Blackberry Bold 9900 Already Out Of Stock

Well that took no time at all as the Blackberry Bold 9900 is already listed as “Out-of-Stock” on T-Mobile.com less than 24 hours after the phone launched. We anticipated that Blackberry users on the Magenta network would eagerly scoop the Bold 9900 up but we didn’t expect it to sell out within one day. Congratulations RIM, you’ve still got an audience after all.

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  • Evilnoriega

    Why is this blog so dismissive and condisending to BlackBerry and BlackBerry users? Their are still millions of users domestically and as a Tmo customer I follow this blog but it comes of as very bias and what worse is that BlackBerry is a company that wants to sell phones on Magenta unlike Apple which is constantly being blogged about without it being available through Tmo. Support the phones support our beloved Magenta.

  • bleeh

    there going to raise the prices since its selling so fast, kind of what they did with the g2x.

  • bleeh

    there going to raise the prices since its selling so fast, kind of what they did with the g2x.

  • bleeh

    there going to raise the prices since its selling so fast, kind of what they did with the g2x.

  • http://twitter.com/SeanKelleher Sean Kelleher

    This blog has some good news, but like Evilnoriega said, it is very biased and is to Android as BGR is to Apple. I bought my 9900 yesterday, the day it launched, and was there at 10am when the doors opened. There was NO display model (no dummy unit or anything), no pricing info up yet, the manager told me she was just trained on it the day before, the only employee in the store first saw the device as she was handing me the working display model that was in the back, and then had the nerve to try and sell me some overpriced case which she acted like she knew everything about.

    I thought it was really unprofessional of them to be so unaware of a product that is clearly (though initially) a hit. I pretty much knew how my local T-Mobile stores were bracing for sales when most of the stores I called said they only had about 6 in stock. There was an older lady picking up the Curve 9300, and T-Mobile store manager put the mini-disc with Desktop Manager INTO the CD drive of the lady’s Mac (Macs don’t take those). After prying it out with a paperclip, I, just there to buy my dream phone, ended up helping the old lady download the Mac Desktop Manager from the BlackBerry website, before the T-Mobile employees did anything else absolutely wrong.

    • Guest

      “This blog has some good news, but like Evilnoriega said, it is very biased and is to Android as BGR is to Apple.”

      Not really. The operator of this blog is known to prefer the iPhone.

    • http://twitter.com/Emir_Mu Emir Muhic

      Sh!t, wait till iPhone comes to Tmobile. Every Android user will be treated the way you were treated when you went to buy your Bold.
       Companies just suck up to what’s the latest, what makes them the most money. You think they would have treated you that way 3 years ago when BlackBerry was best selling phone? No they wouldn’t. The same thing will happen to Android users when Android is no longer as popular as it is now.

    • http://twitter.com/Emir_Mu Emir Muhic

      Sh!t, wait till iPhone comes to Tmobile. Every Android user will be treated the way you were treated when you went to buy your Bold.
       Companies just suck up to what’s the latest, what makes them the most money. You think they would have treated you that way 3 years ago when BlackBerry was best selling phone? No they wouldn’t. The same thing will happen to Android users when Android is no longer as popular as it is now.

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

    The crackberry addicts got em all!

  • guest

    i really wanted the 9900 but with the 600 dollar price tag, i would rather just get the gs2 unlocked that has a way better screen and its android

  • guest

    i really wanted the 9900 but with the 600 dollar price tag, i would rather just get the gs2 unlocked that has a way better screen and its android

  • CO_yeti

    FYI Tmo isn’t placing large handset orders with manufactures (to save every last penny), so I would suspect this has as much to do with low starting inventory as demand.

  • CO_yeti

    FYI Tmo isn’t placing large handset orders with manufactures (to save every last penny), so I would suspect this has as much to do with low starting inventory as demand.

  • CO_yeti

    FYI Tmo isn’t placing large handset orders with manufactures (to save every last penny), so I would suspect this has as much to do with low starting inventory as demand.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    its not sold out, its tmo’s trick! since no one buys blackberry, tmo acted as if it was sold out!

    • Zv

      lol ya sure

  • Marc89

    They could not have sold that many.  It isn’t that great a device!  seriously!  I have a 9780 and tried one…I wasn’t that impressed.  And it had no UMA (wifi voice)!  I use that a ton at work where tmo signal doesn’t make it well through the building.

