Phones 4 U and Carphone Warehouse have revealed mid-August release dates for the new BlackBerry 9900 RIM handset.
Phones 4 U said it will begin selling the BlackBerry 9900 on August 19 free on a £35 per month contract with a “range of networks”. Customers can already pre-order the 9900 from the Phones 4 U website on both Orange and Vodafone.
The retailer said it also plans to sell the two other devices from BlackBerry’s new handset range, the BlackBerry Torch 9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9810, but has not revealed pricing or availability.
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.
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.
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.
Some good news coming out of RIM as they will update the official Facebook for BlackBerry app. Version 2.0 will be launching tomorrow in the App World and will bring the following changes/improvements:
Facebook Chat – Facebook Chat is fully integrated with BlackBerry smartphones, so users can start a conversation within the Facebook app or right from the message list on their device. Users never need to worry about missing a chat message since they’ll be notified of new chat messages even when they’re not using the Facebook app.
Oh boy, we don’t envy the Verizon web admin who made this particular mis-click. If you go to VZW’s sales page for the Blackberry 9650 and click on the “Explore Features” video, you get an unexpected treat: a walkthrough not of the 9650, but of the unreleased Bold 9930. The specs are familiar, like the 1.2GHz processor, 2.8-inch touchscreen and Blackberry 7 OS. But at least we now have it from the horse’s mouth that the new Bold Touch is indeed coming to Verizon. We’ve stuck our own rip of the video after the break, as the original will likely disappear any second — much like that poor web admin.
The PowerSkin company is getting ready to launch its PowerSkin for theBlackBerry Bold models. The skin made for both the Bold 9700 and 9780 will give up to 230 minutes of extra talk time. The skin will have a camera lens window to prevent interference with shooting still images. The optically engineered lens window will also take away any flash glare.
With the introduction of the PowerSkin for the Blackberry phones the company is offering a $10 off and free shipping – within the continental 48 states. Using XPAL Powered technology the skin will charge the Bold’s battery first, followed by the PowerSkin itself. The case comes with a cable to charge it and the BlackBerry Bold either by using a laptop or by plugging into an outlet.
We already know it will be available on Vodafone and Three, but according to a post on USwitch it will be offered free on other major UK carriers. Orange, O2 and Vodafone will be charging £35 a month pay monthly, while T-Mobile will be charging £30.64 a month, although there’s no news on contract length.
With a striking stainless steel body the Blackberry Bold 9900 is the best looking Bold to date and a handset Blackberry fans have been waiting for.
The new BlackBerry smartphone with that comes with a QWERTY keypad, 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen and what RIM call the “Liquid Graphics” is ready for you to pre-order.
Some of the other features include a 1.2GHz single-core System on Chip, Near Field Communications (NFC), Wi-Fi, 5-megapixel camera with flash / autofocus and HD video recording, 768MB RAM, microSD slot and 8GB onboard storage.