FCC visited by BlackBerry Bold 9900

FCC visited by BlackBerry Bold 9900
The touchscreen equipped BlackBerry Bold 9900 is getting ever so closer to becoming a reality now that it has passed through the FCC.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 was announced in the beginning of May and will be the first of its kind to feature a touchscreen on the traditional BlackBerry form factor. The touchscreen measures in at 2.8-inches and has a resolution of 480 x 640.

This device will be hitting the T-Mobile network with support for their HSPA+ 4G network. The Bold 9900 is a highly anticipated smartphone and will be one of the first BlackBerry’s to have OS 7 on board. It will also have NFC-capabilities for those who wish to utilize things such as mobile payments once they become widespread.

The anticipated launch date is the middle of August, but until a launch becomes official let’s just leave it as an unannounced date expected to be sometime in the near future. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: FCC via CrackBerry



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

T-Mobile? Nothing for VZW or Sprint? Or, have the VZW BB users all moved to Android and iOS? Same for Sprint, except the migration would be to Android since no iOS option for Sprint. A day late and a dollar short.

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I agree. I was looking for something to put me to sleep and this is it! If they rebrand and streamlined the Storm, develop a smartphone version of QNX, add a 4" screen, decent camera, RAM, 8GB onboard, 16GB card and at least 50,000 more apps with most being free...I could see that making a difference.

3. RIMpireStrikesBack

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

For you.....This phone will make a difference for a good number or people that want the BlackBerry keyboard with a thin, touch screen model with a great camera and updated specs. You want BB to be an little green robot, and its not, so stick with your droid and be happy, instead of trying to bring a little gray cloud on the people who enjoy BB's

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Your assuming that I want to make Blackberry into Android by what statement? Why, because I want a bigger screen, better camera, or more RAM? Which one of those are unreasonable to ask of any smartphone? These are things I wanted on my Storm 2, and if I were to think about another Blackberry, i'm telling them what it would take to get me to buy. No one is bashing RIM, I am bashing a weak attempt at putting out something they think the public should want. This is the same OLD phone from 3 years ago with a little touch screen and a touch pad. We see how well the tiny touchscreen is working for HP, right? Everyone is ignoring the HP Veer. If you believe this phone is the cat's pajamas then great! But RIM and it's investors are being told how great they are doing and how great the product is, yet they keep losing shares. Maybe my perspective offers RIM and objective view of what other people are looking for in their next phone.

7. bb unregistered

VZW will get it soon!

4. BBBold unregistered

@RIMpireStrikesBack: I totally agree. There is no need to bash other companies that make a cellphone that you will never buy. It's all preference of platform and design. People like iOS and people like Android, WP7, and webOS for their layouts and features . So personally, I think the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a great smartphone so far that has excellent features that we've seen from videos. Its fast, thin, sleek, and houses one of the best keyboards. RIM definitely recognizes that they are losing ground and their innovation, which they are known for, is coming around once again. iOS and other platforms are great, but maybe it's not someone's favorite and people have to accept that instead of saying "RIM stinks" or "Apple is Crapple" or "Android is a toy for kids." Why waste time bashing on other platforms when you can praise about the platform you use?

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Never bashed anything except this phone and this phone only. I didn't bash the platform, I didn't make fun of the platform. I am asking that it evolves. Did I miss the memo that says no more constructive criticism in the comments section. Where were you guy when people were saying RIM should just sell the company. And when the guy made the "Blackberry is dead, get an iPhone instead" song. All I'm saying is if you guy think my comments were really bad, have a look at the last few articles about RIM.

8. RIMpireStrikesBack

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 11, 2011

Theres nothing wrong with constructive criticism and it makes people, products and businesses better. However, I've recently been following the 9900 on PhoneArena b/c I feel they have a pretty unbiased view of phones, and you have been bashing the 9900/9930 constantly and saying it should be this or be that, without any logical reasoning of who, what, why, or when. I have a feeling it will never be exactly what you want, and even if it was you'd find something to hate about it.

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