Research In Motion (RIM) has brought out its thinnest phone in the form of BlackBerry Bold 9900 which is just 10.5 mm thick. The 9900 is a refresh of the Bold series of phones by RIM and combines touch and type with its 2.8-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen and QWERTY keypad.
The Bold 9900 is the first device to feature the BlackBerry 7 operating system. This mobile platform brings with it many features like improved browser performance, faster graphics and support for augmented reality apps. Under the hood of this BlackBerry handset is a single core 1.2 GHz processor with 768 MB of RAM.
A 5 megapixel camera is fitted on the rear of this BlackBerry mobile and has features such as 4x digital zoom, flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and others. Thanks to the improved features that the new operating system brings, this phone is capable of 720p HD video recording.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a thin form factor with a screen resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. RIM has incorporated what it calls Liquid Graphics in the touchscreen of the phone that gives fluid animations and instant response times, making your touch experience all the more worthwhile.
The Bold 9900 has a slim and sleek appearance with brushed stainless steel rims on the edges and a smooth carbon black back. The keypad has a wide layout giving enough room to each key. The keys are slightly elevated to make typing easier. The navigation controls and the keys are back-illuminated to help you type in darker surroundings.
Storage and Battery
The onboard memory provided on the Bold 9900 is 8 GB. This can be further expanded up to 32 GB by inserting a microSD card. The handset is powered by a standard lithium-ion battery of 1230 mAh capacity. The phone battery serves a talk time of up to 6 hours in 2G and 5 hours in 3G networks.
Connectivity and Features
This BlackBerry Bold series mobile phone connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi and 3G. For file transfer, the phone is endowed with Bluetooth and USB functionalities. The Bold 4 9900 has Near Field Communication (NFC) support which allows for data exchange, accessory pairing, smart tag reading/writing and transactions through your phone.
The integrated GPS on the Bold 9900 with preloaded BlackBerry Maps will help you find directions and new places. The handset also has access to the BlackBerry App World from where you can download applications of your choice. Additionally, this BlackBerry mobile features social networking applications and Document viewer that help you manage both your personal and business needs.