1. celeste9000's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I was checking out my youtube subscriptions and this video of the new Bold popped up. I did a quick look around and didnt see it posted and thought I would share.

    06-22-11 11:27 PM
  2. bighap's Avatar
    Thanks. Hadn't seen that one yet. Crazy fast!
    06-22-11 11:44 PM
  3. bighap's Avatar
    Hands on article and lots of perty pics to go along with above video. Very positive things to say as well.

    RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Hands-on - Phone Arena

    With RIM’s future shrouded in uncertainty after reporting some disappointing Q1 results, some might be questioning what might the company be holding that might attract and entice consumers back to them. Well, we recently managed to check out the upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900, and we must admit, it’s something that manages to capture our attention from afar with its distinguishable BlackBerry looks.

    Looking back at it, the original BlackBerry Bold 9000 did indeed reinvent the BlackBerry form factor, but since then, we’ve seen its design heavily implemented in a variety of RIM’s product. Sure we’ve seen interesting form factors with devices like the BlackBerry Style and Torch 9800, but they still mimicked the Bold 9000’s popular design in some way. Holding onto the BlackBerry Bold 9900 for the first time, we’re utterly amazed at how thin this BlackBerry really is! Measuring at 10.5mm thick, it’s naturally one slim looking smartphone, but considering that it packs a 2.8” VGA touchscreen and that lovable BlackBerry keyboard, we’re amazed to see it come together so eloquently with the Bold 9900. Definitely one of the more premium feeling BlackBerry smartphones we’ve seen, its chrome trim bezel accentuates its overall eye-catching looks.

    Using the keyboard, we’re happy to say that it’s wide enough to comfortably accommodate our thumbs as the buttons easily provide that sufficient response to make the experience gratifying. Moreover, we no longer have to rely on just the optical trackpad – mainly because the touchscreen makes it more convenient. And when it comes to the platform experience, we have to say that it’s screaming with the handset since it’s packing a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor with BlackBerry OS 7 on board for the ride. Showing off its peppiness, navigating around the platform is pretty much effortless with the handset’s overall responsive tendency.

    If RIM is aiming to appease their existing base of customers, then they’re undoubtedly on the right track with the BlackBerry Bold 9900. At the same time though, it definitely has the class, character, and appeal to attract curious eyes. Although there is still no concrete date on when this handset will actually launch, we’re feeling some good vibes with this one so far – but let’s hope it’ll be launched soon!
    Last edited by bighap; 06-23-11 at 12:14 AM.
    06-22-11 11:50 PM
  4. JUSTQUAN2's Avatar
    You guys do recognize that if the 9900/30 was a woman we would all be in jail by now on stalker charges
    marcomendez likes this.
    06-23-11 12:09 AM
  5. UrbanGlowCam's Avatar
    Great video. Even after watching so many of the ones from BB World in HD, somehow this one really gives the viewer a sense of what the device looks like. Also, they do it all within about a minute. This is how they should all be done.

    It looks really impressive to the point where I don't know why there's any criticism. I am extremely excited for this and the Monaco. I don't think I have heard one review of the 9900 yet saying that it is not impressive. They have all been very positive.

    The phone seems ready but RIM feels it needs more polishing. I trust in them to put the extra time/effort to get it right so it gains even more interest. July/August should be very exciting.
    Pirks likes this.
    06-23-11 12:17 AM
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