Introducing the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones

Published on May 4th, 2011

The new touch BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and 9930 smartphones were announced last BlackBerry World Conference 2011 in US by Research In Motion. They are considered to be the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones yet and driven by the new BlackBerry 7 OS.

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The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones are built with high resolution touch screens, trackpads and full QWERTY keypads. It’s thickness is only 10.5mm making it the slimmest BlackBerry to date.

Here’s the BlackBerry Touch 9900 and Bold Touch 9930 Specs:

  • Touch and Type CandyBar QWERTY
  • 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM
  • BlackBerry 7 OS
  • 2.8″ capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 287 dpi resolution
  • 8 GB on-board memory, + microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
  • 5.0 MegaPixel camera
  • 720p HD video recording
  • microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, 130 grams
  • Built-in GPS / aGPS support
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
  • Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
  • Battery: 1230 mAh
  • Network for the 9900: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
  • Network for the 9930: Dual-Band CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE

The BlackBerry 9900 and 9930 are the first BlackBerry smartphone to be driven by their latest Operating System, the BlackBerry 7 OS. This new platform is designed to deliver faster and better communication, productivity experience and multimedia. These smartphones are also equip with an improved web browsing and searching capabilities with the voice-enabled search function.

Some new features found in BlackBerry 7 OS and BlackBerry 9900, 9930:

NFC – Built-in support for Near Field Communications (NFC), an exciting new technology that is designed to provide a secure exchange of information between NFC-enabled devices over a very short distance. Watch our interview with Andrew Bocking, VP Handheld Software Product Management, to learn more about BlackBerry and Near Field Communications.
Liquid Graphics™ – The BlackBerry 7 OS delivers fast, fluid performance when browsing, accessing pictures or video, or running graphics intensive games.
HD Video – The BlackBerry 7 OS supports up to 720p HD video recording.
Augmented Reality – The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature a built-in compass (magnetometer) to take advantage of BlackBerry 7 OS support for augmented reality applications.

Watch the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones Full Touch Demo below:

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  • roan

    Jeff, can u also help me with my BB curve 9300? it’s about apps.

    • I’m not really a BB user but what’s your prob, perhaps I can find an answer

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