The BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone will be available in Singapore on the 1st of September 2011. It will be launched and sold by all three carriers here – SingTel, StarHub and M1. Customers who are interested in getting one may pre-order it at sg.blackberry.com/Bold9900.
In a nutshell, the Bold 9900 brings back the design of the wildly popular Bold 9000, but with an enhanced form factor that is just 10.5mm thin and a touch screen. Under the hood, it also features a super-charged 1.2GHz processor, as well as built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications).
The above information was announced in at last Thursday’s preview of the BlackBerry OS 7, which RIM says will deliver a highly responsive touch interface with its “incredibly fast and smooth graphics.”
While I am more interested in the next-gen QNX-based BlackBerry operating system, BlackBerry OS 7 does offer some nice features too.
- Premium version of Documents To Go now included free of charge (RIM bought over the company)
- BlackBerry Balance will be integrated
- Universal search is now enhanced with support for voice-activated search
- New BlackBerry 7 devices will come with a dedicated high-performance graphics processor
- Native PDF document viewer (Finally!)
- Up to 40% faster browsing experience than BlackBerry 6-based smartphones