The BlackBerry Bold 9930. You’ve got to hand it to RIM — the company may be spinning its wheels, but it’s certainly not sitting still. While we’ve been hearing rumors and seeing leaked photos for some time, Research In Motion is finally about to release a slew of new products into the smartphone market. Most notable among those products is a new version of the company’s operating system (number 7), and a follow-up to the incredibly successful BlackBerry Bold, dubbed… the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (9930 if you’re talking about the CDMA variety, which I am).

I had a chance to take a look at all of the company’s latest offerings, a set of phones equipped with nearly-identical internal hardware, but in a variety of form factors. Those devices include the aforementioned Bold, the follow-up to last year’s Torch — the Torch 9810 — and a new entry, the all-touchscreen Torch 9850 (a spiritual successor to the Storm line). I chose to focus on the Bold 9930 for this review.

Is this the device that BlackBerry fans have been waiting for? Will it be able to attract a new audience? And more importantly, can this new phone (or any models in this collection of handsets) and refreshed OS bring RIM back to the land of the living in the smartphone game? All that information — and more — is securely tucked away below the fold, so read on for my full review of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry 7.