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RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are now official

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RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are now official

RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are the announcement many 'Berry fans have been waiting for – a powerful touchscreen candybar with the signature keyboard by RIM and an all-new BlackBerry 7 OS. Featuring a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and a 2.8-inch "Liquid Graphics" VGA screen with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, the performance of the handsets should be excellent.While we're yet to decipher the Liquid Graphics part, it seems that it's the high-pixel density (287dpi) and expected framerates of around 60fps for graphical apps and games that justify the name.

Both models run the newest BB OS 7, but the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (AT&T, T-Mobile) comes with HSPA+ 4G (supporting 14.4Mbps on the downlink) on board, while the Bold 9930 (Verizon/Sprint) is a global device coming with quad-band GSM and dual-band CDMA to support virtually every network out there.

RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are now official
But most importantly, the new additions to the Bold lineup come with an improved QWERTY keyboard feeding on your texting addiction. The new handsets are very slim at just 10.5mm, easily becoming the thinnest by RIM so far, and look traditionally well-made with a brushed stainless steel frame and a high-gloss glass-weave back. In terms of functionality, RIM has added an NFC chip, that could be used for mobile payments, as well as support for Augmented Reality applications.

The handsets also feature a 5-megapixel flash-equipped camera capable of 720p HD recording and 8GB of internal storage. If all that sounds alluring, you won't be disappointed with the release date. While a specific date wasn't pointed out, the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930's release date should be sometime "this summer."

“The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones and BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around the world who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionality and style,” RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said. A nice start to BlackBerry World in Orlando, but is this the next-generation of 'Berries you personally have been waiting for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

source: RIM

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posted on 02 May 2011, 08:24 2

1. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)

Oh finally! I will be the first one to get this. And the fact that it is 4G is amazing...

posted on 19 May 2011, 23:42

19. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

haha but i feel rim is half baking their phones... why not dual core... why not full 4g support... why not more than 5 megapixels and why not more than 8 gigabytes of storage... come on rim... just a little more...

posted on 02 May 2011, 08:33

2. dale (unregistered)

i cannot wait... bring it to tmobile....

posted on 02 May 2011, 08:46 1

3. name (unregistered)

THIS!!! HAHAHA .. just give it a reasonable price RIM, and I'm gonna ditch iPhone for this!!!

posted on 02 May 2011, 08:57 1

4. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)

I do NOT feel like waiting until Q3 fo this though!

posted on 02 May 2011, 09:17

5. kentuckyloan (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)

Love it. Screen is bigger and with touch and keyboard.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 12:06

35. **NYnative** (unregistered)

What carrier do you have? I have sprint and I looked to see if it was even on the blackberry website but it says that it's "coming soon". Are their any downfalls to the blackberry 9900 (or 9930 if you have that one)? This will hopefully be my first blackberry and I want to love it. Thanks!

posted on 02 May 2011, 09:39

6. jbash (Posts: 344; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

I don't even like Blackberries but RIM you hae sparked my interest

posted on 02 May 2011, 09:40 1

7. jbash (Posts: 344; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

have* PA we need edit back

posted on 02 May 2011, 11:53 2

8. Lamb (unregistered)

RIM (and many other companies) needs to stop this announcing and then release during the summer crap.

Announce the phones when they are ready to go out immediately. No one wants to wait.

posted on 02 May 2011, 21:25

9. kruzilla (unregistered)

Does anyone know if this will be coming to Sprint? I know there's a cdma version so I'm hoping but I haven't seen anything concrete.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 12:08

36. **NYnative** (unregistered)

I want to know when it comes out to sprint too! I have sprint but it seems as if they always get the cool phones last:(

posted on 02 May 2011, 22:05

10. mR. b0b0 (unregistered)

Finaly, next Generation of BB Bold!! I cant wait!!

posted on 03 May 2011, 00:49 1

11. hi hopes shot to hell (unregistered)

Still waiting on front facing cam and flash support. Flash is diff not dead yet and won't be for awhile. Also what is it with a 5 mpc? Can we argee that we should a lest start with 8mpc by now. My lord Rim get with it. Goodbye 9700 I need a lady that trys to stay fit.

posted on 03 May 2011, 05:35 1

12. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

This looks nice.. I might replace my existing Bold with this one, but it still won't replace my iPhone. Sorry.

posted on 03 May 2011, 17:18

13. captainqtp (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)

Wow... I hated my old Blackberry, but this phone makes me want to take a second look. That is a really compelling spec sheet and the newer BBOSs are pretty nice.

posted on 03 May 2011, 21:28

14. CC2747 (unregistered)

finally!!! My last ever perfect phone was the palm treo family which was pretty dinosaur compared to all these. I have the torch and hate it terribly wishing I had my ever loved curve shape + the power and features of the torch.

