BlackBerry Bold 9900 Officially Unveiled

RIM has unveiled the latest addition to the BlackBerry Bold series earlier this week.  The Bold 9900 will run on the BlackBerry 7 OS and will incorporate a 1.2GHz processor and the thinnest (10.5mm) form factor of a BlackBerry smartphone to date.  Most importantly however, is the news that the Bold 9900 will incorporate a 2.8-inch touch screen display!

Now, I’m using a BlackBerry Torch 9800 as my work phone right now, and really loved its large screen as well as the touch integration.  The Bold 9900 does hold a certain appeal however; after all, 10.5mm is the thickness of the bottom half of the Torch – a slide phone, and is also thinner than the iPhone 3GS.  And with touch capability and a faster processor thrown in (The Torch can be very mildly laggy at times), it will be tempting to get a 9900 when it is available in Singapore.

Note that the 9900 should not be confused with the 9930, which is the same device but incorporating a CDMA radio.

I’ve summarized the specifications for the Bold 9900 below:

Dimensions: 115 x 66 x 10.5mm

Processor: 1.2GHz with High Performance GPU

Memory: 768 MB RAM / 8GB internal storage (Up to 32GB)

Display: 2.8-inch (640 x 480 @ 287 PPI)

Radio: HSPA+ (14.4mbps down/5.76mbps up)

Camera: 5MP with Flash, Image Stabilization and HD video recording

Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz b/g/n, 5GHz a/n

Connectivity: Micro USB, Bluetooth, NFC

Others: Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity

The Bold 9900 will be available in the U.S. in Q3 this year.

And in case you were wondering, RIM has said that BlackBerry OS 7 will not be available for earlier BlackBerry models…

Below are some product photos of the Bold 9900 that I’ve gotten from RIM.  Click to view them in higher-resolutions.

By | 2011-06-29T14:39:34+00:00 May 8th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Hardware|3 Comments

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  1. brandan July 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    hey any idea if there might be a non camera version or any ways to remove the camera like the previous 9780 bolds before the non cam version came out

  2. Paul Mah July 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    @Brandan No idea on this one, though I’ll be sure to check it out when I get a chance to review it.

  3. Laffleche August 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    does Singapore have already?

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