We got 9900 problems but a choice of networks ain’t one — Vodafone and Three have confirmed they’re planning to sell the newly announced BlackBerry Bold 9900, and O2 has just revealed to CNET UK that it will also offer the 9900.
The 9900 was revealed yesterday by BlackBerry-makers RIM at BlackBerry World in Florida, which is either a conference dedicated to RIM’s popular business-focused smart phones or the world’s worst theme park.
The Qwerty keyboard-packing 9900 will be the thinnest BlackBerry smart phone, at 10.5mm thick. It boasts a 1.2GHz processor and 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen with 287dpi resolution. There’s 8GB of memory for storing your music, video and photos, snapped with the 5-megapixel camera and filmed with the 720p video camera.
The other major networks, Orange and T-Mobile, have yet to confirm whether they too will sell the 9900, but it’s pretty likely. Orange and T-Mobile are now united as one company under the Everything Everywhere banner, so if one sells the 9900 the other probably will too.
The 9900 will be the first phone to pack BlackBerry 7 .0OS, the next generation of CrackBerry software. It offers voice search, faster browsing and a new-look Liquid graphics interface. Other adjustments include improved support for augmented-reality apps, HTML 5 and 720p high-definition video recording. The new software also works with near-field communication, a feature that hasn’t quite caught on here in Blighty yet.
As for when you’ll be able to get the 9900 snugly slotted into your belt holster, Three has only revealed it’ll be “soon”, and O2 says specifics will follow.