Now it here! CANT WAIT! txs RIM!!

posted on 03 May 2011, 21:34

15. CC2747 (unregistered)

finally!!! My last ever perfect phone was the palm treo family which was pretty dinosaur compared to all these. I have the torch and hate it terribly wishing I had my ever loved curve shape + the power and features of the torch.

Now it here! CANT WAIT! txs RIM!!

posted on 07 May 2011, 07:40

16. iwantabb (unregistered)

i want a bb !!!!! aint fair buh im getting mine next week :D

posted on 15 May 2011, 14:36

17. klasic (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jun 2009)

I want this so bad! I cannot wait! I will leave my Android for this! please let it be soon this summer!!! you have us so excited!

posted on 19 May 2011, 23:33

18. Jonathan M. (unregistered)

So excited about the first 4G BlackBerry smartphone. Latest rumor I heard is that the next iPhone to come out will not even be 4G. Glad to really see BlackBerry getting its act together by bringing out a device that will compete with Android and the iPhone. The Torch was a good attempt by RIM to compete in that market but unfortunately, the Torch had some problems. If the iPhone 5 does not have 4G capability, Apple may as well just leave the phone business.

posted on 29 May 2011, 23:36

21. Alex (unregistered)

i have the blackberry bold 9700 with os 6 and i love it. but the 9900 looks amazing i want to get it, also i thing that rim should let you have the option to turn the touch screen on or off cause i dont really like touch screen!!!

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 16:19

27. Dom (unregistered)

When can I get one??? Please sometime soon, by Curve has seen MUCH better days.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 15:10

28. Shamrez (unregistered)


posted on 14 Jun 2011, 13:05

31. Jelemy (unregistered)

read the article numbskull.

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 16:34

30. bblover1223324 (unregistered)

when does it come out for verizon?

posted on 20 Jun 2011, 11:38

32. Dave (unregistered)

I am excited that Rim is releasing a new product. However, I hope their BES plan reduces otherwise bye bye rim! $40 for 500 MB in Canada is outrageous for emails and browsing! This will determine whether I am a future Rim customer.

posted on 20 Jun 2011, 14:20

34. Goran (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jun 2011)

Good discounts! Thanks, dude. Cell phone cases are available in many styles and
types there.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 12:09

37. **NYnative** (unregistered)


posted on 24 Jun 2011, 17:05

38. bdorsey (unregistered)

I have been waiting and asking for a touchscreen blackberry since last november... WHOOOOO HOOOO... thank god i have been waiting on upgrading my blackberry i currently have and was close to getting the sprint HTC, but i am a blackberry lover so i was willing to wait it even if my phone was dying which it is.... so this is some great news.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 22:18

39. hmb230 (unregistered)

Been waiting for the next gen of BB Bold for a long long time. I hope it comes out soon here in the U.S. Im sick of hearing about iPhones all the time.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 01:20

40. Nostro (unregistered)

Listen lets face it if you bought every new smart phone that ever came out you'd be broke. Iphones are cool but limited, apple doesn't work well with Microsoft windows lets not forget allot of business and schools still run off those operating systems apple costs too much extra just to get it to adapt to what you'd need. everyone says RIM is done but they signed with Google for apps it's a no brainer. I don't need dual core yet RIM makes an amazing tablet that links automatically to my blackberry phone that has more than enough power. The real phones will come out when RIM puts the power of their tablet into their phone until the I'll pay extra this thing is way too sexy. Iphone really is the new Razor from like 10 years ago

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 01:14

41. Jake1 (unregistered)

Yes I love this Phone but I have been waiting for blackberry to come out with a all touch screen phone. I heard of it storm 3 or monaco or something I really would love a all touch screen phone that is fast and that can keep up with me.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 13:22

42. uradonk (unregistered)

i know for a fact its coming out august 14!! inside sourceee hahaaaaaa ohh yeahh

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 21:29

43. Todd (unregistered)

I'm happy to see the larger keypad returning to a more full-featured BB. While I've gotten accustomed to the smaller keyboard of the 9700 and then the Torch, I really miss my old roomy 8700. As for touch screens, typing is a joke (yes, including the iPhone), but it has some uses. Merging the two in the Bold chassis is a smart move.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 01:12

44. Dude (unregistered)

whats the difference between the phones? and do both phones come on all carriers someone please answer.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 01:14

45. Dude (unregistered)

will they come on prepaid carriers like boost mobile or something

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 00:39

46. lsergio (unregistered)

im wondering if it could be used as a mobile hot spot

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 18:32

47. honesty (unregistered)

Why can't they put face timing? Dual camera? This will beat iphone.

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