Mistakes happen. Sometimes they spur a round of seriously unwanted consequences, but every once in a while, a mistake pays off. Maybe not for the person who screwed up, which in this case would be someone in charge of Verizon’s website, but definitely for us. If you have yet to pick up what I’m putting down, this morning brought with it another leak — the BlackBerry Bold 9930.
Verizon accidentally posted a video demo of the Bold 9930 in place of what should be a video demo of the BlackBerry Bold 9650. So if you find yourself on the Verizon site browsing through the smartphones, go ahead and click through to the Bold 9650. If you click into the video, a Verizon rep named Blake will appear in a demo and tell you how great the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is.
According to Blake, the 9930 is the thinnest BlackBerry ever and will run the latest version of BlackBerry 7 OS. The phone touts a 1.2 GHz processor and a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and flash that is capable of video capture in 720p. Blake also promises that the new 9930 has a larger QWERTY keyboard than older BlackBerry models along with 8GB of internal memory expandable with a 32GB microSD card.
Here’s the best part: You can dump that pesky optical track pad altogether if you want. If you like it, then by all means, flick on. But for those of us who prefer cold capacitive glass under our fingertips, the new BlackBerry Bold 9930 will sport a 2.8-inch touchscreen display featuring pinch-to-zoom functionality.
I just spent some time with the Motorola XPRT, which has a pretty similar form-factor, and I can easily say I prefer a full physical QWERTY paired with a touchscreen much more than a track pad-only option. Check the video after the break.