BlackBerry Bold 9790 en route to Virgin Mobile

Ian Hardy

November 26, 2011 3:47 pm


The pic above shows the BlackBerry Bold 9790 heading towards Virgin Mobile, stock has started to arrive at various locations across Canada. It’s good to see another new Berry coming to Bell’s sub-brand  – which will most likely launch on December 2nd. No indication of the prices that Virgin will go to market with, but this mid-range smartphone will fall between the $450 and $480 mark. The Bold 9790 has a 2.45-inch touchscreen display, full physical QWERTY keyboard with optical trackpad, 1GHz processor, 5MP camera with VGA video recording, Wi-Fi, 1230 mAh battery and overall dimensions are 10 x 2.36 x 11.4 mm with a weight of 107 grams.

We’ll have more info soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Mike

    First!! Yeahhh

  • Tboy

    Why do they even bother

  • Sean

    Ok at $500 that’s almost high end smartphone territory… like really you can get a SII for what 550 right

  • Silly String

    VGA video camera are you serious?!?!?!?!?!

    • Canadian Resident

      Haha. That gave me a chuckle :P

  • Silly String

    Pretty much what RIM did was take a Curve 9360, morph the keys together and add a touchscreen.

    • Lazed

      I’d say they shrunk down the 9900 and gave it a better camera.

  • Steelepunk

    Finally! This is the phone I have been waiting all these years for, good luck Samsung and your so called “smartphones”.

  • dc2000

    The Bold 9790 has a 2.45-inch “TOUCHSCREEN” display, full physical QWERTY keyboard with optical trackpad, 1GHz processor, 5MP camera with VGA video recording, Wi-Fi, 1230 mAh battery and overall dimensions are 10 x 2.36 x 11.4 mm with a weight of 107 grams.

    Kinda forgot to add the Touchscreen part for the display, otherwise this would be a slightly beefed up 9780, oh wait… it still is, HAHA.

  • Matt

    Why would you want this over a 9900? UGH.

  • MARS

    Can’t see how these Blackberry fanatics can open up the box and get excited over their products. Looks just like every other Blackberry that came out over the past 3 years.

    • Pahech

      Can’t see how Apple fans can get excited over new iPhones when there’s a design change every 2 years.

      But apparently they lined up for a phone that looks EXACTLY (not just similar) the same. This argument doesn’t really work for a lot of people, because they are familiar and like a certain design.

      The BBs such as the 9780 (the ones you critisize that looks the same) are for fans of BB that wants the general BB design. I know some female friends that criticize the Bold 9900 as too big/masculine, and apparently they have small hands and prefer the smaller keyboard.

      You want a different sort of BB? Try the Torches. They certainly don’t look the same.

  • Daniel Martin

    BlackBerry – successful businessman.
    IPhone – overprivileged douche.
    Android – virgin geek.

    Which group do you fall under, my friend?

    • Lazed

      @Daniel Martin …Really? I see more 15 year olds and douches with BlackBerrys than successful businessmen. Stupid generalizations.

  • Jimmy

    Pair of c***s

  • Jimmy

    Count minus o. I’m smart mhahaha. C*unt

  • BB4Life

    Another solid BB from RIM. This will please all 97XX fans + touch screen. camera is better than 9900 and battery life will get a boost too since the processor is 1GHz vs. 1.2GHz and screen is a bit smaller. If I didn’t have my 9900 I would consider this as a solid qwerty option.