BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on

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    So we finally got our dirty little hands on RIM’s new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone here at BlackBerry World 2011. It’s basically the old Bold but with a capacitive touchscreen and updated innards including a 1.2 GHz CPU, 768 MB of RAM, a GPU , HSPA+, and NFC support. From a design perspective it mixes BlackBerry’s traditional formula with iPhone 4-like materials (that familiar stainless steel rim). It certainly looks premium and feels lovely in the hand, and the keyboard is typical BlackBerry — which is to say fantastic. The screen is beautiful too, perfect to showcase that new BlackBerry 7 OS. Still, we can’t help but think that we’re looking at the device RIM should have shipped last summer instead of the Torch. We’ll have a hands on video up soon but for now take a peek at our gallery below.

    BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 02 May 2011 11:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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