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Posted by Seth PlanckNovember 15th, 2011 at 4:47 PM Filed Under Latest News
RIM announces BlackBerry Bold 9790 NFC smartphone
We have known that the BlackBerry Bold 9790 NFC smartphone has been coming for months now. For the longest time we knew this phone by its Bellagio code name, and there have been leaks galore revealing most of the specifications to the next BlackBerry Bold family member to boast NFC. However, now it’s official and RIM has confirmed all the rumors, videos and leaked shots. Being another member of the BlackBerry Bold family, the 9790 comes with slightly different features to its 9900 / 9930 brethren.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 15th, 2011 at 3:02 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
BlackBerry Bold 9930 NFC phone hits Verizon for $250 avec 2 year contract
We knew that the BlackBerry Bold 9930 NFC phone was heading to Verizon Wireless after a video was mistakenly posted to Big Red’s site a couple of weeks ago, but now it’s available to order. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 NFC phone will set you back $250 on a two year contract or a cool $510 if you like to freewheel it. Rumor has it that although the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is up for grabs online, there is no official word when it will hit Verizon and partner retail stores. However, a rumor circulating suggests it could come as soon as August 25th, so around ten days to wait. We don’t know whether Verizon plans to block the NFC capabilities of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 as yet, but if it’s an NFC phone you are after, you may wish to check this before signing up and laying down two and a half Benjamins. What we can tell you though is that there is no word about the BlackBerry Bold 9930 being an NFC phone on Verizon’s site, so make of that what you will.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 specs
Having the 9900 as its stablemate, a lot of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 specifications are the same. We jotted down the notable ones after the break.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 03rd, 2011 at 2:22 PM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release
BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC phones confirmed will ship this month
It seems as if we have been waiting for what seems an eternity for RIM to finally and officially announce the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC phones. It happened this morning in London at a BlackBerry press event where Research in Motion announced 7, count them – 7, new smartphones that included the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC phones. The CDMA BlackBerry Torch 9860 will make its official debut in the US of A, destined for US Cellular and Sprint. RIM also announced the BlackBerry Torch 9850 GSM phone which is destined for AT&T, Rogers, Telus and Bell, SIMs and all. We also did get a tip off yesterday that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 would launch on T-Mobile USA on August 31st, but that is still unconfirmed.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 NFC phones specifications
We know pretty much everything about the raw specifications that the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930 NFC phones will tote, but if you have been living under a rock for the past few months, here are the specs again.
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 26th, 2011 at 2:39 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor, Videos
BlackBerry Bold 9930 NFC phone shown off early thanks to Verizon mistake
If you have been waiting for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 NFC phone to hit Verizon Wireless, your wait could nearly be over. Thanks to an oversight on Verizon’s part, the company posted a features video of the 9930 in a place that should have contained the features video for the BlackBerry 9650. Unfortunately for Verizon, when you are dealing with a massive website error with media are bound to happen, and the best you can hope for is that not too many people notice. This time Verizon weren’t lucky and a sharp eyed viewer over at CrackBerry’s forum was on it like white on rice. The fact that Verizon Wireless is readying videos for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 show us that a launch is imminent and also sheds a little more light on some of RIM’s flagship phone’s capabilities. Just last week, we saw the BlackBerry 9930 come through the FCC and launch dates have been announced for the UK and Canada, but as yet nothing is official in the US. Perhaps that is set to change in the next week or so for the anticipated NFC phone.
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.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 17th, 2011 at 11:43 AM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release
Blackberry Bold 9900 Series coming to Three UK in August
Three days ago we reported that we had learned that the Research in Motion Blackberry Bold 9900 Series would be launching soon. Rumors quickly started circulating the very next day that there would be no Blackberry Bold until September. However, today we find out that Three UK has put up a coming soon page which probably indicates an August launch of the NFC-enabled Blackberry Bold.
The Blackberry Bold NFC phone is no brown bagger and will ship with a 1.2GHz processor
Blackberry Bold pricing still unknown
We have no idea on pricing yet or whether we can expect to see its sister phone, the CDMA 9930, here in the States around the same time. What we do know is the Blackberry Bold is still readying for launch and looks set to be a new favorite for the business buyers.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 13th, 2011 at 12:57 PM Filed Under Latest News
NFC BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930 Close to launch
RIM unveiled its NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930 early last month stating the phones were due to be released sometime this summer. Well, it’s summer and we are ready for some NFC goodness! Only yesterday we were commenting on the lack of released NFC Phones and how the projected numbers of sales seemed a little high for this year. We are sure the BlackBerry 9900 and 9930 plans to sell through a few units and as far as we know it will be the second NFC Phone in the marketplace for the United States, which is expected to account for half of all NFC-enabled phones sold for the next few years. The only difference between the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930 is that the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 features CDMA support.
What we know the NFC BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930
We know pretty much everything about the raw specifications that the NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and 9930 will tote:
It has a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 640×480.
1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor.
8GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot.
Qwerty Keyboard with an optical trackpad.
HSDPA and HSUPA support.
WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR.
A 5 megapixel shooter around back with an LED flash that supports 720p video recording.
Near Field Communications (NFC) support.