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BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands in Hong Kong

BlackBerry Bold 9790
By DJ Reyes on 23 Feb 2012 03:53 pm EST
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The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has reached Hong Kong and is available from authorised retailers and official sources. The smaller-sized Bold model is hugely popular in Asia, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia, so it will no doubt be a welcome addition to the BlackBerry line in Hong Kong.

Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific at Research In Motion, Urpo Karjalainen said:

"We are pleased to introduce the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 - yet another high performance smartphone powered by the new BlackBerry 7 operating system. BlackBerry smartphones offer a uniquely refined mobile and social communications experience that people love and we believe customers will be very impressed by the enhanced performance and outstanding communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features offered by the slim and sleek BlackBerry Bold 9790."

If you're picking up this BlackBerry for the first time don't forget you can stop by the forums and converse with other Bold 9790 owners or check out our BlackBerry 101's for How-to's. Continue reading for the full Press Release.

Research In Motion Launches the New BlackBerry Bold 9790 Smartphone in Hong Kong 

Hong Kong - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the new BlackBerry® BoldTM 9790 smartphone in Hong Kong. The powerful BlackBerry Bold 9790 features a compact design and offers users a fully loaded, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard. The new smartphone is available today from authorized partners in Hong Kong.

"We are pleased to introduce the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 - yet another high performance smartphone powered by the new BlackBerry 7 operating system," said Urpo Karjalainen, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific at Research In Motion. "BlackBerry smartphones offer a uniquely refined mobile and social communications experience that people love and we believe customers will be very impressed by the enhanced performance and outstanding communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features offered by the slim and sleek BlackBerry Bold 9790."

True to the BlackBerry Bold brand, the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone is powerful, full-featured and built with premium materials and finishes. It combines a high-resolution and highly responsive touch display with a highly tactile keyboard and a precise optical trackpad, but comes in a narrow design that is easy to carry and exceptionally comfortable to hold.

With the BlackBerry® 7 OS and its powerful processor, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 delivers fast, smooth performance for browsing the web, running apps, working with documents, and enjoying multimedia. It includes 8GB of onboard memory and an expandable memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB of additional storage.

BlackBerry 7 also introduces a next generation browser that provides a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences. The popular universal search capability has been enhanced with support for voice-activated search, so users can simply speak to begin searching their device and the web for information.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone includes built-in support for Augmented Reality and NFC, allowing users to connect with the world around them in fresh new ways. With the Wikitude Augmented Reality application, users can find nearby BBMTM (BlackBerry® Messenger) contacts in real-time, read reviews on restaurants close to them, or get the story behind an interesting landmark and points of interest. NFC also enables many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to make mobile payments, pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

For more information please visit http://www.blackberry.com.

About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.


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