The Street leaked RIM’s big unveil for later this morning at its WES show: the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and BlackBerry Pearl 3G on this fine April Monday. Nothing quite as revolutionary as the BlackBerry 9670 that we saw a sneak peak of last week, the new phones stick largely to the same form factor as their predecessors.
The Blackberry Bold 9650 (pictured left) operates as a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS or dual-band CDMA/EV-DO (Rev A) and includes a high-resolution screen, optical trackpad, 3.2-MP camera, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and GPS. It’ll be available on Sprint next month.
The Blackberry Pearl 3G is a GSM phone with a high-resolution screen, optical trackpad, GPS, 3.2-MP camera and a little extra touch of Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n). RIM has said the phone will be available in Canada from Bell, Telus and Rogers. RIM has not revealed U.S. availability or pricing yet.
Both designs have RIM’s new Track Pad in place of the older trackball design. Both are said to be able to handle voice and data at the same time, both can handle downloaded apps from the BlackBerry store and, of course, both excel at handling your email and appointments in the time-tested BlackBerry style.