Canadian giant RIM, like many other manufacturers of smartphones, has been regularly releasing updates to its range of models. Doesn’t matter the company does this a little slower than, say, HTC, but the results are always equally excellent. Not so long ago, RIM reported that it was preparing to replace one of its most popular smartphones – the candy bar Curve 9300, and just a few days ago its name was revealed.
The new handset called BlackBerry Apollo is also a candy bar having qwerty-keypad, but its design has become smoother and, of course, specs have also been improved. RIM is gradually raising the level of its smartphones to that of other manufacturers, and has long been producing models with 1-GHz processors and lot of other physical and technical frills. BlackBerry Apollo has many advantages, and the main among them is the availability of support for NFC technology. RIM has lots of expectations from BlackBerry Apollo, and that is why it will run on latest version of its mobile operating system BlackBerry OS – 6.1.
The smartphone is based on 800 MHz processor powered by 1050 mAh battery. RIM has made it a good camera phone, by adding 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and good resolution video recording. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the casing of BlackBerry Apollo is very thin for a qwerty candybar phone – just 11 mm. Most smartphones are not without WiFi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 2.1, and BlackBerry Apollo is no exception. RIM has not forgotten to add GPS to it, 512 MB of internal memory and same RAM. The smartphone works in GSM and UMTS networks, while supporting all data transmission technologies – GPRS, EDGE and HSPA. Screen size of Blackberry Apollo has not been announced but its resolution will be 480×360 pixels.