The New Blackberry Bold Touch 9900

The new Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 is surely the best of the BB family yet? HD video camera, 5 mega-pixel stills, touch screen and a slim athletic build... I definitely need to get my hands on one of these!


The Blackerry Bold Touch 9900 pretty much sums up exactly what I could ever want from a phone. I know that iPhone is the way to go for blogger’s because of the things like video editing and Tweetdeck capabilities. But why must I learn to use a new device when I already know my way around a Blackberry like the back of my hand? Not to mention the fact that it now comes with a touch screen and an HD camera!!! Those were just two of the features that stood out for me, although the shorter battery life is a definite con for Twitter addict’s like me…

I will let you guys and girls decide for yourself and have included a list and a review video from the Inside Blackberry blog to help you make up your mind about the first touch screen Bold:

 Technological Specs (for the geeks)

– QWERTY keyboard with trackpad

– 2.8-inch touchscreen (resolution of 640×480)

– 1.2Ghz processor

– Triband HSPA 2100/1900/850 Quadband EDGE 1900/1800/900/850

– 14.4 Down and 5.76 up HSPA+ radios

– 768Mbps of application ram, 8GB on board for storage and up to 32GB with a microSD card

– 5.0 megapixel camera with 720p video recording (camera lacks auto-focus)

– GPS/aGPS

– Accelerometer and Digital Compass

– Proximity sensor for screen

– Wi-Fi b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/2 at 5GHz

– Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

– Debut of BlackBerry OS7

– 1230mAh battery

Slim, stylish, 5 mega pixel HD camera and a touch screen. That seems like a winner?

Pros

– Top of the line build quality, fit and finish
– Very quick and nimble feeling OS and BlackBerry
– Best keyboard in the industry
– BlackBerry experience.
– Metal bezel
– 720p video recording
– 14.4 / 5.76 HSPA+ radio access
– NFC
– UMA / Wi-Fi calling
– BES corporate support

The NEW Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 has a shorter battery life than it’s predecessor! One thing that might affect my purchase decision…

Cons

– No Hotspot, No UMA at launch
– Battery life, 1230mah, versus 1500 on 9700 / 9780
– Not all OS6 apps are ready for OS7
– No BES X support on OS7, yet
– Aftermarket battery solutions may look ugly
– OS7 isn’t all that new

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6 Responses to “The New Blackberry Bold Touch 9900” Subscribe

  1. Ian August 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Looks nice and I am a BB fan but I dont get the touch pad still being there. Surely the touch screen could have extended further down to the keys and your call functions etc becoming part of the touch screen?

    • Mr. Cape Town August 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      100% agree. The touch is just to get into apps quicker basically. As for the touch pad to type an sms or email I would rather use the key pad as the amount of times you miss type is not worth the mission. BUT, I need a sick camera and this has both 5mega pixel camera and HD video…Along with the free social media data package and BBM service I have to say it’s a winner for me!

  2. Andrew August 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    This is world class , i prefer the blackberry to the Iphone . I will def be looking at this guy for my upgrade ..

  3. caylem meyer October 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    I want a blackberry 99900 !!!!!! So freaken badly 🙁

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    […] My mate Ricky just got the new 9900 Bold Touch over the weekend. I won’t lie the phone is a fucking beast!!! The speed is top notch, the pictures are pretty much HD and the video’s are even more clear than my old camera. You can check out my product review of this new mobile device here [click here]. […]

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