RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are now official

RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are now official

RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 arethe announcement many 'Berry fans have been waiting for – apowerful touchscreen candybar with the signature keyboard by RIM andan all-new BlackBerry 7 OS. Featuring a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processorand a 2.8-inch "Liquid Graphics" VGA screen with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, theperformance 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, butthe BlackBerry Bold 9900 (AT&T, T-Mobile) comes with HSPA+ 4G (supporting 14.4Mbps onthe downlink) on board, while the Bold 9930 (Verizon/Sprint) is a global device comingwith quad-band GSM and dual-band CDMA to support virtually everynetwork out there.

But most importantly, the new additions to the Bold lineup come with animproved QWERTY keyboard feeding on your texting addiction. Thenew handsets are very slim at just 10.5mm, easily becoming the thinnest byRIM 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 a5-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 smartphonesand BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around theworld who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionalityand style,” RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said. A nice start to BlackBerry World inOrlando, but is this the next-generation of 'Berries you personally have beenwaiting for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

source: RIM

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Bold 9900
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)



1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

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

19. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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...

2. dale unregistered

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

3. name unregistered

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

4. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

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

5. kentuckyloan

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

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

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!

6. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

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

7. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

have* PA we need edit back

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.

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.

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:(

10. mR. b0b0 unregistered

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

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.

12. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

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

13. captainqtp

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 25, 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.

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!!

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!!

16. iwantabb unregistered

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

17. klasic

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 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!

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.

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!!!

27. Dom unregistered

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

28. Shamrez unregistered


31. Jelemy unregistered

read the article numbskull.

30. bblover1223324 unregistered

when does it come out for verizon?

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.

34. Goran

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 20, 2011

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

37. **NYnative** unregistered


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.

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