Ilse Jurriën : May 5th 2011 - 11:45 CET
BlackBerry Bold 9900
BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone : Research In Motion introduces a new BlackBerry Bold smartphone. The high-performance BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone features a stunning and iconic design that integrates an incredibly easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard with a brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screen. The exceptional BlackBerry 9900 smartphone is built on a new, performance-driven platform powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system and designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is expected to be available from carriers around the world beginning this summer.|
BlackBerry Bold 9900 phone design
Distinguished by an iconic design and the industry's best keyboard, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 phone features the premium materials and finishes that characterizes the BlackBerry Bold line. The new BlackBerry 9900 smartphone has a lustrous exterior with a brushed stainless steel frame and a high-gloss glass-weave backplate. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is also the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet, at only 10.5mm. The quality materials and optimized design of the new BlackBerry Bold smartphone is instantly evident when held in the hand.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 mobile phone
"The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone and BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around the world who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionality and style," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. "The fully-loaded and beautifully crafted BlackBerry Bold 9900 mobile phone offers a highly refined user experience with blazingly fast performance, a brilliant touch screen and an outstanding typing experience."
BlackBerry Bold 9900 touch screen
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 handset is built on a new performance-driven platform featuring a 1.2 GHz processor, Liquid Graphics touch screen, and support for high speed 4G/HSPA+ wide area wireless networks. The Liquid Graphics touch screen, a key new feature powered by BlackBerry 7, delivers fast, smooth performance for highly responsive touch-based navigation, web browsing, pictures, video and graphics intensive games. Offering up to 60 frames-per-second performance with instant UI action/response, Liquid Graphics gives customers a visually rich and immersive experience that's responsive to the touch. In addition, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone features a display with an 287 dpi to deliver crisp, stunning visuals.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone features
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 phone features a built-in compass (magnetometer) to support location-based services and augmented reality. APIs will allow third party developers to take advantage of the new functionality within their applications. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone will also includes Wikitude, the leader in mobile augmented reality, which overlays contextual information on what the user sees through the smartphone's camera viewfinder.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports NFC
The new BlackBerry platform also provides support for 4G networks; the BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 mobile phone includes built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that will enable many rich and exciting experiences. Through NFC, users will be able to, for example, pair the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to an accessory or read information such as a web link from smart tags by simply tapping their BlackBerry Bold to an NFC tag (eg. Smart Poster).
HD video recording with the BlackBerry Bold 9900 phone
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone supports up to 720p HD video recording and playback. Users can easily share their videos directly from the smartphone or sync videos, as well as music and photos, to their computer using Media Sync in the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 review, price & availability
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is expected to be available from carriers around the world beginning this summer. The suggested retail price of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be announced at a later stage. As soon as we receive a BlackBerry Bold 9900 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth BlackBerry Bold 9900 review.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 specifications
• 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
• 2.8" capacitive touch screen display - VGA (640x480), 287 dpi resolution
• Ultra-easy QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
• 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM
• 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
• NFC technology
• 5.0 MP camera, supports 720p HD video recording
• Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
• Built-in GPS / aGPS
• Dual-Band Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
• Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support
• Wireless Network support: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
• 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
• BlackBerry 7 OS