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T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Bold 9900, Costs $300

Written on August 17, 2011 by Lulu

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T-Mobile confirmed that they will have the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for $300.

T-Mobile chose midnight to price and date their BlackBerry Bold 9900 version. The BlackBerry 7 hardware will arrive to shops on August 31. For unclear reasons, the said version of the phone will cost higher than the AT&T, Sprint or Verizon versions. It will be on $300 on contract even after a $50 rebate.

The T-Mobile’s version should be similar to those of other networks other than the requisite change over its native bands, 14.4Mbps 3G. Its capabilities – such as Wi-Fi calling – aren’t expected to be available immediately, and it’s not clear if the personal hotspot creation will be an option.

The Bold 9900 is said to be RIM’s flagship of the year, with a mix of a 2.8-inch, 640 x 480 touchscreen and a distinctive, large QWERTY keyboard. The 1.2GHz Snapdragon, that goes along with 768MB of RAM and BlackBerry 7, are key to a major improvement in speed. Slimming down versus earlier Bolds drops autofocus from the 5 megapixel camera, but is returned by 720p movie recording. About 8GB of storage is built-in, even if 188MB is available purely for apps.

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AT&T Disabling the Bold 9900’s NFC feature

Written on August 16, 2011 by Lulu

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AT&T is allegedly planning to block the Bold 9900's NFC capabilities.

AT&T reportedly has no plans to get the BlackBerry Bold 9900’s near-field communications (NFC) capabilities at launch. However, an unnamed source said that the hardware seems to be capable of NFC features when it arrives in the hands of AT&T’s customers. The said carrier will implement a software block to prevent users to take advantage of the technology.

If the report mentioned above is accurate, AT&T would not be the only carrier to block the new BlackBerry’s NFC feature. The first Bold 9900 buyers in the UK have been dealt a similar fate as Vodafone is not yet ready to enable the said capability.

AT&T didn’t give any statements regarding the matter. It is still unclear if the carriers currently dodging NFC have plans to enable the feature in the near future.

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RIM: Launching BlackBerry Curve Handset with OS 7

Written on August 05, 2011 by Adam Eve

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RIM unveiled BlackBerry Torch 9810 and Bold 9900 which will boast the new BlackBerry OS 7.

RIM announced last Thursday that BlackBerry Curve devices are set to hit the stores soon. The upcoming BlackBerry Torch 9810 and BlackBerry Torch 9900 will feature the OS 7 and 1.2GHz processor. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 will hit the UK stores on August 18. No price were announced yet.

To know more about the BlackBerry OS 7, check out T3’s video after the skip.

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