Tag Archives: Bold 9900
6:00 pm on Jun 11, 2011 |
A few weeks back a Sprint screen shots revealed the launch date for the Bold 9930 for August 21st and showed the Torch 2, but there was no mention of a lauch date. Today another screen shot of Sprints inventory system revels both devices scheduled to launch on Sprint August 21st, which is before the rumored delay of September. But as with all rumors they stay that until RIM says them self, stay tuned.
10:35 am on Jun 9, 2011 |
Back in March we found PlayBook parts on an online cellphone parts website called TrueSupplier and today they have posted a few parts for the BlackBerry Bold 9900, above we have the touch screens digitizer.
While many maybe asking why this is news worthy, there is a method to my madness. When the parts went online for the PlayBook the launch was only a short month later, so with the Bold 9900 parts online now could we see an early launch of the new touch screen Bold in July? Only the team at RIM really knows the answer but here’s to hoping. Check out the full list of parts available at Truesupplier.com.
12:57 pm on Jun 8, 2011 |
So I’ve been using BlackBerry and the BlackBerry OS for over 4 years, which equals over 1,460 days of BlackBerry and the BlackBerry operating system and I can say confidently that I love it more today than ever before.
First off I want to say that I am writing this whole article from the BlackBerry PlayBook running RIMs newest creation, the PlayBook Tablet OS, so why not start there. RIM has always been a company of choice, I have the Choice to load my music onto my tablet anyway I want. Whether it’s through their desktop software or just plain old drag and drop, I truly can do it the way I would like. Along with loading the music the way that suits my use case the best, I also have the choice as to uploading any media I create on my PlayBook to the location I want. If I chose YouTube I have no limitations as I have a full flash-enabled browser to upload that file the way I want and when I want, not having to wait for a Wifi connection, I can just Bluetooth tether with any capable smartphone.
4:07 pm on Jun 7, 2011 |
Vodafone just released the above video which does two things. First, it confirms that the Bold 9900 is on the way to Vodafone. Second, and most important, it show off some of the awesome new features of the first touchscreen Bold. The video show off the beauty of the Bold 9900 and the narrator speaks about some of it’s most awesome features including the 1.2 GHz processor, 2.8″ touchscreen, BlackBerry 7 OS, and HD video recording. If you’re dying to get your hands on the new Bold 9900 you will surely want to check out the video to get your fix while waiting for the official launch.
RIM Acquires Scoreloop – Cross-platform social and collaborative gaming coming to a BlackBerry near you
9:17 am on Jun 7, 2011 |
Well, it seems as though RIM isn’t slowing down with their acquisitions and is now adding Scoreloop to their portfolio. Scoreloop has created some of the best cross-platform social and collaborative gaming toolkits for mobile developers, giving developers a way to have their users connect with each other. With RIM having Scoreloop join the team I’m sure it’s making BlackBerry an attractive development platform.
Head over to Scoreloop.com to get a better idea on how this is an excellent acquisitions for RIM and BlackBerry developers.
Source: Inside BlackBerry
11:10 am on Jun 3, 2011 |
With the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 launch just around the corner this is a perfect time for application developers to step into high gear and get their apps ready for the product launch, maximizing sales and user experience on the all new BlackBerry Bold.
But before you hop onto your computer there are a few things you should know about the new device and platform, things like will your existing BlackBerry 6 apps work on the new BlackBerry 7 OS, and what user agents will the browser be using. Lets dive right in and start off with user agents.
User agent for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone:
- Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9900; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.11+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0.0 Mobile Safari/534.11+
User agent for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone:
- Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9930; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.11+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0.0 Mobile Safari/534.11+
BlackBerry developers will be able to use their existing BlackBerry WebWorks Apps by recompiling them for BlackBerry 7 and by doing so you’ll be taking advantage of the improved java rendering engine built into the core of BlackBerry 7.
Also when developing for the new devices you’re going to want to take advantage of the extra horsepower that these devices, so knowing what specifications you have under the hood will help you develop the best applications that users use on a daily basis.
- VGA (640 x 480) screen resolution
- 32-bit color (24 bits of color and 8 bits of transparency)
- 1.2 GHz Processor
- 8 GB of onboard memory, with microSD support for up to 32GB
- 4G networks; the 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity, and the 9930 supports CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA+ global roaming on GSM/UMTS networks.
