Blackberry Bold 9900 “Coming Soon” Says T-Mobile, No Wi-Fi Calling At Launch

The Blackberry Bold 9900 is ready to make its arrival on T-Mobile’s network sometime in the near future as T-Mobile has posted internal docs previewing the device as “coming soon.” Of course all signs point toward August 31st as the arrival date. That’s “soon” right?

What’s truly interesting about the second image we received is listed under the specs: no Wi-Fi calling, UMA or Wi-Fi Hotspot. The image expressly tells us that these particular features are a no go at this time. However, according to the folks at MobileSyrup a leaked document for Canadian carrier Rogers indicates the UMA feature will “not be available at launch — enabled via software update at future timeframe.” We’ll assume that the means the update is coming from RIM and that it will be a worldwide update to Blackberry Bold 9900 users. Without this feature at launch we wonder if Blackberry isn’t risking some immediate sales on T-Mobile or other UMA supporting carriers if the 9900 lacks UMA.

Still, the Blackberry Bold 9900 is going to be the best Blackberry yet and with 4G on board along with the always great Blackberry keyboard this is definitely THE Blackberry to get.


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  • Carriemusakwan

    I was sooo excited and ready to go straight to the tmobile store this wednesday and replace my curve with this phone.  Then I learned there will be no wifi calling and since I do not get a signal at my house I am very very sad to say I will not be purchasing it :(

  • DISAPPOINTED

    I was going to get Blackberry Bold 990 until I found out that it will not have wifi calling.  I do not get a signal in my office.  It looks that I wil stay with my Blackberry Curve 8900.

  • Jafo991

    I hate rim for doing this

  • Jafo991

    I hate rim for doing this

  • Jafo991

    I hate rim for doing this

  • Jafo991

    so let me get this right.  I will have to launch an app everytime I want to make a wifi call? anybody? 

    • Sounya78

      Yeah, it would be an app like on the android phones.  And it doesn’t sound as good as UMA either.  AND they haven’t really released it–if they really are even going to release it.

  • Quincydill

    It says at this time guys…i’m sure they will update it. Stop getting your panties in a knot and start reading like they taught you back in kindergarten.

    • StephMiller89123

      Spoken like someone who doesn’t need to replace their phone RIGHT now.  I’ve had the phone since the beginning of the month, and it sucks.  Hardly any service, anywhere.  I’m done with this phone, and don’t care whether they eventually get around to doing what should have been done at the beginning.  This sounds to me like the folks at AT&T are already taking over, putting out products before they are ready for prime time, overcharging for them, and on and on and on. 

  • Nellycandela

    will there be a white one available?

  • Nellycandela

    will there be a white one available?

  • Lidolstarx

    when is white comming out

  • Kan

    No UMA on Blackberry 9900 is a deal breaker. :(

  • Kan

    No UMA on Blackberry 9900 is a deal breaker. :(

  • Basket case

    No UMA + no sale

  • Basket case

    No UMA + no sale

  • http://twitter.com/BigEFromDaBX Big E

    I been itching for this phone and went to T-Mobile today.  Not only is it over priced but they wanted me to pay $300 then pay the difference which was another $300 in installments and on top of that, I have to sign a contract.  LOL.  Thats crazy.  So not only do you have to pay an ETF of $200 but on top of that you have to pay the difference of the phone if you cancelled your contract.  Still itching for it, I said “what the heck” i will get it anyways but the phone didnt have wifi calling or mobile hotspot and  the store was giving me different info on pricing  than customer service was.  After all that i figure someting is telling me not to buy it right now.  So i gave up and left the store.

  • GizmoGirl

    Everyone I talk to at T-Mobile (tech support or in-store) says wi-fi calling will be an over the air update released in Q4, some say October…but no one has official date.  I was disappointed too on 8/31 when I went to purchase and couldn’t …I live in a no-service area and depend on UMA.

  • Lildavid713

    to BIG E yeah they dun have the payment plan if u do it..they make u pay FULL PRICE NOW..so its better payin it 400 pretty much cost me almost 400 like 380 ?…it is crazy man…..

  • Lildavid713

    They use to let u make payment plan like 60 bucks for 4 months or wutever..but now they change the rules…which is stupid n said if u wanna do payment plan have to pay FULL PRICE for the phone..which is DUMB…really DUMB..they just tryin to get the money faster and full money….upgrade fee costed 40 bucks!! ridiclous..but worth it b ut still expensive if u upgradin or signin 2 yr contract with them againz…

  • MR. ROMEO

    I AM HOT… NOW I MUST CONTINUE USING MY 9700 CAUSE I GET NO SIGNAL IN MY HOUSE… THIS IS SOME BS… AND I PAID 600 BUCKS FOR THIS DAMN PHONE

  • Scorpioilya2011

    The lack of UMA calling is the reason I”m not buying it, as well as the severe penalty for battery life. Without UMA calls, and a long battery, the blackberry becomes just a severely behind-the-times phone.

  • Ahoy4393

    When does the white version of the 9900 for tmobile come out?