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BlackBerry Bold 9900 + Bold 9930


RIM has introduced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (and Bold 9930), the first BlackBerry handset to offer both a keyboard and touch display in the familiar Bold body, though at 10.5mm it's the thinnest body yet. Running a BlackBerry 7 OS, the phone features a 2.8 inch touchscreen with 8 GB of onboard memory. A microSD card slot enables increased storage capacity, perhaps for the 720p videos that the 5MP camera shoots. It also features built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a technology that allows, among other things, using the phone for mobile payment. Look for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to be available later this month.

Cellular + Wireless

  • CDMA/UMTS (9930) | GSM/UMTS (9900)

  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)

  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

Power + Battery

  • Talk Time: Up to 6.6 hours (CDMA) | Up to 6.3 hours (GSM)

  • Standby Time: Up to 12.8 days (CDMA) | Up to 12.8 days (GSM)

  • Music Playback: 50 hours


  • 8 GB eMMC & 32 GB microSD

Audio Playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), AIFF, WAV, MP4, M4A, 3GP, AVI, ASF, WMA, FLAC, OGG, AMR, WAV, MID, QCP

TV + Video

  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second.

Camera + Photos + Video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio

  • 5-megapixel still camera with 4X digital zoom

  • VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second with the front camera

  • Tap to focus video or still images

  • LED flash