  • Anam

    more are being produced right now 

  • Anam

    more are being produced right now 

  • berry is fast

    Majority of andriod users are rookie non power users. They use their phones as a toy. Sure there are serious andriod users of course. I am using a 9900 now and it is a supwr phone. I challenge ANY andriod user to set their “email ferch” to once per minute (which is still slow in business), keep bluetooth on and use a headset like you should be while driving, spend a reasonable time on the phone, keep your wifi on, then run an app like google maps, etc, Your phone will need to be charged by noon!!! I need email to push instantly, I need battery life, I need voice to sound lifelike. Blackberry are the toughest phones I have ever experienced. I have no idea what people are talking about that claim lockups…I get every new model and not have lockups. I had an android for 6 months are hated it. Simple tasks are so slow to preform. Cut and paste from an email and create a calander appt from it which is a REAL business function. Andriod are slow for this and are clumsy and will leave you tethered to a wall charger. Androd users can stuff their “every 15 min email fetch”

    • Jwicks82

      jesus herman christ dude……..angry much. What did android do to you, huh? c’mon, tell your pal wicks………wait, are you a ifan boy disguised as a berry user? nice move apple but im not buying it.

    • Anonymous

      Android must have pissed you off sir.. Its really not that deep to get so frustrated. Besides you must have had one of last years androids which were crap but the new ones aren’t. Sorry you are having a bad day.

    • Guest

      My work-issued phone is a Blackberry Bold 9650. My personal phone is a Sensation 4G. Based on my extensive experience with both, Android is light years beyond Blackberry. Other than the polished e-mail software and a longer battery life (attribute the latter to a smaller screen and less processes going on), Blackberry is nowhere near Android in terms of user experience, capability and productivity. Perhaps there’s a good reason that my employer, comprised of 1,500 staff members, is exploring the feasibility of moving away from Blackberry?

      • zacamandapio

        Comes down to preference in my opinion.  And light years I believe it’s a bit of a stretch.  Battery life is not just for the screen size.  BlackBerry has a very economical (compacted) OS that can multi-task with no issues at all. 
        I guess it would be like saying the Bugatti Veyron is the “best” car in the world because it’s the fastest.  Or like saying the Chevy 2500HD is the “best” car/truck/vehicle because it can haul the most.
        Not everyone needs “fastest”.  Not everyone needs “strongest”. 
        Reliability, connectivity, ease of use, solid device, excellent for messaging (email, mms, sms, IM).
        As mentioned before, they all have their advantages and disadvantages.
        To each their own.
        Good luck with everyone switching (honestly).

      • Anonymous

        what makes your Android more productive than a Blackberry?

      • Anonymous

        what makes your Android more productive than a Blackberry?

    • http://twitter.com/Emir_Mu Emir Muhic

      I’m pretty sure your 9900 will need to be charged by noon as well if you use it that much. 

      I’m using a 9900 as well and the battery is nowhere near what it was on some of the older phones (9700, 8900, 9300, 8820 for example). I’ve had it for a week now and it has never lasted full day (say 8a-11p).

      • zacamandapio

        Emir Muhic,
        I agree with you.  This device eats the battery faster than the older BBs.  But if you recall, the BlackBerry 9000 when it came out it had issues as well.  I think there are issues whenever there’s a first of some kind.  I believe some issues will be solved with software updates.  If not I will still keep it.

    • zacamandapio

      As an Android user since the original Dream (G1) I would tell you all platforms have their ups and downs (advantages and disadvantages).  I love them all, if I could afford them I would have one of each platform.  But BlackBerry works for me right now (for whatever reason).
      Just don’t be angry.
      Smile, it’s a long weekend.
      W00t W00t!!!!

    • zacamandapio

      As an Android user since the original Dream (G1) I would tell you all platforms have their ups and downs (advantages and disadvantages).  I love them all, if I could afford them I would have one of each platform.  But BlackBerry works for me right now (for whatever reason).
      Just don’t be angry.
      Smile, it’s a long weekend.
      W00t W00t!!!!

