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Research in Motion released two new smartphones based on the BlackBerry 7 operating system the Bold 9790 and Curve 9380. The Bold 9790 offers a high-resolution touch display and a tactile keyboard. The Curve 9380 is the first-ever Curve smartphone with a touch display.

The Bold 9790 combines a high-resolution and touch display with a tactile keyboard and an optical trackpad, and comes in a narrow design. With the BlackBerry 7 OS and 1GHz processor, the Bold 9790 allows users to browse the Web, run applications, work with documents and play multimedia files. It includes 8GB of onboard memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32GB of additional storage.

The Curve 9380 is the first all-touch smartphone in the Curve family. It features a 3.2-inch high-resolution display and comes with preinstalled social networking applications, including BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Facebook, Twitter and Social Feeds applications. The handset also features a 5MP camera with flash and video recording. The Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 smartphones will begin to be available from various carriers around the world over the coming weeks, though no pricing information was released. The company said availability dates for specific devices from specific carriers would be announced in conjunction with RIM’s partners.

The smartphones run BlackBerry 7 OS, which includes support for Augmented Reality and near-field communication (NFC). It also includes the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, and comes with a variety of personal and productivity applications. The browser includes a new JIT (just-in-time) JavaScript compiler to improve the load-time speed of Web pages, and it offers optimized HTML5. The universal search capability has also been enhanced with support for voice-activated search.

BlackBerry 7 includes a number of preinstalled applications and integrated functionality for productivity and sharing and collaboration. The Premium version of Documents To Go is included free, offering users document editing features as well as a native PDF viewer. BlackBerry Protect is preloaded, allowing personal data to be backed up and secured in the cloud.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: RIM Debuts BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 Smartphones