Three of the models are refreshed versions of the Blackberry Torch, while the other two are updates to the Blackberry Bold line.
The new Blackberry Torch 9810 has HSPA support, a slide out keyboard and touchscreen, 8GB of built-in storage, as well as both front and rear facing cameras. The other BlackBerry Torch models, the 9850 and 9860, lack the slide out QWERTY keyboard and will rely on the touchscreen for input. They both have 4GB of built in storage.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 have a QWERTY keyboard, a 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and a 5-megapixel camera. They also offer support for Near Field Communications, which could open the door for the possibility of using the Blackberry as a mobile payment device.
Critics were quick to argue that these phones may be “too little, too late” to save RIM. All Things Digital blogger John Paczkowski has already called the phones “decidedly unexciting”, while CNET said the devices are not as “glamorous” as iPhone or Android OS.