updated 04:20 pm EST, Thu November 10, 2011
Bold 9900, Torch 9860, now at Cincinnati Bell
Cincinnati Bell just added two new BlackBerry 7 smartphones to its lineup in the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Torch 9860. Either gets a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor. The former combines a 2.8-inch, 640x480 touchscreen display and a hardware QWERTY keyboard, along with an NFC radio.
The Torch 9860 uses the largest touschscreen in a BlackBerry, with a 3.7-inch, 480x800 display. Common to either are Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi along with a five-megapixel camera, GPS with BlackBerry Maps, voice-activated universal search, Facebook 2.0, and Social Feeds 2.0.
The Bold 9900 costs $300, and the Torch 9860 $200, after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement at Cincinnati Bell.