BlackBerry Bold 9900 Approved by FCC with NFC Functionality

Unveiled two months ago, RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 was initially slated for a summer release, but the handset manufacturer pushed back the phone's release.

Fortunately, several North American carriers confirmed the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for September, including T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Bell.

Recently, the phone received FCC's (Federal Communications Commission) approval, which confirms that the smartphone will be indeed launched in early fall.

BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be RIM's first smartphone to feature NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities.

Although RIM lost a fair share of the market in the United States, the company hopes to start anew once the BlackBerry Bold 9900 hits shelves.

The device is expected to mark a new beginning for the company and set higher standards for the business smartphone market.

The smartphone is equipped with a single core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, which makes it one of the most powerful devices manufactured by RIM, only second to the PlayBook tablet.

With BlackBerry 7 OS on board, the Bold 9900 seems to be the first from a new series of powerful devices. The new mobile platform provides support for HSPA+ connectivity and Liquid Graphics touch screen.

Additionally, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 includes built-in support for Augmented Reality.

The phone packs 8 GB of internal memory, 768 MB RAM, as well as microSD slot for memory expansion (up to 32 GB).

It comes with a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with support for 640 x 480 pixels resolution, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate.

The embedded 5.0-megapixel photo snapper supports 720p HD video recording and playback, as well as autofocus, LED flash, face detection and image stabilization.

Users will be able to share their videos directly from the smartphone or sync videos, as well as music and photos, to their computer using Media Sync in the BlackBerry Desktop Software.


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