T-Mobile gets its first 4G BlackBerry, the BlackBerry 9900 Bold

T-Mobile has got a new BlackBerry on its shelves. It is called the BlackBerry Bold 9900, and it is the first BlackBerry to have 4G on the T-Mobile network, according to the press release. Other networks such as Rogers, Telus, and Verizon Wireless already have the phone. There is a catch as well, at least temporarily. The phone is only available to T-Mobile business customers until August 31st.

For those who are business customers, what will the device cost? According to TmoNews, the phone will set you back three hundred US dollars, after a 50 dollar rebate. What does one get for the price? The BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with a 1.2 GHz single-core processor with BlackBerry OS 7, the latest version of the OS. In addition, the device comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen, capable of 640x480 resolution. Liquid Graphics technology powers the touchscreen, according to the press release, and provides 24-bit high resolution graphics. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with 8 GB of internal memory packed inside, and the 5-megapixel camera is capable of 720p video capture. GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth are standard in the device.

The device is the first BlackBerry to boast the MobileLife Family Organizer from T-Mobile, which allows you to keep track of basic family stuff (grocery lists, appointments, etc.). For BlackBerry loyalists this may be a great phone, but it may not compete very well against Android devices and the iPhone, considering the specs on this BlackBerry are quite unimpressive.

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I love my bold, perfect for all the email accounts I have and works so well with exchange.

How can it display 720p with that res though?

WarioTBH said,
I love my bold, perfect for all the email accounts I have and works so well with exchange.

How can it display 720p with that res though?

No phone can display 720p. You transfer the video to your pc .. duh !

Samsung Galaxy S2 does excellent 1080p video, it doesn't mean that it got a 1080p screen. But the file itself is 1080p.

2xSilverKnight said,

No phone can display 720p. You transfer the video to your pc .. duh !

Samsung Galaxy S2 does excellent 1080p video, it doesn't mean that it got a 1080p screen. But the file itself is 1080p.

Oh dear, what's the matter with me lol

I'm interested to see how good the web browser is, as my 9700 on os6 can't actually display most normal websites, it will just crash or say no memory available etc.

Whats this "blackberry" thing and what does it do?.... /sarc
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They once were on top of things now seem to be playing a major game of catch up. Most executives around my company want (and have) iPhone's. I'm not an Apple fan just stating a fact.

marinejld said,
Most executives around my company want (and have) iPhone's.

Has the iPhone addressed its security issues for the corporate environment or has your IT department just thrown in the towel due to executive demand? I know this sounds snarky as I write it, but it's meant as an honest question.