Well RIM was unable to make an early summer launch but, it hasstated that it will launch theBlackBerry Bold 9930 sometime in the coming weeks . The new BlackBerry smartphone will feature theBlackBerry 7 OS and some other new options. The mobile device’s price and specific launch date have not been given.
Featuring a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, a 2.8-inch VGA touch display, 768MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory storage. The thinner and more powerful smartphone is a welcome addition to the BlackBerry family.
T-Mobile USA to offer BlackBerry Bold 9900 for $300? More expensive than dual-core Android smartphones?
Is Research in Motion into the Apple-esque style of putting a tag price?
A new leak posted by TmoNews is claiming that T-Mobile USA could offer the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 under $300, but that is not contract free — and will include a ball and chain 2 year contract agreement.
According to the document, the new BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, which is the GSM version of Sprint and Verizon’s Bold Touch 9930 will be priced $599.99 off-contract, while the price tag for the Bold 9900 with 2 year-contract is $299.99, and that’s only after a mail-in rebate.
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.
Research in Motion officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9930 back in May, at the same time with the Bold 9900. The two smartphones are pretty much the same, the sole difference being that the 9930 has both GSM / HSDPA and CDMA / Ev-Do connectivity, while the 9900 is a GSM / HSDPA device only.
Naturally, the CDMA / Ev-Do capabilities allow the 9930 to be used on Verizon’s and Sprint’s networks. While neither of the two carriers has announced the Bold 9930, the smartphone has been spotted recently showing off a Verizon intro screen – thus VWZ could introduce the new Bold soon.
We are seeing the release of more and more smartphones offering the combination of both a Qwerty keyboard and touchscreen. Two of the more recent handsets to offer this combination are the Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 and the Nokia E6.
In this article I will look at some of the key features of these handsets so you can decide which comes out on top.
BlackBerry Bold 9930, BlackBerry Torch 2, Sony Xperia Mini Pro & Mini Ray FCC Filings = Release Dates Soon?
FCC Filings usually indicate a release date anywhere from a few weeks to a month away. We’ve seen the release for the HTC EVO 3D about a month after passing the FCC and a similar time frame for other smartphones. Here are some recent FCC filings that may indicate that these BlackBerry and Xperia smartphones are going to be released soon.
- BlackBerry Bold 9930 -Features of the BlackBerry 9930 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC (Near Field Communications), microSD slot, 5MP camera, 768MB of RAM, 8GB onboard memory, and a 1230mAh battery. It runs BlackBerry OS 7. The FCC filing shows it to be a GSM CDMA world phone.
BlackBerry Torch 2 - Latest rumors suggest a September AT&T release date. FCC filing shows support for AT&T bandwidth and HSPA+.
Pricing for the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 has been disclosed, as UK retailers begin taking pre-orders for the slimmest-ever BlackBerry phone.
The svelte 10.5mm thick handset is available free from £30.64 per month on T-Mobile and from a shade over £35 per month on Orange, Vodafone and O2.
Three, which is also set to sell the handset, has yet to unveil its offering.
According to our source at BuyMobilePhones.net, pre-orders taken now are expected to be despatched between the middle to the end of August.
The Blackberry 9900 Bold Touch is the handset that RIM hope will rekindle the brands name in the smartphone marketplace. Blackberry have always proved popular amongst certain areas but certainly have lacked the appeal held by the Apple iPhone 4 thanks to its simple operating system and attractive looks. So what does this new handset offer us and ultimately how does it shape up against the all conquering iPhone?