RIM Unveils White BlackBerry Bold 9700 Smartphone

New BlackBerry smartphone to be available from a wide range of retail outlets

Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the launch of the white BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone in Hong Kong, which is expected to be available from August 6.
 
The new BlackBerry smartphone will be available from a wide range of retail outlets throughout Hong Kong for the first time, and customers will be able to purchase the white BlackBerry Bold 9700 without a service contract.

“Today marks a significant step in growing the presence of BlackBerry smartphones in Hong Kong with expanded retail distribution,” said Norm Lo, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Research In Motion. “The white BlackBerry Bold 9700 offers an extensive array of high-end communications and multimedia features in a compact and stylish design. It is a perfect tool for customers who want to easily manage both their personal and business needs.”

BlackBerry Bold 9700

The white BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone offers top-of-the-line performance, functionality and features, including support for 3G (HSDPA) networks around the world, a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, a 3.2MP camera and a sharp, dazzling display.  The smartphone also features long battery life with music playback of up to 38 hours.

Cutting edge engineering and premium finishes extend to the exterior of the handset as well, with a smoothly integrated optical trackpad and a highly tactile, distinctive, fretted keyboard. The chrome frame and leatherette back add to the smartphone’s sleek and elegant look, while the narrow profile, balanced weight and soft-touch sides allow it to feel incredibly comfortable in one hand.

Pricing and Availability

The white BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone will be available from authorized retail channels at a recommended retail price of HK$5,188.

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