerry Bold models and three new BlackBerry Torch models.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are the thinnest smartphones ever from RIM and of course feature a fully exposed front-facing QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Torch 9810 will include the portrait slider, with full QWERTY keyboard. The Torch line will include the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and BlackBerry Torch 9860, featuring an all-touch design.
The phones will be available through various wireless carriers. AT&T has confirmed availability of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 for sometime this month. Later this year, the company will release the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and all touch BlackBerry Torch 9860.
The big highlight will be BlackBerry 7 OS. RIM promises the new operating system will feature the next generation BlackBerry browser offering a significantly faster experience. The OS is based off Liquid Graphics technology, which will working in tandem with the included dedicated high-performance graphics processor and ultra-fast processor. RIM expects these devices will offer a highly responsive touch interface and smooth graphics.
Overall, these phones when combined with the new BlackBerry 7 OS, should bring some much need excitement to the platform.