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Hands-on: BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BB Curve 9380 in Malaysia

Editor’s note: LiewCF Tech Blog has been invited to RIM #BB7MY party in Malaysia held on 1st December. Joshua Tee attended the event and presented you the hands-on report on the 2 BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones.Blackberry 7 event
BlackBerry #BB7MY event at Lust KL

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 had finally came to Malaysia. With both devices featuring the latest BlackBerry 7 OS, Blacberry had a #BB7MY party on 1st December 2011 at Lust KL inviting media and friends to get the first look on the two devices.

BlackBerry Bold 9790

Blackberry bold 9790
BlackBerry Bold 9790

Let’s talk about the BlackBerry Bold 9790. This phone is basically a smaller and much cheaper version of the Bold 9900. It’s small and powerful. The phone has the familiar, “very BlackBerry” form factor, with the portrait keyboard everyone love, and some great and new features in the phone.

The gorgeous 2.45 inch touch screen will catch your eye, and at the back of it is a 5 megapixels autofocus camera, and comes with LED flash. The phone has 8GB internal storage, and also an microSD card slot for those who want to store more media on their phone. Inside the phone, it’s running a 1GHz processor with 768MB of RAM.

Blackberry nfc compass

BlackBerry Bold 9790 comes with NFC and magnetic compass function

One of the really cool features of the Bold 9790 is the NFC feature and augmented reality support since it has built in magnetic compass. So you aren’t missing that much compared to Bold 9900, and in fact some might like this smaller form factor better.

BlackBerry Curve 9380

Blackberry curve 9380

BlackBerry Curve 9380 – First Touch Only Curve

For BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first touch only device in the Curve series, comes with a 3.2 inch LCD touch screen. Without the keyboard, the phone is really thin and slick. It has a 5 megapixels autofocus camera with LED flash, and 512 MB of internal storage plus a microSD slot for more storage space. It runs on a 800MHz processor, and run BlackBerry OS7 smoothly.

Blackberry curve 9380 virtual keyboard

BlackBerry Curve 9380 on-screen keyboard

The on-screen keyboard of Curve 9380 is really nice and easy to use.



p>Both of these phone is affordable and sweet. BlackBerry Bold 9790’s recommended retail price (RRP) is RM 1,488 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 is selling at RM 1,166 (RRP). Expect to get a lower price if you get the phone bundled with telco’s data plan.

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