I have been very anxious for the release of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, in fact, anxious enough that got an unlocked unit from Rogers in Canada so I could get to using this device as quickly as possible. After all that anticipation, the built up anticipation, was it worth it? Let me put it this way: Those that have abandoned RIM, may want to give the manufacturer a second look … this is a great phone.
While not everything is spot on with this phone – whose idea was it to put the mute button between the up and down volume buttons? – it is overall the best BlackBerry I’ve used to date. Even in spite of its minor flaws, between the fantastic keyboard and the improvements in BlackBerry 7 OS, it is a smooth phone to use, and what is definitely going to be my daily driver for some time to come. And if you get the 9900, or its CDMA counterpart the BlackBerry Bold 9930, you will be getting an awesome phone. Not only that, but it also shoots decent video.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 Tech Specs
- BlackBerry 7 OS
- Single core, QC 8655, 1200 MHz
- 768 MB RAM
- 2.8-inch TFT screen (640 x 480 pixels)
- 4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)
- 4.59 oz (130 g)
- 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Accelerometer, Compass
- 1230 mAh battery
What do you think, will you be giving the BlackBerry Bold 9900 or BlackBerry Bold 9930 a try?