The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 gets a quick hands-on action

08 April, 2011

Previously known as Dakota or Montana, the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 is just one of RIMís new lineup of phones scheduled to be released this year. And now the touch bar gets some hands-on love and the initial impressions are not what youíd call negative.

The folks over at Boy Genius Report have got their lucky hands on the Bold Touch 9930 and according to them the phone looks much better in person, than on the product renders, that leaked a while ago. Along with the good looks, the Bold Touch 9900 is reported to be very well-built, too.

Here are some photos of the early production unit. Notice the carbon back battery cover, which seems more and more likely to replace the faux leather one RIM has been using so far.

The 2.8-inch touchscreen is responsive and reportedly compliments nicely the well-proven BlackBerry keyboard. Unfortunately, thereís no word on what performance the 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU pumps out on the new BlackBerry OS 6.1, but we are ready to bet itís not a turtle.

The BlackBerry Bold Touch is headed for a June-July release, with prices and availability likely to be announced at the BlackBerry World event on 1 May 2011.