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BlackBerry Bold 9900 in the flesh!

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I managed to get a sneak peak and got a few shots of the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900 yesterday. It’s not yet out in South East Asia and they would not tell exactly when it will be released so this is just some sort of a media preview.

Blackberry Bold 9900 • Blackberry Bold 9900 In The Flesh!

The device looks pretty impressive both inside and out. It still has that BlackBerry design signature but no more of the thick, clunky form factor — it’s relatively thin at 10.5mm.

It’s still a bit awkward when you have a full qwerty and a touchscreen paired with each other but looks like that’s the direction nowadays (the Nokia E6 also has the same).

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There’s not much real-world NFC applications available but we were able to test it out yesterday and worked as expected. The specs in itself is already impressive.

Bold 9900 • Blackberry Bold 9900 In The Flesh!

BlackBerry Bold 9900 specs:
• 2.8″ capacitive touch screen display (640×480), 287 dpi resolution
• QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
• 1.2 GHz processor
• 768 MB RAM
• 8GB on-board memory,
• microSD slot supporting up to 32GB
• NFC technology
• 5MP camera w/ 720p HD video recording
• Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
• GPS with aGPS support
• Dual-Band WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n @ 5GHz
• Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
• 1230 mAh Li-Ion battery
• BlackBerry 7 OS

The Bold 9900 is also the first handset from RIM to sport the new BlackBerry 7 OS. It’s interesting since RIM has also released BB 6 OS last year, giving the BB 7 OS a quick turn-around.

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The Bold 9900 looks and feels more elegant compared to the old model. The thinner design also makes it better to hold for a more comfortable grip.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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Jack
Jack
10 years ago

They better not price this anywhere near the Galaxy S II or the Sensation or it would be a sure loser.

zahir
zahir
10 years ago

sir, any update as to when this will be launched here in the Philippines?

amboy
amboy
10 years ago

i just bought a Blackberry Bold 9780 and i’ve got to say that Blackberry is more than i expected… and i meant that as a compliment :)
…. but now… the new Blackberry Bold 9900 …. wow! sleepless nights ahead… until i get one! :D

good job Blackberry!

YuYu
YuYu
10 years ago

ano highlights ng OS7?

btw, BlackBerrys are becoming more accessible nowadays, thanks to lower rated prepaid packages. unlike before na ang lowest plan for a blackberry ay nasa 1200+, and yes, depending on the actual plan, you are actually paying 350 for the BIS relay fee (derecho sa bulsa ni RIM).

nagkakaroon na ng sense magkablackberry ngayon dahil for as low as P300, pwede ka an mag BBM, social media, & other chat clients for 30days.

and speaking of apps, for those na walang credit card tulad ko :P, just get a Smart Money Card & use it for your transactions. most apps are relatively cheap anyway (P40 ~ P150) (android market).

andi
andi
10 years ago

told myself that I’d stop replacing my blackberry when I got my 9780 but the 9900 is really a temptation. No sliding mechanism which I find a hassle with the torch, a little bit more screen size plus touch screen for easier navigation. Would have to wait for a few months though for prices to stabilize once it hits the Philippine shores.

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