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BlackBerry Bold 9900

The Blackberry Bold has been the leading smartphone series for business and productivity. With hard buttons laid out as a QWERTY keyboard, it almost feels like you’re carrying a compact computer with you. Read more about this device right here!

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Blackberry Bold 9900: Snappy, Practical, and Easy

The Blackberry Bold 9900 is the bigger and better version of the Blackberry 9700 Bold. It’s big in more than just one way: larger screen and body, faster processor, bigger storage capacity, and better camera sensor. It’s a major upgrade from its predecessor without wandering too far from its origin.


One of the biggest leap that the Blackberry Bold has taken is the integration of a Quad-core processor into the Bold 9900. Together with that is a 1GB RAM to complement the lightning fast processing speed that this flagship device. The Blackberry Bold 9900 is set to deliver a smooth QWERTY smartphone experience tailor fit for all your business and productivity needs.

User Interface

The Blackberry Bold 9900 carries the series’ trademark OS which is the Blackberry OS but upgrade to v7. This latest update brings in a bunch of neat features like the NFC and HD video playback. The icons of this OS is reminiscent of the icons of Blackberry’s Playbook. There're two ways for users to navigate through the Bold 9900’s interface, that is through the use of the trackpad and the screen’s touch interface. Everything that you see on the display is clickable through the screen itself and you could easily scroll through the icons by swiping across the screen. Contrary to a flat layout of the iOS, the Blackberry OS v7 has a menu button on the screen and opens up a drawer of all the applications available on your Blackberry.


This business phone comes equipped with a 5 Megapixel shooter which is the highest camera resolution or a RIM smartphone. The camera interface features a relatively good amount of settings and options for customization. Some of the camera’s features are geotagging, flash, and scenes. Also, the trackpad of this phone serves as the shutter key for its camera. On the end of the camera’s feature is its video recording function. The quality of the videos that it produces are high with very good frame rate.