  • berry is fast

    Majority of andriod users are rookie non power users. They use their phones as a toy. Sure there are serious andriod users of course. I am using a 9900 now and it is a supwr phone. I challenge ANY andriod user to set their “email ferch” to once per minute (which is still slow in business), keep bluetooth on and use a headset like you should be while driving, spend a reasonable time on the phone, keep your wifi on, then run an app like google maps, etc, Your phone will need to be charged by noon!!! I need email to push instantly, I need battery life, I need voice to sound lifelike. Blackberry are the toughest phones I have ever experienced. I have no idea what people are talking about that claim lockups…I get every new model and not have lockups. I had an android for 6 months are hated it. Simple tasks are so slow to preform. Cut and paste from an email and create a calander appt from it which is a REAL business function. Andriod are slow for this and are clumsy and will leave you tethered to a wall charger. Androd users can stuff their “every 15 min email fetch”

  • Ryetak7

    My store sold out in a few hours.

  • Purenupe1

    The stores only carried a few, because only a few people were gonna be dumb enough to shell out $600 for a gap fill handset. dont get me wrong, I want to upgrade to the combo touch and keyboard but is it worth the price? Hec noooooooo! Tmobile has gone crazy with the upgrade fee and outrageous deposit for the phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bassam-El-azzeh/1057698400 Bassam El-azzeh

      $214.00 at Walmart check it out.

  • Twelvezero8

    You guys buy into what the media is saying if you want. RIM is still strong and will be around for years and years to come. from all that i have heard from people that have the phone is that it’s AMAZING!

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

    and how much did RIM pay Tmo to choke the supply to make people think its so “hip and cool” that throngs of people bought the phone that its out of stock?

    its that new fangled RIM marketing plan: “Make People think other people buy it”

    but i might be wrong people may be dumb enough to buy a $299 phone on contract….

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

    and how much did RIM pay Tmo to choke the supply to make people think its so “hip and cool” that throngs of people bought the phone that its out of stock?

    its that new fangled RIM marketing plan: “Make People think other people buy it”

    but i might be wrong people may be dumb enough to buy a $299 phone on contract….

    • Dewey Cox

      More than likely they shipped light because they had low expectations. 

      RIM has a solid ( yet smaller) fan base. Also remember, peoples older BB’s need to be replaced.

    • Dewey Cox

      More than likely they shipped light because they had low expectations. 

      RIM has a solid ( yet smaller) fan base. Also remember, peoples older BB’s need to be replaced.

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

    and how much did RIM pay Tmo to choke the supply to make people think its so “hip and cool” that throngs of people bought the phone that its out of stock?

    its that new fangled RIM marketing plan: “Make People think other people buy it”

    but i might be wrong people may be dumb enough to buy a $299 phone on contract….

  • Aruksha

    It’s back again on tmobile site. It has got 13 positive review as well.

  • http://profiles.google.com/s10shane Shane Stenson

    wow it looks the same as my blackberry curve 8900 without the track ball did back in 09… blackberry’s look the same till today.. no wonder most people bailed and went to android like i did.. lol.. blackberry at this point is dead.. android and apple have taken over by far.

    • http://twitter.com/Emir_Mu Emir Muhic

      Ummmm so do all iPhones and Android phones. Take a look at every HTC Android phone. They all look the same. Take a look at all Samsung Android phones, they all look the same as well. Take a look at all the iPhones, yup, you guessed it, they all look the same.

      If you’re going to criticize BlackBerry phones at least find something that’s worth criticizing.

    • D1 Netz

      I have a BB9900 on TMO now for 2 weeks (business account and I had a 8900 also in the past. For me 9900 is absolutely great. Speed, feel, quality, design. It looks a little similar to the 8900 but once you have used both for a while you will see the difference. What needs to be improved on 9900: the line between 1st row buttons (flat pannel) below the display has a transition that can be done better. Language support (input language not yet available in the full variety – that bugs me most, only English and Spanish so far) and UMA which will need an update ASAP.
      For business use this is the ideal phone for my needs.

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • Anonymous

      did i miss something? what’s so funny

    • http://twitter.com/jimubalde jim ubalde

      and the iphone is still the same since the day they released it.  The icons and the home screen are still the same. The androids too they all look the same, with just minor difference of the clock design on the home screen. RIM removed the trackball and replace it with a touchpad. More functional to me than a single recessed button whose only function is to go to home.

  • None

    Just for some perspective, how many units does a store usually get on another new release?  Wildfire S for example?  Just curious.  It sounds like some stores got 5-7 of these.  Is that normal?                                                                   

  • Anonymous

    SHOW ME THE NUMBERRRS!

