Blackberry 9900 Previewed On Video, Arriving Late August?

While the Blackberry Bold 9900 may not be the most hotly anticipated T-Mobile phone of the summer there is plenty to get excited about for Blackberry lovers. The addition of a touchscreen combined with Blackberry’s exceptional qwerty keyboard marries together two things Blackberry lovers have longed to see in one device. The boys at Intomobile were lucky enough to get some hands on time with the 9900 and provide some first impressions along with the above hands on video.

As expected there are raves about the Blackberry keyboard expressing an awesome experience. I’m equally happy to read that Marin found that the Bold 9900 powered by a 1.2 GHz processor was “extremely quick and snappy.” Of course the demo unit was a preproduction until so anything can change with the device between now and the time it goes up for sale. Speaking of the release dates our best ninja guess right is the very end of August according to a tip, however rumors have the device getting pushed back till September so it’s up for grabs right now.

Check out Marin’s full first impression at Intomobile!

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  • Tmoguy Bk1

    Nice

  • Tmoguy Bk1

    Nice

  • Jonathan3579

    Anyone else notice it says pussypalace(something) up top? LOL. Nice vid…

  • Jonathan3579

    Anyone else notice it says pussypalace(something) up top? LOL. Nice vid…

    • Anonymous

      LMAO must be the name of his home internet connection

  • Jonathan3579

    Anyone else notice it says pussypalace(something) up top? LOL. Nice vid…

  • Anonymous

    Lmao hahahaha I just notice the pu$$ypalace next to at&t guess someone like to play the mouse in pu$$ypalace

  • nerdlust

    Interesting…. the seems pretty slick

  • Jaygqitalia

    Ive had a blackberry for 2 years .. This is very nice phone , just believe its a year to late. RIM seems very behind

  • Jaygqitalia

    Ive had a blackberry for 2 years .. This is very nice phone , just believe its a year to late. RIM seems very behind

  • Phonejunkie

    Its nice but to little to late RIM..android and iphones beat them to the punch with bigger faster and better devices

  • http://twitter.com/SugarMouth Mark Carruthers

    I’m all over this one!

  • http://twitter.com/SugarMouth Mark Carruthers

    I’m all over this one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    the $189 is what i want, for the price im happy will be happy when i get it

  • Fatgurl23

    No 4G no front facing camera next..android here I come..how does bb expect to keep business people truly connected? I’m not a business person I admit I’m broke and have a crappy job . But I would imagine if I were an important person I would like to have the possibility to make video calls with my bb to other important people without having to take out my laptop. And be able to get good internet speeds on 4G which I doubt this phone supports 4G I bet its a 3G only device, 4g is the new thing right now like it or not u may disagree with me but some people think just cuz they announce a phone as 4g they buy it.

    • http://twitter.com/GuppieJuliettex Guppie Sucre

      This is 4G.

      • Jaygqitalia

        no its not

      • Jaygqitalia

        no its not

    • http://reginaldstinson.com 4GIsOverrated

      Why are people crying about a front face camera, nobody wants to talk and look at your face geesh…. Stop crying about 4g too, it’s overrated and not really a necessity

      • None

        There are other uses for a front faced camera

      • None

        There are other uses for a front faced camera

    • Stephanie29

      I don’t think business users are too worried about having a front facing camera.  Business users love Blackberries for their push email, being able to receive and edit documents from the device, and they have a great battery life.  All the other features are just extra.   I have owned a few BB’s and they are really good phones.  I just got an Android to try something different but I miss my BB Bold.  I am elgible for an upgrade so I will check this phone out when it is released in late August/early September.  

    • duh

      why in the hell do you need a front facing camera… turn your phone around.  This is why America is going in the shits.  People like you can’t take 2 seconds to turn a phone around.  Video chat is stupid especially with the Iphone since you have to be in wifi to do it.  If you’re at home, you may as well go on your laptop or computer to video chat.

  • Tmofosho

    screw things?…those are dock charge “nubs”

  • BlackberryGirl

    It would have been nice if this phone came out last year. It is an improvement for the Bold. Didn’t RIM already have a touch screen phone. I wish RIM would make a phone with the large screen like the iPhone, HTC or Droid. Really like Blackberry, just wish the screen was larger, but this is a step up from the original Bold that I have.

    • Guppie

      Blackberry Monza is going to be fully touch.

  • J. Williams

    Blackberry fans should enjoy this.

  • http://twitter.com/GuppieJuliettex Guppie Sucre

    My mistake, it’s still 3G :(

    • Stephanie29

      ???  When I first read about this phone a few months ago the article said that it will be 4G capable.  If you are goin by what you saw in this little video then don’t.  Its a pre-release.  

  • Anonymous

    Does that say pussypalace at the top?

