White the new BlackBerry Bold 9700

A white version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be available from mid-May

A white version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be available in mid-May

A white version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 will be available in mid-May

Tired of a black smartphone? Then from mid-May you can try out a white version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of the popular mobile phone, first brought the device to market in Australia in November last year.

The company also recently told Computerworld it has included support for the Mac OS X operating system in the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

The Bold 9700 is a companion smartphone to the Bold 9000, with added capabilities such as 3G HSDPA support and an optical trackpad.

Although, RIM did not reveal which providers would stock the new white version of the Bold 9700, Vodafone, Telstra, Optus and 3 Mobile all offer the black version.

BlackBerry Bold 9700 at a glance:

  • Size — 109 mm x 60 mm x 14.1 mm
  • Weight —122 grams
  • 6.2 cm light-sensing display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi)
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Touch-sensitive trackpad
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) with support for Wi-Fi calling via UMA where available
  • 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
  • BlackBerry OS 5.0
  • Built-in GPS
  • Media player
  • 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • dedicated volume controls, lock and mute keys
  • microSD/SDHD memory card slot that currently supports up to 16 GB cards
  • 2GB memory card
  • 256 MB of Flash memory
  • background noise suppression technology and speakerphone
  • Bluetooth (2.1)
  • Support for BlackBerry services including access to up to 10 supported email accounts and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support
  • Available in two versions to support various carrier 3G network frequency combinations: UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1900/850/800 MHz and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1700/900 MHz and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM
  • Removable, rechargeable 1500 mAhr battery with about 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time in 3G mode

At the end of March, business-oriented social-networking service LinkedIn took the wraps off its much-anticipated LinkedIn for BlackBerry mobile application.

The free application lets BlackBerry users access core LinkedIn functionality while on the go via BlackBerry smartphone.

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