Connectivity Options

This is the department where the Blackberry Bold 9900 stands out greatly. It offers a broad range of connectivity options, from Bluetooth, NFC, data connection, and Wi-Fi. It also comes with a standard microUSB port that could be used for both data transfer and charging.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-03-18
Good display, picture, and call quality, Comfortable to use, Easy to navigate and use, Apps load quickly, Helpful instruction manualBulky design, Casing is hard to remove
This super-thin, touch-screen Blackberry has a QWERTY keypad and is a solid choice for the business user. The Bold's touch screen was impressively responsive, and our consumer testers loved typing on it. The size was ideal for them to hold the phone in th...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-30
The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is a member of the popular Bold series & this impressive handset comes with a highly useable touch screen too. Other members of this popular series include the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 & the BlackBerry ...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-30
The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is a member of the popular Bold series & this impressive handset comes with a highly useable touch screen too. Other members of this popular series include the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 & the BlackBerry ...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-15
The preinstalled MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 and MP3/eAAC/WMA players will never make the users feel bore, Keeps the user socially connected with Orkut, Facebook, Twitter, Latest BBMconnected applications, Enhanced email and data security, Quadband GSM support an...No Radio/FM, BlackBerry Internet Service account is needed to enjoy all phone features, Fixed focus camera of outdated and unintuitive interface, No videocall camera, Nonhotswappable memory card, No haptic feedback, No flash video support
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Reviewed on 2012-05-17
RIM have upped their game with the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone. It offers you more options by integrating a touchscreen into the body of the phone while still providing a smooth (if cramped) QWERTY keyboard.I found the trackpad, which is nicely respon...
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Reviewed on 2012-02-14
The BlackBerry 9900 and I have been ‘walking out' for approximately 10 days. But, rather than do a straightforward comparison with one of my other devices, I will take you through a walk in the park with my BlackBerry.I purchased the iPad 2 to be able to ...
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Reviewed on 2012-02-13
As with most other BlackBerry phones, the Bold 9900 is wonderfully well made. It feels sturdy and reliable. A neat metal band running throughout lends the Bold 9900 a luxury look. There’s a certain weight to the Bold 9900 that makes the device feel very reassuring to hold. The QWERTY keypad is the star of the show. It’s a delight to type email and lengthy text messages on. Even typing in symbols...We love that the camera is a decent 5-megapixel shooter, but we’re not too keen on the lack of autofocus. Trying to capture subjects that are moving at even the slowest speeds is a pain. The touchscreen is a nice addition, but it doesn’t always feel as responsive as it could do, also at times failing to register movements. Battery life could also be better here. To be on the safe side, you will h...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-30
Display, Looks, and KeypadSingle Core Processor, Unresponsive Touch interface at times, No Frontfacing Camera
The 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen display is dubbed “Liquid Graphics” and it sports a 640 x 480, 287 ppi resolution. The screen handles colors and light very well. I haven't had an issue with glare at midday and it is always appealing to view wallpaper...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-20
Okay so BlackBerry don't have the best smartphones on the market, nor do their phones feature the absolute best specs or features.However, certain things set apart a BlackBerry from its competitors and RIM's latest flagship, the Bold 9900 has one outstand...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-07
We know it's the beginning of the year and life is starting to get hectic again, so we'll help you save time by telling you the verdict right away: The Bold 9900 is a great phone, the best BlackBerry handset so far. But do you want to know why? Read on th...
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Reviewed on 2011-12-23
Follow @MobileGalen When it debuted in 2008, the BlackBerry Bold quickly achieved iconic status as the must-have executive smartphone, with a QWERTY keyboard that made emails a snap. Not four years later, the Bold is struggling to remain relevant, as...
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Reviewed on 2011-12-11
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Reviewed on 2011-12-01
TechPinas Gadget Review Series presents... BlackBerry Bold 9900 Overview: BlackBerry Bold 9900 , being Research in Motion's current flagship handset, is the most powerful, most lavishly designed and (putting its Porsche edition in another category) t...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-30
Smartphone users are divided into two camps: those who are happy using onscreen keyboards, and those who prefer proper keys and buttons. Various phones have tried to straddle this gap, offering both options in one package, but none as successfully as the ...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-15
RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 has definitely lit up the market since its introduction a few months ago; dubbed the thinnest, fastest and most powerful BlackBerry ever, it has gained massive traction in the UK market.That was only for the Black variant; the W...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-08
RIM is at an important juncture. They've to maintain their profitability while at the same time keep users interested in the brand. Good thing is their phone launches in the recent months has increased and the latest addition is the Bold 9900. We put this...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-07
RIM Classy looks and a perfect fusion of touchscreen and physical keyboard means the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is ideal for both business and pleasure. Review: The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is one classy phone. It's the mobile equivalent of a handsome chap in a s...
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Reviewed on 2011-11-01
Fast processor, Solid design, Responsive keyboard, Clear, sharp display,Poor battery life, No autofocus in camera, No Flash support, 4G data speeds fall short, No haptic feedback on touch screen
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Reviewed on 2011-10-29
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Reviewed on 2011-10-28
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Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor model

QC 8655


Internal RAM

0.75 GB


Display diagonal

7.11 cm (2.8")

Display resolution

640 x 480 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type

Micro-USB B

USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


130 g


66 mm


10.5 mm


115 mm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

800,850,1900,2100 MHz


Internal storage capacity

8 GB

Compatible memory cards

microSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

32 GB


GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed

BlackBerry OS

Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Digital zoom


Face detection
Video recording
Video recording modes


Video stabilizer
Image stabilizer
Flash type




Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

1230 mAh

Talk time (2G)

6.3 h

Standby time (2G)

307.2 h

Talk time (3G)

5.9 h

Standby time (3G)

307.2 h

Continuous audio playback time

50 h

Continuous video playback time

7.4 h


Form factor


Colour of product



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