    • TweetMo

      This poor guy.
      First of all he owns a cat. Pity Point #1
      Second of all when he types “pussypalace” he means cats, not… That’s a HUGE Pity Point #2. Sad :(

    • TweetMo

      This poor guy.
      First of all he owns a cat. Pity Point #1
      Second of all when he types “pussypalace” he means cats, not… That’s a HUGE Pity Point #2. Sad :(

  • Anonymous

    Does that say pussypalace at the top?

  • Anonymous

    I’m getting this cus it say “pussypalace” on it… haha jk.

  • Ayan Daftari

    Why no talk of what 4G Bands it has? I feel like the review is incomplete unless you talk about what bands and internet speeds the phone has to offer. The wifi hotspot would be awesome especially if you have tablet PCs such as the the Ipad or even the Playbook (in my case which I use the Bluetooth tether since my  Bold 9700 doesn’t have its own hotspot). Can’t wait to upgrade now that it’s been 18 months already!

  • Photosport

    The 9900 is my perfect Blackberry.  But as T-Mobile customers, will this be a doorstop once the corrupt AT&T takeover happens?  That’s the only thing preventing me from either being locked into a two-year contract or buying the phone out of contract for $500.  And if I spring for it, will the phone even have any resale value if it’s not compatible with AT&T?  A shame we even have to consider these options.

    • Bob

      Both the BB 9900 and new Torch with have all 3g band on it (AT&T and tmo bands).  They will run AT&T bands as well as Tmobile bands on the same phone.  Rims is aware there is a buyout possibility here.  It’s also cheaper really to sell one model with all the bands to the GSM people.  Why make two modesl that only have a difference of 3 G bands?

      Buy if you want because it will work on AT&T AND Tmobile (it will have the tmobile version of software but they is easily changed if necessary).  AT&T plans on utilizing the tmo 3G bands anyway and probably requested it of Rim itself as a useful addition.

      I do DISAPPROVE of the merger but I’m going to make use of the cheaper tmobiile network for at least 2 more years. AT&T had promised at minimum to honor 2 year contracts.  That save me money even if I’m on AT&T.  I can drop when AT&T tries to raise my prices.

  • Anonymous

    That phone was running on AT&T 3G. 

  • Mix

    RIP RIM.

  • Mix

    RIP RIM.

  • Hank

    In other words same phone with a faster processor! Nothing new or exciting. Hence the reason why the  PlayBook was a complete failure. I gave up on Blackberry a long time ago, I suggest you do the same. RIP RIM!

  • Bert Payton

    did anybody notice his wifi network? do you host a porn site? hahaha

    • Respawn

      Yeah, way to tell the world how little (if any) you get. See the cat? That’s possibly all the poor guy gets.

      On topic, though, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 looks amazing!  I left T-Mobile after 4 years last week (moving to the United Kingdom), but they are a great company and deserve great phones like this. What they don’t deserve is what AT&T has in store for them and their customers.

  • Getreal

    I don’t know what to think about this.  Part of me wants to love this device, but I think this should have come out a year ago.  Apple is releasing iPhone 5 soon (with iOS 5).  The iPhone 4 already has the ability to hook up a bluetooth keyboard, HDMI/VGA out for giving Keynote presentations, and front facing camera.  The iPhone is, at least for me, eliminating the need to have a computer.

    This phone doesn’t have any of that.  It is just faster with touchscreen.  Nothing that I really need to dump my 9780 to get something like this.  Blackberry better get their act together or as one person said, RIP RIM.

  • Getreal

    I don’t know what to think about this.  Part of me wants to love this device, but I think this should have come out a year ago.  Apple is releasing iPhone 5 soon (with iOS 5).  The iPhone 4 already has the ability to hook up a bluetooth keyboard, HDMI/VGA out for giving Keynote presentations, and front facing camera.  The iPhone is, at least for me, eliminating the need to have a computer.

    This phone doesn’t have any of that.  It is just faster with touchscreen.  Nothing that I really need to dump my 9780 to get something like this.  Blackberry better get their act together or as one person said, RIP RIM.

    • Stephanie29

      I am sick of everyone comparing everything with the iPhone.  Smh

    • Anonymous

      Personally, I dont think Blackberry should be chasing after the touchscreen market at all. Not with the present Situation. Apple and Android are Software KIngs. They have enough money to headhunt the best software UI/design/magic gurus in the world.

      No offense to Waterloo but Canada aint California/San Fran.

      What you do have is some really great Waterloo engineers who make the best keyboards i’ve ever seen. Why not cut down on overhead and focus on your Blackberry Bold OS? Make sure the SDK gets reworked for HIgh bandwidth data and APP services.

      And what idiot buys phones with capacitive buttons?

