Posts tagged with: Bold 9900

Announced at BlackBerry World 2011, the Bold 9900 is expected to release sometime in June 2011. It is the first BlackBerry to feature RIM's BlackBerry OS 7 (formerly known as 6.1). The Bold 9900 smartphone is packing a 1.2GHZ processor and 768MB of RAM. It features a touchscreen 2.8-inch TFT display with a 640 x 480 VGA resolution. It also features a five-megapixel camera. Read on for the latest Bold 9900 news, reviews and videos:

  • by | February 17, 2012 11:01 AM

    Yesterday, BlackBerry fans got a whole bunch of new ROMs to test out, with leaked versions of OS 7.1.0.267 surfacing for a number of handsets. In the past, we've gotten out first look at new BlackBerry OS features through similar leaks, as we did with the introduction of wireless hotspot mode and, more recently, with new power-saving settings. Now, OS 7.1.0.267 is beginning to share its own secrets, revealing the addition of DLNA-compliant media streaming. So far, media streaming has been confirmed when using the latest leaked OS on the 9900 and 9810, but it's likely that support is in ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | February 8, 2012 3:28 PM

    The introduction of new features to RIM's BlackBerry OS has a way of catching us off-guard. We're not talking about major releases, mind you, but the company has a way of dropping new features as components of ROMs that often leak out in advance. That's just what happened with BlackBerry OS 7.0.1.74 for the Bold 9900 last fall, which quietly added support for a WiFi hotspot mode. Today, we learn of a new BlackBerry feature in just such a manner, upon the discovery of a battery saving mode in OS 7.1.0.247. The update leaked out yesterday for the Bold 9790. Owners who elected to install it ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | February 8, 2012 1:59 AM

    With plenty of new phones on their way to the major US carriers in the coming weeks and months, it should be no surprise that we're seeing them take steps to help push sales of existing models while there's still an interest in them. The latest to reveal its plans for a Valentine's Day sale is T-Mobile, and it puts forth a compelling if not extremely time-limited offer. This Saturday, February 11, for one day only, T-Mobile will be selling its entire stock of 4G smartphones for free-on-contract. Additionally, the same savings will be available for select tablets, including the Huawei-made ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | February 1, 2012 7:08 PM

    How well has your BlackBerry Bold 9900 been holding up to abuse? We try to be as gentle with our smartphones as possible, but accidents have a way of happening despite our best intentions. If you've got a Bold 9900, have you noticed it rolling with the punches, or is it already starting to show signs of battle damage? The subject comes up tonight thanks to a newly-leaked document which appears to recognize a design fault in older shipments of 9900s, and offers an extended warranty to compensate. The interesting thing about this warning is that the design flaw supposedly isn't one with the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | January 27, 2012 12:00 AM

    A couple days ago, we brought you news about a leaked RIM roadmap, supposedly outlining the company's plans for the remainder of the year, including the introduction of the first BlackBerry 10 hardware around September. That gave us a nice, general idea of what to expect, but if you were curious to take a peek at RIM's plans with a little more detail, a leaked series of slides has now been published that gives a closer glimpse than ever at what are apparently RIM's intentions for the remainder of 2012. While we heard about plans for the introduction of two lower-end Curve handsets, the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | January 10, 2012 3:49 PM

    Trying to keep track of the current state of mobile payments via NFC on smartphones can be enough to drive you nuts. What should be a thriving development community is instead hampered by restrictions largely imposed by carriers. While they've hemmed and hawed about compatibility issues (and a cynical mind might just think they're desperate to monetize the feature), we've seen some very slow progress towards a workable payment system with enough support to stand a fighting chance. One of the players still trying to come out on top is Visa, whose payWave system has been on our radar since ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | January 6, 2012 5:33 PM

    BlackBerry users on Sprint got themselves a little bit of a pre-holiday treat when the carrier released BlackBerry OS 7.1 updates for the Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 midway through last month. If, on the other hand, you're a Verizon subscriber, you've probably been impatiently tapping your foot, wondering just when your carrier would get with the program and update your BlackBerry as well. The good news is that your wait is nearly over, as Verizon has updated the support documentation for its own versions of the Bold 9930 and Torch 9850, suggesting that the BBOS 7.1 update is ready to drop ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | December 27, 2011 4:44 PM

