Leaked Doc Further Confirms Blackberry Bold 9900 August 31st Launch Date, Price Confirmed

Not convinced by yesterday’s Blackberry Bold 9900 release date leak? We’ve got yet another document confirming the very same thing but with one extra bit of information: a $299.99 after $50 MIR rebate. The Blackberry Bold 9900 will be T-Mobile’s first 4G Blackberry with HSPA+ capability up to 14.4Mbps. Sounds good Blackberry fans? We thought so…peak the rest of the doc for more information on things we mostly already knew. Me..I’ll just staring lovingly at the “4G” symbol.

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  • Brad

    I sure hope that $299 price was a typo…

  • Richard

    $299 after MIR on a two year for a blackberry?

    • http://twitter.com/thinktank79 Matt Munson

      makes me thankful i got the htc sensation instead.

  • Xsipnos

    Does anyone know if TMO will carry the Torch in the near future?

    • Twelvezero8

      Nope!

      • Cmanning0385

        it is rumored that they will toward the end of the year

  • Rfgenerator

    I was looking forward to this phone but at $349 before the rebate and a 2 year contract, gotta say I’ll pass.  Especially with the possibility that this phone may lose it’s 3G capabilities prior to the end of a 2 year contract if the ATT buyout goes through and ATT follows through with their plans to reappropriate T-Mobiles 3g spectrum.    Currently the most expensive phone T-Mobile offers on contract is $249 before rebate.  Something tells me that this is part of move to push users away from Blackberry and to more data intensive phones like Android and possible Iphone.  More data = more $$$ for the  the company.

  • Rfgenerator

    I was looking forward to this phone but at $349 before the rebate and a 2 year contract, gotta say I’ll pass.  Especially with the possibility that this phone may lose it’s 3G capabilities prior to the end of a 2 year contract if the ATT buyout goes through and ATT follows through with their plans to reappropriate T-Mobiles 3g spectrum.    Currently the most expensive phone T-Mobile offers on contract is $249 before rebate.  Something tells me that this is part of move to push users away from Blackberry and to more data intensive phones like Android and possible Iphone.  More data = more $$$ for the  the company.

  • Rfgenerator

    I was looking forward to this phone but at $349 before the rebate and a 2 year contract, gotta say I’ll pass.  Especially with the possibility that this phone may lose it’s 3G capabilities prior to the end of a 2 year contract if the ATT buyout goes through and ATT follows through with their plans to reappropriate T-Mobiles 3g spectrum.    Currently the most expensive phone T-Mobile offers on contract is $249 before rebate.  Something tells me that this is part of move to push users away from Blackberry and to more data intensive phones like Android and possible Iphone.  More data = more $$$ for the  the company.

  • Jaygqitalia

    349 upfront? are you kidding .. the Sensation and g2x is cheaper .. 

    • Anonymous

      And both of those suck

      • Jeter_81

        Well said! Who wants a phone that freezes up all the time (G2x) and where the volume buttons randomly fall out (known Sensation issue)?

        • Prod1702

          who wants a 2.8in touchscreen and small ass keys to type

        • Prod1702

          who wants a 2.8in touchscreen and small ass keys to type

  • Jaygqitalia

    349 upfront? are you kidding .. the Sensation and g2x is cheaper .. 

  • http://twitter.com/palmsolo Matthew Miller

    Seriously? If that price is real they are crazy. I would find it tough to pay $199 for a BB running a slightly modified version of an old OS and don’t see much appeal in getting one of these. I’ll hold out for the next Windows Phone or maybe even iPhone 5 device instead. Time to sell my PlayBook :(

  • James

    sounds like a typo, doubt it’s really going to be $350

  • http://twitter.com/kentuckyloan Joel Lobb

    4g. wow

  • http://twitter.com/kentuckyloan Joel Lobb

    4g. wow

  • http://www.espiremarketing.org Harrison

    I hope that price isn’t right – if it is this phone is going to flop.

  • Pikachu

    I’m just curious if it’s even possible that a blackberry can BE a 4G phone. I was under the impression that all data related services were routed through blackberry servers first and then delivered to your phone, that’s how I was trained. I’m my stores BB rep. The reason for this is “compression”, which is why we had it jammed down our throats that with each OS leap, there was a new browser with enhanced compression to deliver the same amount of content using less data. So essentially most of your internet speed is reliant on BLACKBERRYS  server throughput, because all content is compressed first, which in turn, makes the whole process SLOWER. An example is that you can go into ur bb web browser settings and turn image quality down to save data. So you tell the bb servers you want your data with quality loss so you can get it quicker LOL

    Seriously… do any of you remember browsing the web on a blackberry, those arrows at the type right flashing so fast giving you a seizure whereas an android phone just sorta chills for a second and then BLOP the whole page is straight done. Good luck with this, and I will continue to steer customers away from BB until they come out with BB messenger cross platform, and put a capactive touchscreen 4.3″ to the table.