  • RAWshadTX

    II’m surprise it sold out. Really am.

  • Which way is Up?

    All of the hate on RIM, lol.

    I have T Mobile as my personal carrier and rock a Sensation. My company uses Sprint and I just upgraded to the 9930 over the 9650.  For the first time in my life using a BB (my 4th BB, btw), the 9900/9930 has more Pro’s vs. Con’s.  The screen is very bright and crisp (VGA resolution on a 2.8″ is awesome, you don’t need WVGA or qHD on that small of a screen), the keyboard is a fantastic experience (2nd to none unless compared to the Touch Pro2) and you can get a solid day’s worth of web, text, email and calls before the battery gives up.

    What I don’t like is the fixed focus camera (the stills aren’t bad though, I’ve had worse on previous phones) and my biggest gripe is the fact that web sites dont auto resize after pinching to zoom.  You still have to scroll left and right as with ALL previous BB’s before the Bold Touch. 

    With that being said, the phone is gorgeous.  The real aluminum vs silver colored plastic was a fantastic addition.  It feels great in the hand and has looks to match.  The build of this BB is nothing like any previous BB.  All in all, if I left my Sensation at home and only had my BB9930/9900, I wouldn’t fret at all…

    BTW, it’s priced so high on contract because this particular model is geared for business users, the Curve and Pearl models are the “regular consumer” versions with a price to match.  The Curve Touch was $150, the Bold Touch was $250 (at Sprint).  RIM is cake’ing off of the business professionals…

    • ogopogo

      I agree with your assessment of the new phone. Nice device. I would add to the “gripe” list that the lack of UMA will keep my on my 9700 Bold for the time being.

  • Which way is Up?

    All of the hate on RIM, lol.

    I have T Mobile as my personal carrier and rock a Sensation. My company uses Sprint and I just upgraded to the 9930 over the 9650.  For the first time in my life using a BB (my 4th BB, btw), the 9900/9930 has more Pro’s vs. Con’s.  The screen is very bright and crisp (VGA resolution on a 2.8″ is awesome, you don’t need WVGA or qHD on that small of a screen), the keyboard is a fantastic experience (2nd to none unless compared to the Touch Pro2) and you can get a solid day’s worth of web, text, email and calls before the battery gives up.

    What I don’t like is the fixed focus camera (the stills aren’t bad though, I’ve had worse on previous phones) and my biggest gripe is the fact that web sites dont auto resize after pinching to zoom.  You still have to scroll left and right as with ALL previous BB’s before the Bold Touch. 

    With that being said, the phone is gorgeous.  The real aluminum vs silver colored plastic was a fantastic addition.  It feels great in the hand and has looks to match.  The build of this BB is nothing like any previous BB.  All in all, if I left my Sensation at home and only had my BB9930/9900, I wouldn’t fret at all…

    BTW, it’s priced so high on contract because this particular model is geared for business users, the Curve and Pearl models are the “regular consumer” versions with a price to match.  The Curve Touch was $150, the Bold Touch was $250 (at Sprint).  RIM is cake’ing off of the business professionals…

  • Anony

    go to a store

    • TD

      Stores are sold out.  I went to 3 stores here in Miami, they each opened at 10:00AM, and all of them sold within 1 hour of opening.

  • Fit

    It’s not out of stock there’s a system error adding web & features to the device in the ordering system // good attempt tho

  • repinMD

    Our store got 5 at launch…we still have all 5 lol. Our demo freezes and restarts so i personally think they “pulled” them due to the software errors

  • Lordoff2

     So much for all the “overpriced” comments…I’m about to cry

  • Lordoff2

     So much for all the “overpriced” comments…I’m about to cry

  • Arthur64

    The stores were only initially shipped 5 unless it was a high volume store. Our market saw an average of one sold per day per store. We have two left after 3 days. When compared to the rush to buy phones like the HD2 where we sold out of our daily allowance for weeks in a row (for what turned out to be a horrible phone) I would hardly say this has been a great success so far. The BB pros looking for something new will likely be the strongest market for now until the inevitable price drop. I have nothing really bad to say about the phone, it does have a quality feel in the hand and the increased size of keyboard and screen do make both far more usable. However, battery life has suffered substantially compared to my 9700 and the lack of UMA is unforgivable. The top of the line phone for BB should never have been released without it, even if it will eventually be added. I believe they did this to make sure that they could release the phone in this period where there is a lull in the release of new android phones, knowing that they would be back burner’d in that news cycle. They know they are the underdog and every move they make now reflects that new change in status. If you don’t believe RIM has some serious issues to deal with just check the stock price trends. That said, I believe they will be able to be a successful player in the corporate niche, but their days of owning that market are over.

