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    Is there any hope that RIM will launch 9900 upgrade with auto-focus camera?
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    auto-focus is a hardware thing. they can not upgrade 9900 with OF.
    9780 >> 9900
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    maybe a subsequent model, but not the 9900.
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    No. (or at least I highly highly doubt it, although nobody can really know for sure).

    If you really want an autofocus camera, get the Bold 9790. Pretty much the same specs as the 9900, just a smaller screen and keyboard. Depends on your preferences.
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    Maybe in future a look alike model with 8MP auto focus camera, but I wish my had it
    This is really a stepback from RIM, IPHONE is abt same thin as 9900 n with auto focus!
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    I am thinking that the 99xx series is the end of the road for the series till the BB10 hardware arrives. So reworking the 9900 with a different camera is likely not going to happen.
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    If you really want to know why RIM didn't put Auto-Focus on the Bold 9900 see the post on my blog
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaMaster14 View Post
    No. (or at least I highly highly doubt it, although nobody can really know for sure).

    If you really want an autofocus camera, get the Bold 9790. Pretty much the same specs as the 9900, just a smaller screen and keyboard. Depends on your preferences.
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    I think the Java based OS is a done deal for RIM at this point. BB 10 will hopefully have better camera... so, I don't think there will be a 99xx refresh model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mss-ca View Post
    I think the Java based OS is a done deal for RIM at this point. BB 10 will hopefully have better camera... so, I don't think there will be a 99xx refresh model.
    bb10 will have AF camera. Dev Alpha has 8 MP AF camera
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    Older bold models have AF. There's absolutely no excuse for leaving that feature out of their latest and greatest flagship Bold 9900/9930. Inexcusable!
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    9790, no I like form factor of 9900. I Hope so that bb 10 will have a better camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jly.public View Post
    Older bold models have AF. There's absolutely no excuse for leaving that feature out of their latest and greatest flagship Bold 9900/9930. Inexcusable!
    But, people who work at the top of RIM have always found excuses. Look at the reasons they gave for not including AF camera on their premium line, Bold 99xx? If I knew that the camera is this bad that I cannot take clear pictures of my school lab results, I would have saved my money by keeping my Bold 9700.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mss-ca View Post
    But, people who work at the top of RIM have always found excuses. Look at the reasons they gave for not including AF camera on their premium line, Bold 99xx? If I knew that the camera is this bad that I cannot take clear pictures of my school lab results, I would have saved my money by keeping my Bold 9700.
    change camera settings to text or closeup it'll work better/fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theonecid View Post
    No. That's not true. The 9790 has a 1GHz processor, whereas the 9900 has a 1.2GHz one. More power in the 9900.
    which is why I said "pretty much"
    And as another member noted, 1.0Ghz vs. 1.2Ghz isn't really much difference.
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    RIM made a mistake with lack of AF on the bold 99xx. I think a lot more bolds 99xx would have been sold if it was with AF...

    Recent announcement (first operational lose) is a direct result of this blunder.

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    Just get a digital camera or something because the 9900's continuous-focus (or w.e) camera is completely and utterly garbage and useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignites View Post
    change camera settings to text or closeup it'll work better/fine.
    I will try this and thanks for the tip.
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    I've seen people post very good images of menus and pages using the 9900 camera, it can be done, it is just a matter of settings and technique. It isn't as convenient as an auto-focus camera, this is true, but what is done is done, and yet another question on a moot point is answered. The river is cried, time to build a bridge and get over it.
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    i know bb is getting a lot of slack for this but i dont think many people outside CB are really worried about AF or not. On most carriers websites if you compare stats it'll just say how many MP... a lot of consumers that i know of dont even know the diff. If they want a BB they'll get the 9900 if they want AF they'll get a 9790 or something else. If they dont buy a BB its not because of AF, its they want Andriod or iOs etc.

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