BlackBerry Gets a Bold Facelift

Slick new look, features may help it battle iPhone
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 12, 2008 8:53 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The new BlackBerry Bold was unveiled today, sporting a sleek update aimed at keeping its traditional business clientele from defecting to the iPhone. The silver-rimmed Bold is Research in Motion's first to run on speedy 3G wireless networks designed to handle multimedia content and has a faster processor to handle business software, the Wall Street Journal reports.

RIM aims to maintain market growth for BlackBerry, which has almost doubled in each of the past 3 years, and stands at more than 14 million worldwide. To that end, RIM plans a joint $150-million venture-capital fund to support software and services for Blackberry and similar gadgets.