BlackBerry gets Bolder with 9700

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Research in Motion (RIM) released the BlackBerry Bold 9700 as the high end version of its 9000 Bold series.

The machine includes a microSD card reader, SMS/MM/ browser, Organizer, wireless email, a 3.2 megapixel digital/video camera, wi-fi and Bluetooth, a full QWERTY keyboard, and trackpad navigation.

The display is a 480x360 pixel color display with a screen measurement of 2.44-inches, measured diagonally. It comes with a media player that supports a large number of video and audio formats, has an integrated speaker and mike, and support for a number of networks including 3G, wi-fi, UMTS, GSM and quad band support.

It has GPS facilities and includes BlackBerry Maps.

Oh, and it's a phone too.

RIM claims six hours talk time and 22 days standby time for the machine.