Earlier today, RIM made an announcement as to which carriers in North America would be getting the newly announced BlackBerry 7 devices. We also showed you a Sprint branded Torch 9850, which looks an awful lot like the official render. Sprint has now come out to simultaneously announce the same. Sprint is geared up to get the BlackBerry Torch 9850 and Bold 9930 sometime ‘this fall’. Check out the full press release below.

Press Release:

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America’s First BlackBerry 7 Smartphones
Coming to Sprint This Fall

BlackBerry Bold 9930 boasts thinnest design and widest QWERTY on a
BlackBerry smartphone; BlackBerry Torch 9850 will be the first all-touch
BlackBerry smartphone for Sprint customers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Aug. 3, 2010 – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced an
expansion of its robust portfolio of BlackBerry® smartphones with the fall availability
of America’s first two BlackBerry® 7 smartphones – BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 and
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9850 from Research In Motion (RIM). Specific pricing and
availability will be provided closer to availability.

Both new smartphones are powered by the next-generation BlackBerry OS,
BlackBerry 7, a performance-driven operating system designed to deliver the
ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity. Both smartphones also
feature Liquid Graphics™ technology, a key new feature powered by BlackBerry 7
to deliver incredibly fast, smooth performance and a highly responsive touchscreen
experience. They are also both powered by a 1.2GHz processor, offer 5MP cameras
and are World Phone capable.

“Sprint’s incredibly loyal BlackBerry customers will appreciate the benefits of the
BlackBerry 7 user experience on these two new smartphones – BlackBerry Bold 9930
and BlackBerry Torch 9850,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development,
Sprint. “BlackBerry 7 is an evolution that extends the ability to support our
customers domestically and internationally as they juggle their busy personal and
professional lives with one easy-to-use device. We are excited to continue our strong
relationship with RIM through these new powerful devices.”

Two options – Super Thin or Full Touchscreen
At just 10.5mm thick, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone is the thinnest
BlackBerry smartphone ever. It features a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display,
the widest QWERTY keyboard available on a BlackBerry smartphone and a trackpad
for easy navigation.

Key features of BlackBerry Bold 9930 include:
• BlackBerry® service with access to up to 10 supported business and personal
email accounts, plus BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support for corporate
email installations
• DataViz Docs To Go® Premium suite preloaded, for editing Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere
• BlackBerry App World™, the official app store for BlackBerry smartphones
offering customization, fun and productivity
• BlackBerry® Playbook™ support with BlackBerry Bridge™ (Bridge is available
as a free download on BlackBerry App World)

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Near Field Communications (NFC) support for a secure exchange of
information between NFC-enabled devices over a very short distance
Augmented Reality using the built-in compass (magnetometer) to support
augmented reality applications

The sleek BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone will be the first full-touch BlackBerry
smartphone from Sprint. It features a spectacular, new 3.7-inch capacitive
touchscreen display, the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone, and trackpad for
easy navigation.

Key features of BlackBerry Torch 9850 include:
• BlackBerry® service with access to up to 10 supported business and personal
email accounts, plus BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support for corporate
email installations
• DataViz Docs To Go® Premium suite preloaded, for editing Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere
• BlackBerry App World, the official app store for BlackBerry smartphones
offering customization, fun and productivity
• BlackBerry® Playbook™ support with BlackBerry Bridge™ (Bridge is available
as a free download on BlackBerry App World)
• Augmented Reality using the built-in compass (magnetometer) to support
augmented reality applications

Enhancing the Experience with BlackBerry 7
BlackBerry 7 introduces a next-generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly
faster, more fluid web browsing experience that is up to 40 percent faster than
BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to 100 percent faster than BlackBerry® 5
based smartphones1.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphones also
feature Liquid Graphics technology, with each smartphone combining a dedicated
high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high-
resolution display to deliver an incredibly fast, smooth and responsive visual
experience.

Building upon the Universal Search feature introduced in BlackBerry 6, BlackBerry 7
expands the capability to include voice-activated search. This new capability makes it
easier and more convenient to search for content on the smartphone or web.

BlackBerry 7 also integrates BlackBerry® Balance™, which separates personal
content from corporate content, giving users the freedom and flexibility to use
the smartphone for personal email, Facebook®, Twitter®, multimedia, games and
other apps, while satisfying the need for corporate data to be highly secure and
manageable. BlackBerry Balance works in conjunction with BlackBerry® Enterprise
Server 5.0.3, which provides a number of unique IT policy controls, such as wiping
only corporate data or blocking work-related content and apps from being copied or
forwarded to personal contacts.

BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Torch 9850 use the Sprint 3G Network
domestically and offer World Phone capability for international travel to nearly
anywhere in the world. Sprint customers have the power to make or receive phone
calls in more than 185 countries and access to BlackBerry® data services, including
email, apps and web browsing in nearly 150 countries. Customers also have the
option of using a third-party SIM for international voice and data services.

About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications
services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government
users. Sprint Nextel served more than 52 million customers at the end of 2Q 2011
and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the
United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national
and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone.
Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the
nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and
www.twitter.com/sprint.

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