- Dedicated 3D OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 and dedicated 2D OpenVG 1.1 graphics hardware (41 million triangles/sec, 245 million 3D pixels/sec)
- NFC (Near Field Communications), enabling reading and emulating of virtual tags for data transfer and creation of rich solutions for payment and m-commerce.
- Magnetometer / Digital Compass, enabling augmented reality and advanced mapping solutions
- 5 MP camera with support for 720p HD video recording and playback
- Support for additional HTML5 elements, such as HTML5 Video
RIM made a lot of tools available to the developer community giving you the upper hand when building for the new devices. You can get more information on developing for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and BlackBerry 7 at the BlackBerry 7 Developer Page. Developing for BlackBerry 7? Send us an email to have your application featured when the Bold 9900 launches.
If you weren’t able to get down to see the Bold 9900 in person at BlackBerry World 2011 then you now have a chance to at least try out the new BlackBerry 7 OS. The guys over at N4BB have provided the Bold 9900 simulator to the masses, and remember that the OS is still in the early beta stages and should be taken as so.
11:59 am on May 12, 2011 |
We’ve seen RIM put out a few TV ads over the past few weeks but theres been no carrier support for the all might PlayBook, well until now that is. If you live in Canada chances are you know how Telus loves to put critters in their TV ads, and it’s no different with their latest ad for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
The Telus PlayBook ad shows some parrots rocking it out together and then they let your know the PlayBook is better when you connect it to a BlackBerry smartphone to use BBM, Email, and even your existing data plan on your PlayBook…all without extra fees, which is good. Check out the video above and let us know who els has a rock’n ad for the PlayBook.
While at BlackBerry World 2011 I was able to try out the NFC function that will come on all new BlackBerry Smartphones, and its pretty awesome. In the video above we had a poster that RIM equipped with a NFC chip and when you place your BlackBerry on the logo a pop-up appeared on your BlackBerry asking if you wanted to go to the website linked to the NFC chip.
Now this is just one use case for NFC, but the possibilities are truly endless with things like mobile payments and Bluetooth pairing all available through Near Field Communications technology. I’m excited for mobile payments but sound off in the comments on what you want to see equipped with NFC technology.
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.
We’ve had our fair share of hands on time with the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and took a few snapshots of it to share. I’ve said it once and I” say it again, I’m truly in love with this device it has that distinctive BlackBerry look and feel. But I’ll stop chatting and continue on after the break for more photos of the Bold 9900 alongside the Bold 9780.
**The keynote will begin at 8:30 AM est. While we will try to include all comments into the blog we cannot guarantee it.
11:57 am on May 2, 2011 |
Right on the heels of RIMs announcement on the BlackBerry bold 9900 T-Mobile has announced that they plan to carry the Bold 9900. Still no word on when exactly the new Bold Touch will launch other then summer 2011. I guess all we can do is wait, but in the mean time check out my hands on video from Blackberry World 2011.
11:17 am on May 2, 2011 |
At BlackBerry World RIM announced the all new BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and today I had the chance to get my hands on this device and It’s quite impressive.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Specifications
- 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
- 2.8″ capacitive touch screen display – VGA (640×480), 287 dpi resolution
- Ultra-easy QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
- 1.2 GHz Processor, 768 MB RAM
- 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
- NFC technology
- 5.0 MP camera, supports 720p HD video recording
- Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
- Built-in GPS / aGPS
- Dual-Band Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
- Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
- Wireless Network support: 9900: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
9930: Dual-Band CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, Dual-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
- 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
- BlackBerry 7 OS
Theres some pretty cool features that I was able to try out like NFC and the fluid graphics, which are quite noticeable because of the 1.2 ghz CPU’s. Stay tunes as we bring you the latest news from BlackBerry World 2011.
2:35 pm on Apr 26, 2011 |
It looks as if the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 will be debuting sometime in the near future. The Bold 9900 has just received it’s WiFi certification and revealed a little more about itself to us. We now know that the new Bold Touch will just go by the name “Bold 9900.” This signals that RIM does not plan to differentiate the non-touchscreen devices from the touchscreen devices. This most likely means that all new BlackBerry models will feature a touchscreen for navigation. The Bold 9900 is certified for WIFI a,b,g, and n, and runs on dual-bands 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz. Things are looking good for the 9900 to get announced next week at BlackBerry World 2011. Who’s excited?