RIM has announced the new star for Blackberry business phones, Bold 9900 Touch. This is the first Blackberry terminal to run the new operating system Blackberry OS 7.
The Blackberry OS 7 operating system uses an improved interface and also includes a modern browser, compatible with the HTML 5 standard which is mainly used for Internet video content. Bold 9900 is the first phone that provides the BlackBerry Balance feature thus allowing a clear distinction between office related communication and personal communication.
The Bold Touch 9900 has a similar design to that of its predecessors, Bold 9000 and Bold 9700. The phone is 10.5 mm thick and incorporates a 1.2 GHZ processor, which seems to be a Snapdragon MSM8255 processor with an Adreno 205 graphics processor.
It has a standard storage capacity of 8GB (expandable upto 32GB) and the operating system can access 768 MB of RAM.
The 2.8″ Capacitive Touchscreen has a 640×480 (VGA), 287 dpi resolution. Above the QWERTY keyboard there are 4 touch buttons and what seems to be an optic track pad.
Bold 9900 is a quad-band GSM and tri-band HSPA+ phone and can connect to the Internet via the 3G mobile networks and has Dual-Band Wi-Fi support – 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz. It also has a built-in GPS/aGPS and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR support.
It can reach a download speed of 14.4 mbps and an upload speed of 5.76 mbps. The new terminal also includes the NFC (Near Field Communications) mode which is a first for RIM. This mode will allow users to use their phone as an electronic wallet.
The camera has a 5 MP resolution and 720p HD video capture support.
It is equipped with a 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery!
The price has not yet been revealed, but it will be available for purchase this summer!