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BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs BlackBerry Classic

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

2.8 inches
3.5 inches

Resolution:

480 x 640 pixels, 286 PPI
720 x 720 pixels, 294 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

31.95 %
41.18 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Yes

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960

Processor:

Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655
Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 225

RAM:

0.75GB
2GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

8GB
16GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

BlackBerry (7.1, 7)
BlackBerry (10.3, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

1230 mAh
2515 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)
5.16 x 2.85 x 0.4 inches (131.1 x 72.4 x 10.2 mm)

Weight:

4.59 oz (130.0 g)
6.28 oz (178.0 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad), Notification light
Full keyboard, Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Black

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1
4.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3)
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 30, 2011

FCC ID value:

L6ARDE70UW

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.19 W/kg

Body:

1.03 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 449

Availability

Officially announced:

May 02, 2011
Feb 25, 2014
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