If you are a Blackberry fan in the UK using the Vodafone network or ready to move to that network we have a launch date on the new Bold 9900 smartphone. We already knew that the Bold 9900 was heading to Vodafone in the UK, but what we didn’t know was the specific launch date. We learned that Vodafone would be getting the Bold 9900 at the same time we found out that the Torch 9810 4G would be hitting AT&T this month.
The rebirth of RIM is almost upon us. Last week Rogers announced their 3-year price plans for the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9860 and Torch 9810. The Bold 9900 came in at $249.99 while both the 9810 and 9860 hit the $199.99 mark. A few days ago we revealed the complete price plans for the Bold 9810, no-term cost came in at $549.99 and was $50 less for each of the other yearly contracts. Images have now surfaced online from CrackBerry that shows the complete price plans for the 9900 and the 9860. Also, the 9810 doc looks like it’ll come two colours, grey (chrome) and a white version.
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion hopes a series of new smartphones will snap the company out of a serious rut that’s seen it lose serious market share over the past year or more.
The Canada-based company, which has been synonymous with business-related mobile handsets over the years, has only teased us in recent weeks about new devices, all of which are expected to run on BlackBerry 7, the latest update to the company’s smartphone operating system. But a device “roadmap” leaked to Boy Genius – reportedly by a source at Telus – gives BlackBerry fans reasons to get excited. August could be a big month for the device-maker.
The Blackberry 9900 Bold Touch is the most impressive handset that RIM have ever produced. The phone sports much of the functionality that has made the brand so popular whilst the design has been given an update to bring the phone much more inline with some of the more stylish phones that are currently available. With its powerful processor and improved operating system the phone looks to compete directly with some of the excellent smartphones currently available. Lets take a look at some of the superb features that are offered on this new handset.
Just like Vodafone and Three, O2 UK is also getting ready to launch the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900. The carrier expects to start selling the 9900 sometime in August (when the ultra-cheap Alcatel 602 Rugby should be out, too). It doesn’t say for how much, but customers will surely be able to get the smartphone for free on select plans.
The new Bold will come with BlackBerry OS 7, a 2.8 inch VGA touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, NFC, GPS, 5MP camera, 720p video recording, 768MB of RAM, 1.2GHz single-core processor, and 8GB of internal memory. You can see the handset here at O2.
Rumours about the Blackberry Bold 9900 have been circulating for some time but now, due to a recent leak from uSwitch.com, UK release dates and prices have been announced to ecstatic BlackBerry fans.
Some time ago we examined the features of the newly designed BlackBerry Bold 9900, but now we can reveal that the phone is expected to be available from as early as August-September of this year and at as little as £30.64 on a contract. The phone will also be available for purchase separately but prices for this are yet to be announced.
RIM has pushed BlackBerry Messenger v6 (BBM 6) out of the door, updating the popular instant messaging app for the company’s BlackBerry smartphones. Available to download today through BlackBerry App World, BBM 6 adds support for new, connected apps such as updated versions of FourSquare and Wikitude (see video demos after the cut), allowing users to collaborate within the third-party software using BBM.
There’s also support for BBM chat within games and other titles, and friends and colleagues connected apps are automatically added to their profiles so that you can see which they’re using. RIM has boosted the BBM Profile to support trophies, achievements, pushed data alerts and other status updates.
Research in motion, the company behind BlackBerrysmartphones, has tweeted a hint that details of new devices supporting the BlackBerry 7 OS will be available later today (27 July 2011).
Likely handsets for release are the 9900/9930, with rumours of the devices floating around the internet since the first reports of them at BlackBerry World in May earlier this year.
The new OS which was also unveiled at BlackBerry World, bring a host of new features including Near Field communication, Voice-enabled searching, and 720p HD video recording.
Research in Motion is coming out with new devices. This is in addition to the BlackBerry 9900 and 9930 that were said to be in the works earlier.
The company made it official by tweeting it from their Twitter account. But they didn’t refer to any specific model, except that the devices will be sporting the new OS, BlackBerry 7.
Since we have lately been hearing tid-bits about some RIM models, I think its safe to say that at least a few of these will make it to the front, like the BlackBerry Torch 9860 and 9850. The BlackBerry Torch 2 is another device which I think we might get firsthand information on.
Motorola’s supersonic Droid Bionic smartphone was unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in January and the 4G model is due to drop in the States on 4th August. Alas, there’s no news of a UK release but while we wait lets look at what makes this arch-rival to the Samsung Galaxy S 2 and HTC Sensation such a mouth-watering prospect.
The Droid Bionic’s 4.3-inch screen is clearly a monster but falls just on the right side of portability. However, it’s the resolution that impresses, packing 540 x 960 pixels into a widescreen footprint that’s almost on par with the iPhone 4’s retina-stinging detail. Almost. But the qHD display does out shine the Samsung Galaxy S 2 on the resolution front.