T-Mobile has confirmed that they will be offering the BlackBerry Bold 9900 that will run on the latest BlackBerry 7 OS version, hitting stores at the end of August. We are left scratching our heads as to why the BlackBerry Bold 9900 costs significantly more compared to AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, as it will set you back by three Benjamins – and this after a $50 rebate.
It must be said that the T-Mobile version ought to be similar in terms of hardware to those on other networks (apart from the obvious band support range, of course), and there are questions pertaining to Wi-Fi calling availability right from the get go, and we still are left in the dark as to whether you are able to create your own personal hotspot right there and then.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 holds a special place in RIM’s hierarchy since it is tipped to be the flagship model for the company, complete with a 2.8″ touchscreen display with 640 x 480 resolution, a comfortable QWERTY keyboard for your thumbs to fly all over, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor running underneath the hood, 768MB RAM and BlackBerry 7 OS in tow. You even get 720p movie recording capability alongside 8GB of internal memory, although out of that richness, only a miserly 188MB is made available just for apps. Bummer!