This renovate of the Bold series adds a touch screen, BlackBerry 7 software, and NFC technology, in a thinner body.The Bold 4 does look like it has come beautifully dressed in a suit with a bitterly pressed shirt.It is greatly design and build quality, great touch screen functionality, excellent keyboard, NFC ready.Other upgrades include a higher-resolution display, faster processor, faster 3G/4G data, and HD video capture. Other features include full text Qwerty Keyboard,A2DP, Blackberry OS, Bluetooth, Calendar, Candy Bar Form, Edge, GPS / Location, High-Speed Data GPRS, advanced email, 5-megapixel camera, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack, and memory card slot.
DesignThe 9900 exudes a classic BlackBerry Bold design. The Bold Touch comes in the familiar candybar form factor,comparatively other bold touch 9900 is slightly bigger than the 9700 and 9780 models at 115x66x10.5mm. Weighing 130g, the 9900 is also a touch heavier than the previous two models, but this time, with a thinner, sleeker, bolder look to date.
The sleeker, bolder appearance comes With an elegantly brushed stainless steel frame, sculpted surfaces and advanced composite backing, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones are as lightweight and durable as they are feature-packed. It is the thinnest BlackBerry to date at just 10.5mm (that’s 0.41in). RIM brought back the wide-body design with a fantastic physical keyboard that makes the typing experience so perfect and efficient, you wouldn’t mind composing long emails when using this phone. The keys are definitely bigger and softer to press which makes it easier and hassle-free for the user when composing emails, texts, tweets, and BBMs.
Brilliant Touch DisplayThe Bold 9900 has now comes with a slightly larger 2.8-inch high-resolution,multi-touch display with an improved of 640×480 pixel resolution at 287ppi. Colors are much sharper than before,the display produces vivid colors and text is clearer on the Liquid Graphics display which has no hint of pix-elation.
Reach out and touch your BlackBerry 9900 smartphone like never before, swiping, pinching and zooming on the Liquid Graphics™ touch screen. Together with a 1.2 GHz processor, and a 24-bit high-res display, Liquid Graphics gives you fluid animations and instant response times.
Touch and typeTouch screen sensitivity is generally very good, and we found ourselves regularly poke at
away at the display to navigate menus, open applications, scroll down pages and pinch-to-zoom. Multi-touch functionality also makes it possible to copy large chunks of text by simply tapping two fingers either side of the text and then adjusting the selected text with the on screen arrows.With a full touch screen and the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard - made a little wider - you can easily work your way around apps, websites and messages.
RIM has stuck with the 5-megapixel rear camera on the back, and this comes with an LED flash,2× digital zoom, face detection, and Geotagging. There is still no front-facing camera, so video calling is not possible. However, this has yet to take off so, unless you like taking pictures of yourself, it is not really that big an omission.When the room with enough light, the camera captures the object with both color and a fairly representative.Meanwhile,even in total darkness,the LED lights also do a good job,and is capable of capturing images wiith satisfactory results.
Capture life in HD The main addition is 720p HD video recording.Inspiring, special and funny moments happen on the fly. Capture it all with BlackBerry 9900 720p HD video recording and an impressive.A BlackBerry that records full HD videos with a 1280 x 720 resolution. It’s not the best video recording gadget but the output is pretty impressive.
Superior performanceFast and powerful Faster loading, faster scrolling, faster zooming. It's the fastest BlackBerry experience to date.The fastest and most powerful BlackBerry experience yet. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is loaded with a 1.2 GHz processor, 8GB of onboard memory, 720p HD video recording, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a built-in compass. The premium BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones feature the most powerful engine ever in a BlackBerry smartphone. Boldly go anywhere Move from home to the coffee shop to the airport and to the office without missing a beat while connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots wherever they are available.
The music player on the BlackBerry Bold 9900. It is maybe not the most beautiful music player on a mobile but it looks OK and shows you everything you need. As you can see, you are initially shown a list where you can select to view by all songs, by artist, by album and by genres. Select the one you want and you are then shown the album artwork and the name of the album or track. You will see at the top that you also have a search option for quick access to a particular song. Watching video on the Bold 9900 is not bad too. Not the best phone for it but reasonable. Things are better on the 9900 compared to the 9780/9700 due to the slightly bigger screen. As you can see below you have on-screen controls but these disappear to allow you to watch video full screen. Remember that you can also use the hardware media controls on the side of the device to play and pause.
Breakthrough technologyPacked with powerful new features and innovative apps, BlackBerry® 7 is the next generation BlackBerry software. Wikitude's augmented reality experience introduces exciting new ways to interact with the world - & your BBM contacts, while Near Field Communication 1 (NFC) lets you connect with other NFC-enabled devices.
A balancing act When you're down with work, turn your attention to the weekend - your BlackBerry Bold smartphone switches gears right with you. With BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, you can keep your personal and business information separate and secure - all on the same smartphone.
Battery LifeLi-Ion 1230 mAh BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 1230Ah battery.RIM claims that the battery be more friendly with OS7. However,Trademark BlackBerry style with well over a day of Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA use.
- 1230 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- GSM Talk Time:
- Up to 6.3 hours
- GSM Standby Time:
- Up to 12.8 days
- UMTS Talk Time:
- Up to 5.9 hours
- UMTS Standby Time:
- Up to 12.8 days
- Audio Playback Time:
- Up to 50 hours
- Video Playback Time:
- Up to 7.4 hours
BlackBerry has faced fierce competition from Apple and Android in its stronghold corporate consumers. So expect the BlackBerry Bold Touch to support business connectivity features like:
- corporate data access
- WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise
- Cisco CCX certified
- SMS/MMS messaging
- Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
- wireless email
- BlackBerry Messenger
- built-in internet modem
- push email
- extensive email support
- Social networking
- Instant messaging
"The Bold 9900 looks premium and feels lovely in the hand, and the keyboard is typical BlackBerry - which is to say fantastic. The screen is beautiful too"