    • Ken J

      Yah, and how often do you really use that front facing camera? On ANY phone that has it? It’s a gimmick, people might use it for the first week just to play with it, but then 99.9% of the rest of the time it’ll never get used. Well, unless you’re a girl and you take a billion photos of yourself…

      Anyway, the BB is so much more flexible and useful than a iPhone, just without the flash and the gimmicks. Ringtones can be HIGH quality mp3′s, not 128kbps ringtone files that need to be formatted first before they work, I don’t need to install that HORRIBLE software itunes on my computer, you can change notification sounds for everything individually, not just for phone calls while texts and email you only get to choose from a small list or don’t get to choose at all like with the iphone, one button speed dial, no need to turn on the screen, select phone dialing, then speed dial, I literally just unholster the phone and press one button and I’m connected on a call, the BB handles push content so much better in my opinion, emails are much faster than with iphone, and so many more things that make BB so much better than the iphone. I’ll NEVER replace my PC with anything apple, much less the iphone… You must do very little with your computer if you can replace it with the iphone…

    • Ken J

      Yah, and how often do you really use that front facing camera? On ANY phone that has it? It’s a gimmick, people might use it for the first week just to play with it, but then 99.9% of the rest of the time it’ll never get used. Well, unless you’re a girl and you take a billion photos of yourself…

      Anyway, the BB is so much more flexible and useful than a iPhone, just without the flash and the gimmicks. Ringtones can be HIGH quality mp3′s, not 128kbps ringtone files that need to be formatted first before they work, I don’t need to install that HORRIBLE software itunes on my computer, you can change notification sounds for everything individually, not just for phone calls while texts and email you only get to choose from a small list or don’t get to choose at all like with the iphone, one button speed dial, no need to turn on the screen, select phone dialing, then speed dial, I literally just unholster the phone and press one button and I’m connected on a call, the BB handles push content so much better in my opinion, emails are much faster than with iphone, and so many more things that make BB so much better than the iphone. I’ll NEVER replace my PC with anything apple, much less the iphone… You must do very little with your computer if you can replace it with the iphone…

    • Ken J

      Yah, and how often do you really use that front facing camera? On ANY phone that has it? It’s a gimmick, people might use it for the first week just to play with it, but then 99.9% of the rest of the time it’ll never get used. Well, unless you’re a girl and you take a billion photos of yourself…

      Anyway, the BB is so much more flexible and useful than a iPhone, just without the flash and the gimmicks. Ringtones can be HIGH quality mp3′s, not 128kbps ringtone files that need to be formatted first before they work, I don’t need to install that HORRIBLE software itunes on my computer, you can change notification sounds for everything individually, not just for phone calls while texts and email you only get to choose from a small list or don’t get to choose at all like with the iphone, one button speed dial, no need to turn on the screen, select phone dialing, then speed dial, I literally just unholster the phone and press one button and I’m connected on a call, the BB handles push content so much better in my opinion, emails are much faster than with iphone, and so many more things that make BB so much better than the iphone. I’ll NEVER replace my PC with anything apple, much less the iphone… You must do very little with your computer if you can replace it with the iphone…

  • Getreal

    I don’t know what to think about this.  Part of me wants to love this device, but I think this should have come out a year ago.  Apple is releasing iPhone 5 soon (with iOS 5).  The iPhone 4 already has the ability to hook up a bluetooth keyboard, HDMI/VGA out for giving Keynote presentations, and front facing camera.  The iPhone is, at least for me, eliminating the need to have a computer.

    This phone doesn’t have any of that.  It is just faster with touchscreen.  Nothing that I really need to dump my 9780 to get something like this.  Blackberry better get their act together or as one person said, RIP RIM.

  • Monicak71

    see… i love my blackberry bold 9700… this would be my next phone if it had a front face camera….. this phone would steal iphoners away. 

  • SpotThe Dog

    Lol look at his wifi network’s name

    • Guest

      cuzwehavecats…

  • zzzzz….

    the things i STILL like about bb – dependable phone performance with intuitive contact/calendar/phone integration, UMA (on tmo), consistent and dependable email performance, and longest battery life of any smartphone.

    Love android on my tablet, but battery life continues to be abysmal, ipad/phone has similar battery issues.  Heavy usage won’t get through a long day.

    But- i DO wish tmo would get some torch love – larger screen is definitely in the ‘i need’ column.

  • zzzzz….

    the things i STILL like about bb – dependable phone performance with intuitive contact/calendar/phone integration, UMA (on tmo), consistent and dependable email performance, and longest battery life of any smartphone.

    Love android on my tablet, but battery life continues to be abysmal, ipad/phone has similar battery issues.  Heavy usage won’t get through a long day.

    But- i DO wish tmo would get some torch love – larger screen is definitely in the ‘i need’ column.

  • zzzzz….

    the things i STILL like about bb – dependable phone performance with intuitive contact/calendar/phone integration, UMA (on tmo), consistent and dependable email performance, and longest battery life of any smartphone.

    Love android on my tablet, but battery life continues to be abysmal, ipad/phone has similar battery issues.  Heavy usage won’t get through a long day.

    But- i DO wish tmo would get some torch love – larger screen is definitely in the ‘i need’ column.