Blackberry Bold 9900 Starts Appearing On Store Material, Aims For August 31st Release

We’ve been calling for a late August release for the Blackberry Bold 9900 for quite a while now and thanks to a leak provided to the boys at PhoneArena that timeframe looks to be all but confirmed by Magenta herself. While the two-year contract price is unknown we do know the phone will come with a $50 mail in rebate that requires a $20 data plan attachment.

On top of that we are getting glimpses at some store marketing material as that shows the Blackberry 9900. We’re eager to get our hands on the Blackberry Bold 9900 if only to relive Blackberry’s glory days and see just how they’ve perfected an already excellent handset. If only QNX was on board, Blackberry might have a real star on their hands.

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  • Mikex915

    So it’s 4g right? HSPA+ 14.4?

    • J!nkz

      i dont see any reason it wouldnt be… the 9780 was already 3.5g

      • tony

        NEVER CHANGE A WINNING HORS..sorry for my english..blackberry have one of the best designs on smartphone market… for me the masarati , ferrari , lamborghini, from the smartphone world…i stay to blackberry… bye

    • J!nkz

      i dont see any reason it wouldnt be… the 9780 was already 3.5g

  • SJB

    Can’t wait!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Reed/1530570047 Paul Reed

    More “meh”

  • Mrobryant

    Its about time…

  • Jeter_81

    Man I can’t wait! It’s almost time to retire my 9780.

  • Anonymous

    wow a blackberry that looks like every other blackberry! HOW EXCITING. good lord how is RIM still in business?

  • Anonymous

    wow a blackberry that looks like every other blackberry! HOW EXCITING. good lord how is RIM still in business?

    • Joel C

      And you say this because Androids and iPhones all look completely unique from each other.

    • Joel C

      And you say this because Androids and iPhones all look completely unique from each other.

      • Jeter_81

        Exactlyy! No one ever talks about how the iPhone design never changes much, or how HTC makes the same slate style 4″ phones year after year. If a design works for your company, why change it?

        • Bratty

          No one talks about the iPhone design never changing much – errrrrr……thats coz it changes yearly. There are dozens of Android phones that are different. Maybe you need to stop defending BB and start opening your eyes to how the phone market has changed. 

        • Bratty

          No one talks about the iPhone design never changing much – errrrrr……thats coz it changes yearly. There are dozens of Android phones that are different. Maybe you need to stop defending BB and start opening your eyes to how the phone market has changed. 

      • Jeter_81

        Exactlyy! No one ever talks about how the iPhone design never changes much, or how HTC makes the same slate style 4″ phones year after year. If a design works for your company, why change it?

      • Anonymous

        i duno man, my mytouch slide looks nothing like an iphone.

        course i also have three times more applications than a blackberry, but hey i guess if you like to limit yourself…

    • Joel C

      And you say this because Androids and iPhones all look completely unique from each other.

    • TomRXE

      Wow, an iPhone that looks like every other iPhone!
      Wow, an Android that looks like every other Android!

      Ever think that people tend to prefer the look of their phone, be it BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or whatever?!

  • P-Dubs

    I don’t care how awesome Android or iphone or any other phone. I can instantly chat with my family and friends overseas, and send pics of my baby and send my parents videos of my baby starting to walk and so on for FREE using blackberry. And that my friend, makes blackberry the most awesome phone. End of discussion. 

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ImpyChick pantlesspenguin

      Um, what? You do know that Android devices can do this too, right? Why do you assume they can’t? A good friend of mine moved to Israel last year and we constantly keep in touch on our Android phones. We can even video chat, which currently isn’t available on blackberry.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ImpyChick pantlesspenguin

      Um, what? You do know that Android devices can do this too, right? Why do you assume they can’t? A good friend of mine moved to Israel last year and we constantly keep in touch on our Android phones. We can even video chat, which currently isn’t available on blackberry.

      • Online

        well with wifi android might be free, but BBM and blackberry email etc. is free over the gsm network when you have certain plans or international BB service. Try data usage without wifi outside of your home country and check your bill.

      • Online

        well with wifi android might be free, but BBM and blackberry email etc. is free over the gsm network when you have certain plans or international BB service. Try data usage without wifi outside of your home country and check your bill.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/ImpyChick pantlesspenguin

          That’s true with ANY platform, I think.  I was under the impression that P-Dubs is refering to talking with family and friends who LIVE overseas.  Like P-Dubs lives in the US and she/he’s talking to friends and family in, say, Spain.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JC44BHR7BXRPRHTUCIHNV7VXIQ Pinky ♪

    Soooooooo;
    Is the screen the same size as the 9700/80?

    • NathanT.

      No it is bigger.

    • Dfgldfkgdlf

      believe you will love it.

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    • Dfgldfkgdlf

      believe you will love it.

      ====(www)( bestniceshoes )(com)

      BEST QUALITY GUARANTEE!!

      There are many fashion clothes high-heeled
      shoes

  • chucktownhottie

    touchscreen bold huh….sounds nice!

  • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

    We use 9700 and 9780 here at work and they’re hogs. Hopefully 4g for this model will make a difference.

  • j b

    Blackberry was an awesome innovator back in the day… I wish they would catch up I have a feeling it is the short sightedness of one of the co-ceo’s that is causing them to get behind… How I wish a BB would come out that can play android games, run netflix, posses a 1.2ghz X2 processer,480×800  and finally an 8MP camera.  

  • j b

    An on screen keyboard does not exist that compares to the feel and confidence of a bb physical keyboard. :)

  • j b

    An on screen keyboard does not exist that compares to the feel and confidence of a bb physical keyboard. :)

  • Brad

    Alright fellas stop hating on blackberry it’s coming back, the bold 9900/9930 touch screen is a very good looking phone (blackberry’s thinnest one yet), and yes it lacks some functions of the iphone/andriod i.e. facetime etc but everyone can agree your BB phone can perform any tasks necassary. It ran the industry back in the day and the brand still has that sharp feel to it. If you want a phone thats sleek, capable, and made to get things done stick with BB, there is a future. – Peace ….Iphones are for little girls 

  • Brad

    Alright fellas stop hating on blackberry it’s coming back, the bold 9900/9930 touch screen is a very good looking phone (blackberry’s thinnest one yet), and yes it lacks some functions of the iphone/andriod i.e. facetime etc but everyone can agree your BB phone can perform any tasks necassary. It ran the industry back in the day and the brand still has that sharp feel to it. If you want a phone thats sleek, capable, and made to get things done stick with BB, there is a future. – Peace ….Iphones are for little girls 

  • Laura

    Love that it requires minumum $20 data package. Because then all customers would add the $10 one. It helps us reps out with our sales.

  • D_Trauth

    BB since 2002 AKA BLUEBERRY USER!!! I DONT THINK I WILL EVER LEAVE BB… I use my PHONE TO MAKE MONEY, not play games…. I HAVE my BB Playbook for that *with all the andriod and BB app world APPS!!! I CANT WAIT To USE THE BRIDGE ON this phone, I Get it when the WiFi works for voice

  • D_Trauth

    BB since 2002 AKA BLUEBERRY USER!!! I DONT THINK I WILL EVER LEAVE BB… I use my PHONE TO MAKE MONEY, not play games…. I HAVE my BB Playbook for that *with all the andriod and BB app world APPS!!! I CANT WAIT To USE THE BRIDGE ON this phone, I Get it when the WiFi works for voice