    After the phone was formally unveiled in October, we finally learned some additional launch details for the Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry just last week. We knew it would be expensive, but were nevertheless taken aback by the jaw-dropping nearly-$2000 price tag. Whatever feelings we might have had about the interesting design departures from traditional BlackBerry models just took a back seat to the reality of the handset's luxury pricetag. For those of you without a trust fund dedicated to your smartphone purchases, there's now at least one way you can get a piece of the Porsche Design ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | December 24, 2011 12:03 AM

    Along with all the mainstream BlackBerry models we saw RIM release in the second half of this year, there was one decidedly odd-looking handset that first popped up in a few mysterious pictures. It looked so unlike the styling of any existing BlackBerry, that we struggled to know what to make of it. Luckily, the story behind it came out soon enough, and the phone was officially revealed to the world in October as the Porsche Design P'9981. After taking some to let the phone grow on us, we began to see the appeal of what's essentially a Bold 9900 with an eye-catching, unique design. It ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | December 16, 2011 6:22 PM

    A leaked ROM introduced us to wireless hotspot support on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 last month. Since then, we've seen that feature make its way into official releases and start to go out to phones. The latest carrier to bring the release to its RIM devices is Sprint, which has started distribution of BlackBerry OS 7.1 for the Bold 9930 and Torch 9850. It almost feels like wireless internet sharing should be a standard feature in smartphone at this point in time, but sure enough, the past several months have seen the feature enabled via update in Windows Phone handsets, and now the latest ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | November 25, 2011 12:22 PM

    It's not often that we tell you about leaked ROMs for BlackBerry devices, if only because we see so very many released, and nearly always they consist of very small changes barely bumping-up the version number. Today's a different story, and the BlackBerry Bold 9900 ROM that just leaked includes a new WiFi hotspot feature. The build is BlackBerry OS 7.0.1.74, and it's so fresh to arrive that we're still waiting to hear back reports from 9900 owners who have had a chance to install it and see if there are any other goodies waiting. MobileSyrup notes that it would make sense for this version ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | November 23, 2011 7:54 PM

    RIM may find itself the subject of a good deal of criticism thanks to its hardware choices that seem to lag behind the rest of the industry, but that's not entirely fair. In certain areas, RIM is much closer to the edge of innovation, and its embrace of NFC support is certainly one of them. While there hasn't been much you can do with the hardware just yet (at least partly due to conflicts with carriers over enabling the feature), it speaks to the company's forethought that it's at least included, and we've already heard about some interesting applications, like using it as a passcard to ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | November 22, 2011 6:13 AM

    If you were hoping to rather get yourself a white variant of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 on T-Mobile -- just because it appears that white is the new thing -- you're lucky as the carrier will soon get the pale flavored phone. There's no information regarding the white BlackBerry Bold 9900 on T-Mobile's website yet but according to the picture above, snapped off of a flyer sent to customers together with their bills, the phone is coming soon. As with the case of the black Bold 9900, the white will go for $299 after rebates and signing of a two-year contract. Official wording shouldn't be far ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | November 21, 2011 4:42 AM

    The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and its 9930 cousing, while new models running RIM's latest BlackBerry OS 7, are plagued with a couple of issues, according to recent reports. Users are complaining in the official BlackBerry Support Community and reporting dead devices. RIM made an official statement letting the world know that a "limited number of customers have reported an issue where their device does not power on". No further details were made public, but, as usual, RIM is "actively working on a software update to resolve this issue." With the recent data outage problems BlackBerry-users are ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | November 4, 2011 4:29 AM

    A couple of days ago AT&T finally announced the availability of the new BlackBerry devices, among which the BlackBerry Bold 9900 which will hit the stores on November 6 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. With just two days to go until you can pick up the Bold 9900 we can now take a look at the retail packaging, as pictured above. This is what to look for if you want the BlackBerry OS 7-powered device with a 2.8-inch touch screen in addition to the classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 GHz processor, 768 MB RAM, and 8GB of onboard memory. Source: PhoneArena

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version