    • Nin Bilg

      You are retarded and know nothing about the relation between network speeds and RIM’s compression methods.  Just stop talking now please.

      • Julian Quarles

        I agree, and for you to “steer” customers away from something that might be a perfect fit for them is just downright dirty, you ought to be ashamed sir.

      • Julian Quarles

        I agree, and for you to “steer” customers away from something that might be a perfect fit for them is just downright dirty, you ought to be ashamed sir.

  • Pikachu

    I’m just curious if it’s even possible that a blackberry can BE a 4G phone. I was under the impression that all data related services were routed through blackberry servers first and then delivered to your phone, that’s how I was trained. I’m my stores BB rep. The reason for this is “compression”, which is why we had it jammed down our throats that with each OS leap, there was a new browser with enhanced compression to deliver the same amount of content using less data. So essentially most of your internet speed is reliant on BLACKBERRYS  server throughput, because all content is compressed first, which in turn, makes the whole process SLOWER. An example is that you can go into ur bb web browser settings and turn image quality down to save data. So you tell the bb servers you want your data with quality loss so you can get it quicker LOL

    Seriously… do any of you remember browsing the web on a blackberry, those arrows at the type right flashing so fast giving you a seizure whereas an android phone just sorta chills for a second and then BLOP the whole page is straight done. Good luck with this, and I will continue to steer customers away from BB until they come out with BB messenger cross platform, and put a capactive touchscreen 4.3″ to the table.

  • Kyle

    What are “Professional multi-takers”?

    • Jeter_81

      Lol, they must be referring to the theives that steal our demo phones every month.

    • Jeter_81

      Lol, they must be referring to the theives that steal our demo phones every month.

  • Kyle

    What are “Professional multi-takers”?

  • Kyle

    What are “Professional multi-takers”?

  • Kyle

    What are “Professional multi-takers”?

  • Youngt82

    Remember this guys, blackberrys has always been expensive phones

  • J-Hop2o6

    Even tho I don’t care for this phone, I thought it was gonna be touch screen?

    • James

      it is.

  • mcm

    woooooooow 299?????

  • mcm

    woooooooow 299?????

  • mcm

    woooooooow 299?????

  • mcm

    woooooooow 299?????

  • Tortionist

    This looks interesting, since it’s supposed to be a touchscreen( although only 2.8 in.) with BlackBerry 7 on it and liquid graphics, supposedly makes it very smooth. I look forward to playing with this one. There’s a few you tube videos. It looks interesting.

  • Tortionist

    WOW!!!!! Talk about redundant on my part…Sorry guys.

  • Tortionist

    Supposedly the processor will run 1.2 GHZ.

  • Abcd

    That is pricey, especially since that 4g phone will only get 2g on att’s network if the merger goes through

    • Mann

      They will gain more towers and add frequency to ATT and visa versa otherwise it wouldnt make sense 

    • Mann

      They will gain more towers and add frequency to ATT and visa versa otherwise it wouldnt make sense 

  • http://twitter.com/WolfKeeper WolfKeeper

    $349 up front? After ten years, it may be time to say goodbye to Blackberry. The phones are no longer innovative, there are really no remaining features that aren’t more advanced on iPhone or Android, and there is no reason for a half screen phone any more. I don’t %$#@! care that the Torch is a carrier exclusive, they need a full screen phone on EVERY provider, not just one. This isn’t five years ago!

  • http://twitter.com/WolfKeeper WolfKeeper

    $349 up front? After ten years, it may be time to say goodbye to Blackberry. The phones are no longer innovative, there are really no remaining features that aren’t more advanced on iPhone or Android, and there is no reason for a half screen phone any more. I don’t %$#@! care that the Torch is a carrier exclusive, they need a full screen phone on EVERY provider, not just one. This isn’t five years ago!

  • Mo

    WOW, with that price tag i mind as well go buy the new android handset or iPhone 4. Asking that much for a phone which has outdated spec and  running OS6.1 and renamed to OS7. $150, i can understand but $299, too much. RIM FAILED and so has T-Mobile

  • Mo

    WOW, with that price tag i mind as well go buy the new android handset or iPhone 4. Asking that much for a phone which has outdated spec and  running OS6.1 and renamed to OS7. $150, i can understand but $299, too much. RIM FAILED and so has T-Mobile

    • http://www.releasedates.co www.releasedates.co

      Ya, the myTouch 4G Slide is $200 w/dual core processing. Much better deal.

