Since the BlackBerry Bold 9000 was launched way back in 2008 RIM has had a bit of a love story with the PXA930 processor from Marvell. This 624Mhz processor was nice and fast when it came out in 2008 but now in mid 2010 it is looking awfully dated.
- BlackBerry Bold 9000
- BlackBerry Pearl 9100
- BlackBerry Curve 9300
- BlackBerry Storm 9500
- BlackBerry Bold 9700
And it looks like the BlackBerry Torch 9800 got the same processor though I am still waiting to confirm that… So I have to ask why is RIM so tied to this processor that is 2 years old? CDMA devices seem to be running a different Qualcomm processor but I have not had a chance to compile that data. If anything RIM needs an upgrade just to be able to FINALLY add OpenGL support for GSM devices like they did for CDMA devices.
What do you think?
Thanks to ghostshell for prompting this article
(PCB board image for the BlackBerry Bold 9000 courtesy of PhoneWreck)