Review: BlackBerry Bold 9900
T-Mobile's version of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a few significant advantages over the Bold 9930 being sold by Verizon Wireless. Phone Scoop reveals what they are.
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Author's note: Since the Bold 9900 is practically identical to the 9930, many portions of this text have been copied from Phone Scoop's review of the 9930. Rest assured, however, we put the 9900 through all the same tests that we did the 9930.
T-Mobile introduces its first "4G" BlackBerry, the Bold 9900. While the hardware and software is the same as the Verizon-branded 9930, the 9900 has a few notable differences. With its great keyboard, touch screen, and BlackBerry 7 operating system, the seeker of a 4G smartphone has something to be excited about.
AT&T and RIM Announce 4G BlackBerry Lineup
AT&T and Research In Motion today announced three upcoming 4G handsets that will be added to AT&T's smartphone lineup over the course of the next few months. First is the BlackBerry Torch 9810, an update to last year's 9800.
New BlackBerry Bolds Add Touch, NFC, Run OS 7
Research In Motion today announced a new series of Bold handsets, the 9900 and 9930, which marry a traditional BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard with a touch screen. The new Bolds are the first BlackBerries to include near-field communications (NFC) for mobile payments.
T-Mobile's BlackBerry 9900 Streets Aug. 31 for $299
T-Mobile announced that it will sell the BlackBerry Bold 9900 starting on August 31. It will cost $299.99 after rebates with a new contract.
RIM Now Accepting BlackBerry 7 Apps
Research In Motion indicated via its blog today that it is now taking application submissions for its forthcoming BlackBerry 7 platform. RIM has posted a step-by-step guide for developers so they may properly test and post their applications.
RIM's Latest BlackBerrys Can Use NFC to Access Buildings
Research In Motion and HID Global today announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and the BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 will add support for HID's iCLASS digital keys and readers within the near-field communications chip. By including support for HID's digital key readers, users of these BlackBerry devices will be able to use their phone as an identity card, such as those used to access office buildings and other controlled locations.
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