Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone clears the FCC, launching soon in US?Rumor
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 12th, 2011 at 1:09 PM Filed Under Rumor
Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone clears the FCC, launching soon in US?
The Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone just got the proverbial nod from the FCC to be sold in the good old USofA. So Canada, the UK and perhaps the US soon will have access to RIM’s flagship offering which adds another NFC handset to the market. We could see from the FCC filing that the Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone has a dual-band CDMA radio and a quad-band GSM tuner which lets us know we are not dealing with the Blackberry Bold 9900 NFC phone which only supports GSM. The 9930 is a world NFC phone that should work with most networks around the globe and that is what differentiates it from its 9900 brethren.
Which mobile operator networks is the Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone heading to?
Due to the nature of the Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone being a world phone, we can’t say for sure as it will work with any of the networks stateside. What we do know is that the fact it has passed FCC inspection suggests that RIM is readying to launch at some point in the not so distant future. What we can learn from an FCC filing is minimal because most pertinent information that you and I would be interested in has been stripped to keep secrets, secret.
The Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone will add to the number of NFC handsets available in the US
NFC phones aren’t 10 a penny yet here in the United States, but the number is slowly growing. The Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone brings the grand total to 3, joining the Nokia Astound (C7) and the ever impressive Google Nexus S. More phones are rumored to hit the market this fall, but for Blackberry fans this will be the only phone that matters at this point.We hope to get pricing details firmed up and operators confirmed in the not too distant future for the Blackberry Bold 9930 NFC phone, until then try to contain your excitement.