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Announcing the BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone

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Product Overview

Collaborate, network, and share like never before – with the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 smartphone.  Built with refined finishes and functional features, BlackBerry Bold 9790 provides a fluid high-resolution touch display, precise optical trackpad and navigation keys, and iconic QWERTY keyboard, all in a narrow, pocketable size.  Plus, with next-generation BlackBerry® 7 powering it all, experiences like navigating through documents or enjoying multimedia are thanks to responsive touch, smooth UI rendering, and the powerful engine. Collaborating with friends and business contacts is easier and faster than ever before thanks to pre-installed social and productivity apps like new BBM™, Social Feeds, BlackBerry® Balance, BlackBerry® Protect™ app, and so much more. If users want an iconic, premium BlackBerry smartphone experience, BlackBerry Bold 9790 is for them.


Software Support: BlackBerry 7 OS (and later) and BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac OS v2.1.0 and Windows OS v.6.1.0.



Iconic BlackBerry® design

The distinctive BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 smartphone is built with iconic style and delivers seamless integration of a sculpted BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, precision-based optical trackpad and navigation keys, and fluid high-resolution touch screen.  All this is packed into a compact, lightweight form factor that fits beautifully in users’ hand or pocket for staying connected on-the-go.


Fully Loaded with the Latest Technologies

Exciting technologies and features – like a powerful engine, dual-band Wi-Fi® connectivity, and new digital compass and accelerometer – deliver everything users need for a best-in-class BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphone experience.


New powerful engine: The premium BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 smartphone delivers a 1 GHz processor, 768MB RAM, and 8GB of onboard memory with the option to expand (using up to a 32GB media card). 


Dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity: Users can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots.  With dual-band connectivity, users get greater Wi-Fi access as well as faster, Wi-Fi performance when using their premium BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone.

Lots of memory for storage: With an 8GB memory expandable up to 32GB through a USD card, users can store all the important things they need.


New digital compass: The new digital compass works together with the accelerometer to enable the new, sophisticated Augmented Reality app on users’ BlackBerry Bold smartphone, so users can find their exact location and information about where they are, and where other BBM users are – in real time.


BlackBerry® 7 OS

Experience new BlackBerry® 7: the next generation BlackBerry OS. Packed with powerful new features and innovative apps, it delivers a smooth, fast BlackBerry smartphone experience. With BlackBerry 7, users get responsive, fluid animations and touch experiences, faster page loading with the BlackBerry® Browser, and hands-free search thanks to voice-activated universal search. BlackBerry 7 also supports technologies like Augmented Reality and NFC, so users can get a fresh new way to connect with the world around them. 1,2 What’s more, it has a variety of new, pre-installed apps and services like new BBM™, BlackBerry® App World™ storefront, BlackBerry® Balance, Music Storefront,4 and more.


Breakthrough Technologies and Powerful Performance

Responsive touch experience: Users enjoy responsive touch, smoother rendering, fluid animations, and stunning graphical display. This is all possible thanks to the combination of a fast CPU, graphics processing, the high-resolution brilliant display, and fast JavaScript performance – all on the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790.


Voice-activated universal search: The most powerful on-device search has gone hands free.  With speech-to-text translation, users can now search for files, emails, contacts, music, and more—all without typing a thing.  

Faster BlackBerry Browser: With page loads faster than BlackBerry® 6 OS, seamless panning and zooming, and better web-based video and gaming, the new BlackBerry7 OS browser provides a seamless loading, scrolling, zooming experience.  


Video recording and crisp pictures: BlackBerry 7 OS offers outstanding multimedia functions and video recording capabilities.  Also, once users are finished recording or taking pictures, they can upload right to Facebook or sync to your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with BlackBerry® Desktop Software.


Supports the Latest Innovative Hardware Technologies

Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality1 – enabled using the new digital compass and the accelerometer for accuracy – is the exciting new way to interact and socialize with the world.  Users just hold up their BlackBerry® smartphone and use Augmented Reality to allow them to see if their BBM friends are nearby and what their statuses are.  


Near Field Communication (NFC): The BlackBerry 7 experience extends even further with NFC2 –simply tap to connect.  With NFC technology built right in, users can link up with other NFC-enabled devices or authentic BlackBerry accessories and get information they want—all with a single tap.  Users can also connect with NFC-enabled smart tags on signs, posters, or billboards to exchange data or launch an app.


Comprehensive Line-Up of Pre-Installed Apps and Services

Some things are better shared: Enabled by the newly evolved BlackBerry 7, now BBM features are built right into many of your favourite apps, so users can share or chat with their BBM friends through the app.6

Documents To Go®: Documents To Go® is a free, mobile document suite that lets users create and edit Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel, and Microsoft® PowerPoint documents, and view PDF docs anywhere, anytime.1  


BlackBerry® Balance: With BlackBerry® Balance technology, users’ work life and private life never mix—so user can enjoy the fullest BlackBerry experience and do it all on just one device.3 When users are at work, they can focus on getting the task done while they access business information, and at the same time, stay connected to apps like Facebook, Twitter or personal email accounts—whether users use your own a BlackBerry® smartphone, or a BlackBerry smartphone provided by their organization—they can be sure that they’re not compromising the security of company content and the privacy of their personal content.  


BlackBerry® Protect: Users don’t have to worry about losing personal information data, calendar, contacts, tasks, and memos.  Users can just log in to the BlackBerry Protect website and lock, locate or wipe their device from almost anywhere.1


Social Feeds: With social feeds on the sophisticated BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone, users stay up to date with their social networks and receive the latest news and information from their favorite blogs and websites.  The feeds are updated automatically all in one location. Within each view, users can sort by the specific feed they’re interested in.  


Music Storefront: Getting new music just got easier with the Music Storefront.4 Users can discover, instantly preview, and buy songs or albums. Tracks are delivered via Wi-Fi or through users’ carrier data plan, based on whichever works best with a user’s data plan.


BlackBerry PlayBook ready, right out of the box: Right out of the box, the premium BlackBerry® Bold™ 9790 smartphone comes ready to use with BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, thanks to new BlackBerry® Bridge™ technology. Simply download the free app to the smartphone to get access to email, calendar, contacts, memo pad and tasks – all on the large tablet display. Users can even browse the web using the existing data plan on their advanced BlackBerry Bold smartphone.7


Additional Support

 For additional support related questions please visit: www.blackberry.com/support/bold9790






1. Data charges may apply to use certain features or to download content and applications over the wireless network.  Check with your service provider for roaming details, service plans and supported features and services.  Minimum operating system requirements may apply.

2. NFC technology is dependent on carrier.  Check with your carrier for service. 

3. Requires activation with a data plan with internet service.  Please check with your service provider for availability, costs and restrictions.

4. Music Storefront may depend upon carrier availability and may be available for download in the following countries at launch : USA, UK, France, and Germany.  Additional regions will be announced.

6.BBM requires: (i) activation with an appropriate data plan; and (ii) BlackBerry® Device Software v4.5 or later.  Check with your service provider to determine costs that may be associated with downloading and using BBM.

7. Browsing on AT&T network with BlackBerry device tethered to BlackBerry Playbook requires tethering plan.

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