Too little/too late?
I'm certain that BlackBerry fans will covet and look forward to these phones. After all, the Bold is by far one of the more popular BlackBerry handsets, with its well-designed keyboard and svelte design. RIM even boasts that the new Bolds are the thinnest and most powerful BlackBerry smartphones yet. As far as BlackBerrys go, we think these two Bolds are perhaps the most advanced handsets in RIM's portfolio.
However, those who are looking for something new and different from RIM might be disappointed. The new Bolds, as we said, have almost the same design as before. OS 7 also is not dramatically different from OS 6, and it's certainly not based on the QNX platform made popular by the PlayBook. I also have some doubts on whether a touch screen works well on a 2.8-inch display, but we'll have to wait to get our hands on it to be sure.