  • Torrrr

    Got mine the day before it was released, thank god! it is an amazing phone, but lacking in one feature: THERE IS NO UMA CALLING! I called T-Mobile and they said it won’t be coming to this phone until an update in November

  • Torrrr

    Got mine the day before it was released, thank god! it is an amazing phone, but lacking in one feature: THERE IS NO UMA CALLING! I called T-Mobile and they said it won’t be coming to this phone until an update in November

  • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Josh

    I love BlackBerrys! But … damn it, I’m addicted to big screens. If they release a touch screen BlackBerry with a 4.5″ screen, I’m sold!

  • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Josh

    I love BlackBerrys! But … damn it, I’m addicted to big screens. If they release a touch screen BlackBerry with a 4.5″ screen, I’m sold!

  • http://www.joshrobertnay.com Josh

    I love BlackBerrys! But … damn it, I’m addicted to big screens. If they release a touch screen BlackBerry with a 4.5″ screen, I’m sold!

    • zacamandapio

      That would be sick device in my opinion!!!

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

    • Sk8trbrwn

      if they made it like the storm 2 , but with full touch screen no click touch screen with the same storm 2 body and just bigger I’d buy it. I hate the on screen keyboards they need more work. They need glass screens instead of plastic to, ugh I love the storm 2 body best body ever made on a blackberry . 

  • Meagan

    To BB:  No UMA… Waiting for a software update…  ummm…  no sale!

  • Meagan

    To BB:  No UMA… Waiting for a software update…  ummm…  no sale!

  • Louisnvrr

    A Blackberry whole out in one day!? Ha! This is the biggest lite ever.Knowing how bad RIM’s reputation is with software errors, I put my money on them being unavailable due to a software error and not cause of an enormous consumer demand

    • ruserious

      um fail… the bold 9900 is exceptionally popular, the supply is running thin globally and why would a company state a product as sold out, that would only impede on sales…. What a ridiculous comment

      • DRO1D

        Not hard to sell out if you don’t stock many of them. I’m betting TMobile bought a few, and all the blackberry users bought it in hopes it would be an improvement. Unfortunately its a shiny new paperweight.

      • Arthur64

        Plenty in stock in the T-Mobile stores here in the Boston Area. Come on down, no waiting. Once the early adopter BB fanboys got their hands on one the “demand” slowed to a crawl. $300 is just too much money for this device.

      • Arthur64

        Plenty in stock in the T-Mobile stores here in the Boston Area. Come on down, no waiting. Once the early adopter BB fanboys got their hands on one the “demand” slowed to a crawl. $300 is just too much money for this device.

      • Arthur64

        Plenty in stock in the T-Mobile stores here in the Boston Area. Come on down, no waiting. Once the early adopter BB fanboys got their hands on one the “demand” slowed to a crawl. $300 is just too much money for this device.

    • ruserious

      um fail… the bold 9900 is exceptionally popular, the supply is running thin globally and why would a company state a product as sold out, that would only impede on sales…. What a ridiculous comment

  • Louisnvrr

    A Blackberry whole out in one day!? Ha! This is the biggest lite ever.Knowing how bad RIM’s reputation is with software errors, I put my money on them being unavailable due to a software error and not cause of an enormous consumer demand

  • Paul Giguere

    WiFi calling was advertised for this product but is NOT available.  T-Mobil CS says it will be “available in a future software release”.  No target date is available.  Anyone else have information on this?

  • Paul Giguere

    WiFi calling was advertised for this product but is NOT available.  T-Mobil CS says it will be “available in a future software release”.  No target date is available.  Anyone else have information on this?

    • Arthur64

      November. Don’t remember the exact date.

  • Anonymous

    wow,, . I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.
    I use EgoWîn.com

  • Anonymous

    wow,, . I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.
    I use EgoWîn.com

  • http://twitter.com/BeanTNT Bean

    each store must have carried about 5 because i doubt people ran out to buy the overpriced reincarnation of the 9000