The annual BlackBerry hoopla known as WES kicks off today in Orlando and with it comes two new hardware announcements. Say hello to the Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G.
The Pearl 3G has actually been lurking around since Q4 of 2009 and it’s about as exciting as you’d expect. The revamped hardware falls in line with the general aesthetic that includes an optical trackpad. The 3G candybar boasts 3G, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), a 3.2-megapixel AF camera and a SureType keyboard. The top area (above the phone speaker and LED) hosts media playback controls as well as the mute button. It’s a GSM device so expect to see this on T-Mobile and/or AT&T in the coming months. No word on price or availability.
Next up is the Bold 9650 in all its CDMA glory. If you’re familiar with the Bold 9700 that’s available from T-Mobile and AT&T then you more or less know what this device is all about. Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and GPS are in the list of specs along with a 3.2-megapixel AF camera. Don’t be surprised if this shows up at your local Sprint and/or Verizon store. No word on price or availability.