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BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 announced with BB OS 7, available in 'the coming weeks'

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RIM announced the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380. Both devices run BlackBerry OS 7. The Bold 9790 features a 1GHz processor, 8GB of storage, and RIM's famous physical QWERTY keyboard. The Curve 9380 is an all-touchscreen BlackBerry with lower specs.

Bold 9790 and Curve 9380
Bold 9790 and Curve 9380

After many leaks, RIM has finally come clean on its latest BlackBerry smartphones, the Bold 9790 and Curve 9380. Both devices run BlackBerry OS 7 with its newer browser, support for NFC and, of course, BlackBerry Messenger. RIM is preloading both devices with Documents To Go Premium, BlackBerry Protect for backup, and BlackBerry Balance to allow users to have a virtual wall between corporate and personal content.

The Bold 9790 is the more desirable of the two, updating the classic Bold QWERTY form factor with a curvier look, updated buttons that are reminiscent of the BlackBerry Torch 9850, and a 2.44-inch, 360 x 480 touchscreen. Official specs include a 1GHz processor, 8GB of onboard memory, and a microSD slot for expansion, and we also expect there's a 5-megapixel camera around back.

The Curve 9380 slots into the lower end of the smartphone spectrum. It's essentially a Curve 9360 that jettisons the physical keyboard in favor of a 3.2-inch, 480 x 360 touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and a rumored 800MHz processor with 1GB of storage.

RIM isn't announcing release dates or pricing on either device, but both should be available "around the world over the coming weeks."