Tag Archives: BlackBerry Bold 9900
10:23 am on Jan 18, 2012 |
If your type of thing is paying for such items like coffee via your BlackBerry smartphone. But have yet to find a way to master the art of mobile payments, then you’ll be ecstatic to know that RIM and Turkcell have launched a mobile wallet for the BlackBerry Bold 9900. This is the first news we’ve heard of a true mobile wallet being made available for BlackBerry smartphones, and I’m sure it isn’t the last as we move into the era of BlackBerry OS 7.1. If you’re looking for the full details they can be found via a press release after the break.
First commercially available NFC-based mobile payments for BlackBerry smartphones via MasterCard PayPass™
Waterloo, ON and Istanbul, Turkey - Turkcell and Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the commercial availability of an NFC mobile wallet application, the Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan, for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone customers in Turkey.
The power of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 combined with the Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan application enables Turkcell customers to enjoy making payments in a simple, easy, safe and convenient way by simply tapping their NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 against a MasterCard PayPass™ reader in shops, retail outlets, cafes and restaurants across Turkey. In addition, Turkcell customers travelling abroad will also be able make payments in the same way .
10:07 am on Nov 1, 2011 |
This announcement has truly been long overdue, as AT&T announces the nationwide availability of the 4G BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9860. For those of you who are not all that familiar with the Bold 9900, you can check out my full in-depth review (Torch review coming soon), and let us know if you plan on picking one up from AT&T next week. You can check out the full press release after the break.
AT&T Unveils Broadest 4G BlackBerry Portfolio
BlackBerry Bold 9900 and All-Touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphones Arrive for AT&T Customers on Nov. 6
New 3G BlackBerry Curve 9360 Hits Store Shelves Nov. 20
DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
- AT&T* today announced the price and availability of the BlackBerry(®) Bold(TM) 9900, the all-touch BlackBerry(®) Torch(TM) 9860 and the BlackBerry(®) Curve(TM) 9360.
AT&T delivers the broadest portfolio of the latest 4G BlackBerry
- smartphones, including three models – the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860, and the previously-released 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810. On AT&T’s 4G network, the three 4G smartphones are capable of speeds up to nearly four times the network speed capability of previous models.
AT&T delivers the broadest portfolio of BlackBerry smartphones at the
- best prices, ranging from $29 to $199, so customers can choose the best form factor for their needs at a great price.
It’s been just over a year since RIM updated their Bold line up and most of the updates we’ve seen before the Bold 9900 have been incremental updates, nothing that has really made me say “wow.” The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is RIM’s latest addition to their Bold family brining along a few much wanted and needed updates. Follow me after the break to read my full in-depth review on a device that could help RIM through their technology transition to the QNX platform.
7:44 am on Aug 10, 2011 |
Wake up Canada! Something that hasn’t happened in years is happening today. RIM has officially launched their new flagship BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Bold 9900. RIM has launched the new devices on Rogers Wireless in Canada and it’s the first time we’ve seen a flagship BlackBerry land on Canadian soil first.
Let us know if you’ve picked yours up, or which new BlackBerry you’re waiting for.
Looks as though Verizon Wireless won’t be passing up on the newest lineup of BlackBerry smartphones as an internal screen show of their training system has ousted the links for BlackBerry 7 training, mainly the Bold 9930. There is nothing for the Torch 9850 so could Verizon be passing up on the next full touch BlackBerry? I guess we’ll have to wait and see as things get closer to launch. At least we now know they intend to still offer BlackBerry devices and not shift to Android or iPhone completely, we all know they love their Droid.
2:51 pm on Aug 2, 2011 |
Well this bit of news just makes the launch date guessing game even more difficult. The leaked Rogers flyer show above states that the Bold 9900 is set to launch on August 9th. We have heard that T-Mobile was getting the 9900 on August 31st, Telus on August 15th, and now Rogers on August 9th. RIM has said that they plan to make this launch their largest yet and I just don’t see how that’s possible if every carrier in every country launches on a different date.
Traditionally, devices launch in the US first, then Canada, and then worldwide. From the looks of things here, Canada may get a sizable jump on the US with the launch of the Bold 9900. We must also keep in mind that the date on the above flyer is “tentative.” So we could always see this date get pushed back. I’m not sure if RIM is trying to create hype and excitement while making us wait for an official launch date or if they are pushing back the dates due to production and development. Either way, the excitement has turned to anger and frustration for most BlackBerry fans awaiting this launch. Hopefully RIM will come through tomorrow with BlackBerry 7 Fan Night and give us some official confirmation of the new devices plus some launch dates and details.
With the announcement of the new BlackBerry bold RIM has also announced the availability of the new Java SDK to support the BLackBerry 7 environment. The new SDK will give you access to the new OpenGL chip that is powering the graphics on the new Bold 9900/9930, digital compass, NFC technology and a whole lot more. RIM intends to make the SDK available sometime this month. The full details can be found after the break.