The first reviews of BlackBerry 9900 have started to show up and they are extremely good. From the looks to the performance, the device is described as being cool and easy to use. Read below to see what exactly the reviews had to say about it and which features might lead you to the decision that you have to buy one for yourself.
The looks. BlackBerry Bold 9900 is, as its name says, pretty bold. It is very thin – 10.5 mm – and its components are made of real metal. The design differs considerably from the previous BlackBerry models (Touch and Flip) and specialists believe that the BlackBerry fans will replace their old devices in no time with this new one.
“The smartphone is built on a new performance driven platform powered by the latest BlackBerry software and hardware,” said the company in a statement.
“In addition to supporting the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, the phone features a range of powerful hardware enhancements, including HD (hi-definition) video recording and advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications such as Wikitude that can be integrated with BlackBerry messenger 6,” it added.
Users who recently purchased a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or Torch 9810 may have been a little disappointed to see the available app memory only set at 189MB. If you’ve ever used an iPhone or Android device, you’re aware that many apps can be upwards of 50MB. This seemingly would make the 189MB be close to nothing. However, at the BBM Apps Hackathon event in NYC they gave the following clarification:
A new report is claiming that Research in Motion is planning to launch a new breed of BlackBerry device next year.
A new BlackBerry rumor was posted by Boy Genius Report citing “sources” that the Canada-based smartphone maker Research in Motion is now testing a new BlackBerry phone, only this time, will be sprinkled by the QNX’s technology.
According to the article, Research in Motion is still on its intention to maintain the company’s good smartphone battery life public image, and wants its new devices to stay the same — and the report has concluded that the QNX-based BlackBerry phone named “Colt” will still sport a good battery life because the company’s early tests are using single-core processor only.
Canadians hankering to get their hands on the new BlackBerry 7 smartphones Research In Motion Ltd. unveiled last week should know Telus Corp. appears to be offering them for the lowest prices in Canada.
On Friday, Telus released pricing information for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the BlackBerry Torch 9810, setting the cost at $149.99 and $129.99 respectively with the purchase of a 3-year service plan. Purchasing the same devices through Rogers with the same term agreement, however, will cost $249.99 for the Bold and $199.99 for the Torch.
That makes the Bold $100 less expensive and the Torch $70 lower when purchased through Telus.
RIM is a Canadian company so it was no surprise that Canadian carriers Bell, Telus and Rogers were the first to get RIM’s latest and greatest BlackBerry device, theBlackBerry Bold 9900. However, we know that the latest Bold won’t just be limited to the Canadian borders and will be launching worldwide over the course of the next few months.
And today, it has reached the shores of the United Kingdom as Vodafone has announced that it is now available on its network even after it’s pre-order page stated that it wouldn’t be available until August 16th. Four days early is nice in the world of smartphones, believe me.
It’s the “thinnest” BlackBerry ever at 10.5 mm in depth. Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) launched the BlackBerry Bold 9900 – equipped with the anticipated BlackBerry 7 operating system – in India and it’s supposed to be handed over to those who pre-ordered it in the U.K. today.
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Armed with HD video recording, the next generation browser and advanced sensors, this smartphone is powered by the latest BlackBerry software and hardware, making it faster and smoother than the other mobile devices in its family.
Are you Canadian? Do you love BlackBerry phones? Are you having trouble holding out for the newBlackBerry Torch 2? Well have no fear, hockey fans! Rogers stores across Canada have already started stocking the Torch 2! That’s right–the official release date for the BlackBerry Torch 2 is August 12th and, last time I checked the old calendar, that’s tomorrow! If you absolutely cannot hold out until tomorrow, or want to be the first goalie on the block to light up the arena with a Torch 2, call your local Rogers store and see if they’ll sell you one early. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is available now at Rogers, so see if you can slip the delivery guy a Canadian nickel and score a Torch 2 under the radar.
Summary: T-Mobile flyers reveal the new BB Bold may be priced at a whopping $349.99 before a $50 mail-in rebate and that is with a 2-year contract.
We have been waiting to see RIM release the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and I was seriously considering the device to go along with my PlayBook, but if the pricing shown in this leaked T-Mobile document is true then it looks like I am not going to be joining the BlackBerry community anytime soon. $349.99 before the $50 mail-in rebate (can’t these things just die?) with a 2-year contract is crazy pricing on a phone that runs a slightly modified version of an old OS and IMHO cannot compete with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.
Another BlackBerry out of RIM? We might as well consider them done and finished. Or should we? With a brand new take on BlackBerry hardware and an improved and enhanced operating system in BlackBerry 7, RIM hasn’t been sitting still. I have been using a BlackBerry 9900 for over a week, and as a reformed BlackBerry addict, I have some thoughts on this latest flagship smartphone out of Waterloo. Is this the device that’s going to save RIM? Is this the phone that’s going to make iPhone and Android users switch to a BlackBerry? Can RIM finally compete in the smartphone arena? Will it take RIM 9 months to make a BlackBerry 9900 in white? Is Will.i.am going to haunt me for eternity? Hit the break to find out. (And I sure as heck hope not on those last two.)