RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 (preview)

BlackBerry Bold 9900: RIM's latest BlackBerry Bold gets a capacitive touchscreen, a 1.2GHz processor and the latest BlackBerry 7 OS

RIM has launched the thinnest BlackBerry ever and equipped it with a long-awaited capacitive touchscreen and powerful processor. Similar to Apple's iPhone 4, the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is constructed from a combination of glass and stainless steel but comes with BlackBerry's well-renowned physical keyboard.

Read our guide to the top BlackBerry smartphones on the market, and see the best upcoming smartphones in 2011.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 combines a 2.8in capacitive touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard. It uses a combination of glass on the front and a stainless steel band, and measures just 10.5mm thick, making it the thinnest BlackBerry ever made. RIM describes the design as "a lustrous exterior with a brushed stainless steel frame and a high-gloss glass-weave back plate."

Under the hood, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, along with a microSD card slot for extra storage. The Bold 9900 will also be the first BlackBerry to ship with the latest BlackBerry 7 operating system. Amongst the new features are and improved, faster Web browser, voice-activated searches, the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content with BlackBerry Balance, as well as a number of additional personal and productivity applications.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 also includes an integrated Near Field Communications (NFC) chip. NFC is a short-range wireless communication technology; the same used in many new credit cards, whereby the card can be simply swiped across a smart chip to make a purchase.

Other features of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 include a 5-megapixel camera that doubles as a 720p HD video recorder, and a full version of the Docs To Go app allowing users to read and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files. There is no front-facing camera for video calling.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be available through Optus retail stores, online and other sales channels from early September. Pricing has yet to be announced.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags smartphonesmobile phonesRIM BlackBerryblackberry bold

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Brand Post

PC World Evaluation Team Review - MSI GT75 TITAN

"I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it."

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?