The old BlackBerry Bold 9900 hit shelves back in August and it’s still one of the most powerful smartphones launched by Research In Motion (RIM).
The smartphone is already available in China through major carriers
, and now the phone will be available via RIM authorized retailers. We don’t have any details on the phone’s pricing and availability yet, but we will keep an eye out for any additional info.
The good news is that Bold 9900 comes with BlackBerry 7.1 operating system out of the box, though the smartphone was initially launched with an earlier version onboard.
“We’re pleased to work with our partners to bring the top-of-the-line BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone to customers in China
,” said Urpo Karjalainen, regional managing director, Asia Pacific, at Research In Motion.
According to RIM, the Bold 9900 is “the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet and offers the perfect combination of a high-performance keyboard and touch display.”
The phone is equipped with a powerful 1.2 GHz single-core QC 8655 processor, which is complemented by 768MB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage inside, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Due to the fact that it runs BlackBerry 7.1 OS, users will be able to take advantage of the built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications) and BlackBerry Tag application.
Furthermore, BlackBerry Bold 9900
sports a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports a 640 x 480 pixels resolution and 16 million colors. A full QWERTY keyboard is available as well, along with a 5-megpaixel rear photo snapper with LED flash and video recording.
“The BlackBerry Bold 9900 delivers outstanding performance along with exceptional email and messaging capabilities, fast web browsing, rich multimedia and access to a wide range of apps. In addition, we believe Chinese customers will appreciate the industry-leading keyboard and popular Chinese input options provided by the new BlackBerry Bold 9900
,” concluded Karjalainen.