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BlackBerry Bold 9900: New BB is thinnest, most powerful yet

Unveiled at RIM’s BlackBerry Developers conference over the Bank Holiday. Packing high-end specs, the Bold 9900 has a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of storage, expandable with microSD up to 32GB.

There’s a 5-megapixel camera facing out from the back, and it’s also capable of HD video-recording (720p).

It’ll also arrive with BlackBerry’s latest software, BlackBerry 7 OS. We’re promised “a fluid touch-screen experience” though were waiting to see how that fairs on the BB’s smaller screen, now a 2.8-inch capacitive touch-screen.

It also has BlackBerry Maps fully integrated into the phone, for all your location and direction needs

BBM fanatics will be happy to hear there’s the ubiquitous QWERTY keyboard and trackpad, and the whole phone has a new stylish stainless steel frame, with echos of the iPhone 4.

The new Blackberry Bold 9900 also has NFC (Near Field Communications) technology inside.
NFC could allow, in the near-future, to use your phone to pay for items at shops, log-in to events or even act as your boarding pass for train journeys and flights.

It’s the first phone we’ve seen from the leaked road-map reported earlier this year. No confirmation just yet on release dates- though the roadmap leak points to August 2011- or prices, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.

Source: BlackBerry

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