It’s not even been a week since RIM’s BlackBerry Bold 9900 popped up for pre-order with Vodafone, but the company’s range-topping handset is now available to buy in the UK. If a proper keyboard is important to you, and you’re not interested in downloading thousands of apps, it could well be worth a look.
With a 2.8-inch screen that’s nearly square, and a large QWERTY keypad, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 looks like most previous BlackBerry iterations. There’s a difference when it comes to the specs, however, with a speedy 1.2GHz processor, 768MB of memory and RIM’s brand new BlackBerry OS 7 operating system in place.
The 9900 also gets a touchscreen display, letting you navigate the OS and web pages without having to resort to the optical pad.
You can now get your hands on the BlackBerry Bold 9900, which also features 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, with prices starting at £41 for a “free” handset. Pay an initial £99 fee, and the price drops to £36 per month. If you want Vodafone’s cheapest £20 tariff, however, you’ll have to pay a hefty £399