2The BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone
Mike McAndrews, vice president of product marketing at RIM, showed the quick and dirty details of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 gadget for media. The other big news was that Bold is replacing the Tour as the main high-end smartphone family for RIM. The device will hit the market in May from Sprint for $199.99 with a new two-year service plan after a $100 mail-in rebate.
3The BlackBerry Pearl 3G
4The BBB 9650 Firsthand
8Bold 9650 vs. the HTC Incredible
A side-by-side shot of the HTC Incredible, left, and the Bold 9650. The devices are very different, but they are both the cream of the crop for high-end smartphones. After 10 minutes of testing, it was clear the Incredible, with its 1GHz Snapdragon processor, was much faster. But the Bold 9650 is an entirely different class for the enterprise.
9The Pearl 3G 9100
11The Pearl 3G 9105
The Pearl 9105 up close. The device works on 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) networks, sports WiFi (b/g/n) and GPS along with a high-resolution display. It also features an optical trackpad for smooth navigation, dedicated volume and media keys for added convenience, a 3.2-mp camera with flash, and support for up to 32GB of personal content. But it’s still really small, which may be great for tiny hands.
13Mobile Voice System 5 Adds WiFi
15MVS 5 Diagram
Calls made through BlackBerry MVS are routed through the corporate phone system/private branch exchange (PBX). This chart shows the complex processes MVS 5 takes to ensure proper communications channels between workers’ office phones and networks and their BlackBerry devices.