1. blazed12's Avatar
    For almost two years there have been rumors suggesting that the BlackBerry 9900 was going to be a Bold/Touchscreen hybrid device, known as the BlackBerry Magnum or Dakota. However, it remained as just that, rumors. There haven’t been much evidence to support a launch of the 9900, whatever it may be. We did see images of the “Magnum”, but no one knew that device’s model number.



    Nevertheless, a BlackBerry with model # 9900 has supposedly popped up in Vodafone Germany’s sales system. Nonetheless, take this with a grain of salt. It was at one time thought that the BlackBerry Torch would be model 9900. Perhaps, this is just an error in Vodafone’s inventory system? Time will tell, but would you like to see a Bold/touchscreen hybrid release? Think of it as a Bold 9780 with a touchscreen!!



    Source: BlackBerry 9900 Appears in Vodafone Sales System; Magnum/Dakota Project Still Alive? | BlackBerry Leaks
    EDIT: Feel free to close this one.
    Last edited by blazed12; 11-09-10 at 03:13 AM.
    11-08-10 04:54 PM
  2. CASH's Avatar
    Interesting.
    11-08-10 05:08 PM
  3. Culex316's Avatar
    It means "Black Battery compartment cover"
    11-08-10 05:15 PM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I thought/hoped the Magnum would be 9000 size with a touchscreen. The name "Magnum" suggests something large. I can see the Bold series having a 97xx numbering scheme and the Magnum the 9900, after the 9000 with just the added 9.
    Who knows! I know a lot of people, including my hubby, would jump at an updated 9000 form factor.
    11-08-10 05:18 PM
  5. SueyChoy's Avatar
    yeah im in, i was actually planning to call in and get a 9780, but if this is really the Dakota, then i'll hold off for now. CX? SALO? some input plz?
    11-08-10 06:57 PM
  6. tumer's Avatar
    let the games begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    11-08-10 07:02 PM
  7. StaticFX's Avatar
    It means "Black Battery compartment cover"
    Correct... if you google Akkufachdecke, then you will see its a battery cover.. and Schwarz is black.

    im guessing it was supposed to be a 9800 battery cover
    11-08-10 07:14 PM
  8. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Yeah, I would probably get two. 9900/4G....sounds good. Yep, a lot of us are waiting
    11-08-10 07:34 PM
  9. bllyrdrgz's Avatar
    Blackberry just can't sound to good to be true.
    But surely i'd jump on this ASAP
    11-09-10 08:50 AM
  10. playercarvalho's Avatar
    pease lett the bb 9900 come i wanted to buy the bb 9780 but here d of this soo please come soon with news xD
    11-09-10 05:08 PM
  11. K Bear's Avatar
    This could be another variant of the Torch. If I remember correctly, the 9800 started out as the 9900.
    11-12-10 08:28 AM
  12. grahamf's Avatar
    This could be another variant of the Torch. If I remember correctly, the 9800 started out as the 9900.
    Would be rather annoying, as that would prove that RIM's numbering system has gone to ****.

    It's bad enough that the Style is a 9670 while the 9650 and 9630 are Bolds and Tours, with the identical formfactor.
    11-12-10 09:06 AM
  13. StaticFX's Avatar
    or it could be that its JUST A BATTERY COVER like it actually says. lol
    11-12-10 09:38 AM
  14. jlb21's Avatar
    .....The name "Magnum" suggests something large. ......
    Agreed.....





    11-12-10 09:58 AM
  15. StaticFX's Avatar
    bahahahahahahahaha
    11-12-10 10:00 AM
  16. CASH's Avatar
    Would be rather annoying, as that would prove that RIM's numbering system has gone to ****.

    It's bad enough that the Style is a 9670 while the 9650 and 9630 are Bolds and Tours, with the identical formfactor.
    RIM said that the numbering doesn't really mean anything (It was in a CB video interview/article when the Torch was announced). The family name is more important (Torch, Bold, Curve, Pearl, PlayBook).
    11-12-10 10:35 AM
  17. BlazorBoy's Avatar
    @JLB21: Paranoiac delusions of grandeur.

    :-)
    11-29-10 07:03 PM
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