  • Guest

    Did anyone bother to read the bottom of the image? That hot sheet is for T-Mobile “dealers” (i.e. not corporate retail locations). It also explicitly states that dealers may subsidize the device however they want. There is no reason to assume that in the corporate sales end it won’t be $249.99 with a $50 rebate ($199.99) like the Bold was when it launched. And yes, the device will be able to punch out “4G” speeds. You’ll get your BBMs faster than light.

  • Trezz09

    With no front facing camera too?!?! This can’t be right. It just can’t be.

  • Re_duvg63

    is not worth it,BB is a step back phone,nothing new,app world is a mess,only if u make business thru and ur company give it to u is ok,android phones are better,BB is dead

    • http://www.TESSCO.com Keys

      For corporate phones that are public, Blackberry is the only possible phone because of the encryption and security provided by the Blackberry Exchange Server. As a way of following SOX requirements thanks to Enron and Worldcom.  (Unless you want to one of those paid services). Microsoft Exchange Active Sync provides very little in this way.  Lost phone BES can wipe device, Active Sync can not.  BES can force a policy for passwords, Active Sync can not. When your Active Directory password expires, The user has to reload it on those other devices.  Not so with Blackberry. For most of my users this is not something they can figure out.

    • http://www.TESSCO.com Keys

      For corporate phones that are public, Blackberry is the only possible phone because of the encryption and security provided by the Blackberry Exchange Server. As a way of following SOX requirements thanks to Enron and Worldcom.  (Unless you want to one of those paid services). Microsoft Exchange Active Sync provides very little in this way.  Lost phone BES can wipe device, Active Sync can not.  BES can force a policy for passwords, Active Sync can not. When your Active Directory password expires, The user has to reload it on those other devices.  Not so with Blackberry. For most of my users this is not something they can figure out.

    • http://www.TESSCO.com Keys

      For corporate phones that are public, Blackberry is the only possible phone because of the encryption and security provided by the Blackberry Exchange Server. As a way of following SOX requirements thanks to Enron and Worldcom.  (Unless you want to one of those paid services). Microsoft Exchange Active Sync provides very little in this way.  Lost phone BES can wipe device, Active Sync can not.  BES can force a policy for passwords, Active Sync can not. When your Active Directory password expires, The user has to reload it on those other devices.  Not so with Blackberry. For most of my users this is not something they can figure out.

    • http://www.TESSCO.com Keys

      For corporate phones that are public, Blackberry is the only possible phone because of the encryption and security provided by the Blackberry Exchange Server. As a way of following SOX requirements thanks to Enron and Worldcom.  (Unless you want to one of those paid services). Microsoft Exchange Active Sync provides very little in this way.  Lost phone BES can wipe device, Active Sync can not.  BES can force a policy for passwords, Active Sync can not. When your Active Directory password expires, The user has to reload it on those other devices.  Not so with Blackberry. For most of my users this is not something they can figure out.

  • Valleyb0y

    camera specs? and is its mechanisms as quick as the 8900 shutters/motor?

  • Mrscheowe

    Price isn’t too bad.  And I’d definitely take this over the iphone.  Ugh.  Hate those things.

  • Chris Esparza

    That’s too much for a BlackBerry with a two-year contract. I don’t wanna pay more than $200.

  • Chris Esparza

    That’s too much for a BlackBerry with a two-year contract. I don’t wanna pay more than $200.

    • Mzmissy

      i agree, the price is making me change my mind bout getting it

      • princesza

        yes its alot of money to be stuck with tmobile for 2 more years. other companys have the phone for 200 dollars why must tmobile customers pay 300?? makes no sense and its also changing my mind on the phone

      • princesza

        yes its alot of money to be stuck with tmobile for 2 more years. other companys have the phone for 200 dollars why must tmobile customers pay 300?? makes no sense and its also changing my mind on the phone

  • Chris Esparza

    That’s too much for a BlackBerry with a two-year contract. I don’t wanna pay more than $200.

  • Guest

    3 words that best  describes this phone is Fast, Smooth & Smart. 
    Might be a good choice instead of that GIANT hercules ….

  • Guest

    3 words that best  describes this phone is Fast, Smooth & Smart. 
    Might be a good choice instead of that GIANT hercules ….

  • Guest

    3 words that best  describes this phone is Fast, Smooth & Smart. 
    Might be a good choice instead of that GIANT hercules ….

  • Josetr

    The back of the box also show NO UMA or WiFI calling.  That is a HUGE negative for this phone.

  • Olzhas

    Does anyone know if it is possible to get unlocked version of Bold 9900?