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BlackBerry Bold 9900

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This revamp of the Bold series adds a touch screen, BlackBerry 7 software, and NFC technology, in a thinner body. Other upgrades include a higher-resolution display, faster processor, faster 3G/4G data, and HD video capture. Other features include full text keyboard, advanced email, 5-megapixel camera, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack, and memory card slot.

versions for different carriers/regions support different network bands

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Specs

 
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Modes
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
 
some versions have WCDMA 900 and 1700 instead of 850 and 1900
Weight 4.59 oz   (130 g)
Dimensions 4.53" x 2.6" x 0.41"   (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)
Battery Talk: 5.9 hours max.   (354 minutes)
Standby: 307 hours max.   (12.8 days)
1230 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
2.8"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
OS / Platform BlackBerry OS
BlackBerry 7 OS
Processor 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
Memory 8 GB internal storage, raw hardware
768 MB RAM
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID L6ARDV70UW » (Approved Jul 19, 2011)
L6ARDE70UW » (Approved Jul 20, 2011)
L6ARDY70UW »

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS, plus compass
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M3, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
Multiple Languages Languages Supported: English, Spanish
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
Alerts
External Display -
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, DUN, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, SAP 1.1, MAP
version 2.1+EDR
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot -
NFC Yes
PC Sync Yes
USB Connector: Micro-USB
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 a,b,g,n
Contacts
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Customization
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC, OGG, WMA, WAV, 3GP, AMR, FLAC
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode CEA Standard Icon: No
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 14.4
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: BlackBerry Browser
supports full HTML
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry -
Side Keys volume, mute, shortcut (camera) on right
Text Keyboard, Hardware Layout: QWERTY
backlit
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
multi-touch
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
supports up to 32 GB
Messaging
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP, Exchange
push / supports attachments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) and secure email
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: BBM, Google Talk, Windows Live, Yahoo!
MMS Yes
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
Music
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC, OGG, WMA, WAV, 3GP, AMR, FLAC
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 5+ megapixel
fixed-focus / LED flash, image stabilization, scene modes, face detection, geo-tagging
DLNA -
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
TV Output -
Video Capture Resolution: 720p HD
Power
Wireless Charging -
Software
BREW -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Version: MIDP 2.1
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Type: Full-duplex

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