1. JenFromMars's Avatar
    Hi everyone!

    Since my birthday is coming up, I've decided to buy myself a present in form of the Bold 9900. It will be my first Blackberry and I can't wait to hold it in my hands.

    Looking at the (rumored) prices, I'd love to order one from the US. The Euro is strong and 549 $ are only 385 , which would be a spectacular price for this device.

    My question is: Can anyone recommend an American retailer that offers international shipping?

    Thanks in advance!
    08-05-11 01:54 PM
  2. cold war kid's Avatar
    08-05-11 01:58 PM
  3. Fubaz's Avatar
    yeah but they want a whole $150 more than estimated retail.
    08-05-11 02:04 PM
  4. JenFromMars's Avatar
    yeah but they want a whole $150 more than estimated retail.
    Thanks for the replies!

    I'll keep an eye on their prices and make my final decision when it's released.
    08-05-11 02:23 PM
  5. dcgore's Avatar
    That's the price you pay for having something before the carrier "carries" it.
    08-05-11 02:28 PM
  6. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    They still have no release dates, wonder where their supply comes from
    08-05-11 03:50 PM
  7. kevinnugent's Avatar
    They warn the device could be carrier branded. The ones from the UK aren't. But the price (when you take into account VAT) is more attractive. For me, who doesn't pay VAT (20% now right?) it's much the same price as the UK offerings.
    08-05-11 04:03 PM
  8. Sharma15's Avatar
    I have seen many pictures of the Gretzky and i have not seen one branded. It will be locked though.
    08-06-11 10:36 PM
  9. funky marky-mark's Avatar
    Don't you need to go for the 9930 if you are going to use it outside north america?
    08-07-11 01:33 PM
  10. JenFromMars's Avatar
    Don't you need to go for the 9930 if you are going to use it outside north america?
    No.The 9900 is the GSM version.
    08-07-11 01:38 PM
  11. funky marky-mark's Avatar
    And what does that mean practically, for who is the 9930 aimed at? Isnt GSM 2G?
    08-07-11 01:47 PM
  12. .m.e.'s Avatar
    And what does that mean practically, for who is the 9930 aimed at? Isnt GSM 2G?
    GSM means it is sim card based .. that can be any generation of wireless technology -- 2G, 3G, LTE etc.
    08-07-11 01:54 PM
  13. JenFromMars's Avatar
    And what does that mean practically, for who is the 9930 aimed at? Isnt GSM 2G?
    No,it's just different network technologies. We have GSM over here. In the US there's GSM and CDMA.
    08-07-11 01:55 PM
  14. treiz's Avatar
    Since my birthday is coming up, I've decided to buy myself a present in form of the Bold 9900. It will be my first Blackberry and I can't wait to hold it in my hands.
    Me too. I've been looking at getting a 9900 and a Playbook to replace my multimedia phone. Waiting to see how well Bridge works with HSPA+.
    08-07-11 02:12 PM
  15. funky marky-mark's Avatar
    No,it's just different network technologies. We have GSM over here. In the US there's GSM and CDMA.
    ooooo that's gonna save me some sweet dollars- 9900 ftw
    08-07-11 02:18 PM
  16. JenFromMars's Avatar
    Me too. I've been looking at getting a 9900 and a Playbook to replace my multimedia phone. Waiting to see how well Bridge works with HSPA+.
    I think the 9900 plus a tablet is the perfect combination. The combination of a full keyboard, a trackpad and a touchscreen will be a joy in everyday use. I'll probably get a Samsung Galaxy Tablet on the side as an ebook reader and to play with all the Android apps I've gotten used to on my current phone. I really need them to survive those 2 hour bus rides that are part of my life.

    ooooo that's gonna save me some sweet dollars- 9900 ftw
    Make sure your carrier uses the GSM network: List of United States wireless communications service providers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    08-07-11 02:43 PM
  17. treiz's Avatar
    I have been wanting to get a Blackberry ever since the 9000 came out, but I MUST have a good web browser and flexability, so I waited and explored alternatives. After using litterally EVERY mobile operating system, some impressive, all disappointing in one way or another, I'm back to Black. Hopefully ATT won't make me wait too long.
    08-07-11 03:01 PM
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