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Amazon UK says the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be available in white on October 15th

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Amazon UK says the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be available in white on October 15th
If the continued existence of RIM and its fabled BlackBerry name comes down to just one device to turn around the company, that device would have to be the BlackBerry Bold 9900. The sleek handset is the thinnest 'Berry ever manufactured and borrows its form factor and physical QWERTY keyboard heavily from the original Bold 9000. That should please both BlackBerry fans and those using another platform as the initial version of the Bold felt great in the hand and featured what many still consider one of the best physical keyboards ever to be placed on a handset.

RIM has really tried to make the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and its CDMA cousin, the BlackBerry Bold 9930, a handset that can compete with Apple and Android. Above the QWERTY keyboard is a 2.8 inch touchscreen with resolution of 480 x 640. A single-core 1.2GHz processor is expected to be under the hood, along with 768MB of RAM. The model should come with 8GB of memory that can be increased with the addition of as much as a 32GB microSD card. A 5MP camera  on back will capture video at 720p. BlackBerry 7OS is pre-installed on the phone and RIM has been blowing its own horn about its new WebKit based browser which is a big improvement over the WebKit browser found on the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Whereas prior BlackBerry browsers would choke on JavaScript, the new browser eats it up alive.

If you are going to produce a model to compete with the Apple iPhone, you need to make sure that every little thing about Apple's touchscreen phone, including color, is available for your device.. So it is not a surprise then that Amazon UK is already taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Bold 9900-in white. According to the online retailer's site, Amazon will be launching the white variant of the Bold 9900 on October 15th at a price of  549.99 GBP, which is equivalent to $885 U.S. Dollars. But don't worry about the price because by the time the phone is rolled out in the U.S., it will be subsidized by a carrier just as long as you sign the two year contract.

source: AmazonUK via Crackberry

Amazon's UK web site already lists the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in white, available October 15th

Amazon's UK web site already lists the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in white, available October 15th






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