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BlackBerry Bold 9900

Announced
May 2, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 11, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile

Pros

  • NFC

Cons

  • Single-core processor
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with a 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen and a magnificent resolution for its size - 640x480. It is a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset, and also supports a tri-band HSPA. This device also sports a 5MP camera, 768MB of RAM and a 8GB build-in memory. It is set to launch with BlackBerry OS 7 and NFC support.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (7.1, 7)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.59 oz (130 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 640 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 286 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 768 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.30 hours
      the average is 12 h (711 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.8 days (307 hours)
      the average is 21 days (493 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.90 hours
      the average is 15 h (909 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.8 days (307 hours)
      the average is 29 days (706 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1230 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 02 May 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 700

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This device is also known as BlackBerry Bold Touch, BlackBerry 9900, BlackBerry Dakota, BlackBerry Bold 9900 4G


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

BlackBerry Bold 9900 4G


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz

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