RIM unveiled its newest smartphones including the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and the BlackBerry Bold 9790 today. The Curve 9380 is the first in its series to feature a touchscreen, something BB enthusiasts have been waiting for. Both the phones run on the BlackBerry 7 operating system and will hit world markets by the end of the month. The retail price of the phones is not yet known though.

The Curve’s 3.2’’ capacitive touchscreen sports a resolution of 480 x 360p. There are a few other features that set the Curve apart like its 5MP rear-facing camera and its support for NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS. It is powered by a 806MHz processor and includes 512MB RAM. It’s 512MB of internal storage is expandable with a MicroSD card.

BlackBerry 7 OS makes the Curve 9380 a fast and powerful machine. The phone comes preinstalled with various social networking apps including BlackBerry Messenger, Twitter and Facebook, allowing users to mix business with pleasure. The Curve 9380 also has the premium version of Documents To Go, BlackBerry Protect and BlackBerry Balance. Voice activated search and a faster web browser are additional features to look for on RIM’s newest device.

With its new releases Canada based RIM might just be able to get itself out of the tight spot it finds itself in right now. The collapse of its services a few weeks ago coupled with a number of new and improved devices released by its biggest competitors put RIM at a disadvantage in the smartphone market. The Curve 9380 and the Bold 9790 might just consolidate its position as a key player in global markets once again, especially among executives rarely seen without their BlackBerry devices.

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