hows the battery life? and the camera? a bit worried about those... thx
it is a good phone but battery life is bad if you are on gps or 3g or surfing. 3g practically drains it out in 2 hrs. even on 2g i am sufferring with the battery life. it drains in 12 hrs
It is a nice phone,already released in India.Nice design os very fast,touch screen is very responsive-awsom
after handling the handset, i can say im very happy with the styling :) seem they took a cue from the blackberry 9000, which many agree is the best looking bb handset so far
it still cant compare to the functionality of android or the iphone, but its good for those blackberry fanatics... when there not roiting that is :P
A cheap EDoF cam in a "flagman". RIM, you killed my hope again. Will you give a mag. glass for free for all 9900 customers to let them shot a docs & biz cards as they used with 97xx?
The modern business phone is useless without an auto-focus camera.
Now available in Vodafone UK stores. Very nice and easy to use but the 5MP on it is shocking though. Pretty poor image quality. Looks more like a 2MP and it has loads of watermarks on final image. Still looks a good contender when you are upgrading and don't want a slide
ordered it yesterday online for US$ 675. will receive it by 17th or 18th. and I do agree that the price is too high but pls dont compare it with iphone. both serve different purpose
Xerxes, 14 Aug 2011So overpriced, 610 EUR for what?!!!!!Yup, definitely wait for the Iphone 5 instead. Stupidly priced. Very very unwise move for RIM
My main concern is the battery. I expected 1500mah rather than 1200 but a smart design.
i own blackberry 9700, i'm not very happy with the apps or the integrity of os6 either. popular apps are bearly supported onn bb os6. knnowing that os7 is new and that will be replaced with another os soon which may not be supported on the 9900 either is waste time and money. iphone and android are light years ahead with the apps such as whatsapp, oovoo, viper, face time and google talk and many other thousands of apps.
the only reason i use bb is that because my company pay the BIS plan. otherwise i would 100% buy android or iphone5 phone.
i think google should buy RiM and have the RIM suite on android phones i think only then android would really be truely on top.
RIM release of 9900 with os7 is a cheat for current users who dont know that support of existing bearly working apps suh as whatsapp are still not made, which is a step backword really. by the time whatsapp is ready for os7, RIM will have to start over on new os... apps suck on BB period.
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2011i think the bb bold 9900 will not eat energy as bigger touchscreens.his touch screen is 2,8&qu... moremy main concern aint the price tag, coz i could wait months until its fallen.
btw with the way RIM do their things, this fone might not support the next OS (QNX).
My major concern is the battery, the processing power compared to the 9800 was doubled and the battery capacity reduced. i dont get the logic. they'll probably say the phone has been conditioned to optimise battery. i don't buy it, they're probably keeping mum on the battery life for a reason. I haven't seen that information anywhere
the handset is now available in vodafone uk stores exclusively!! this is very frustrating as i dont know when the general release date is!!!!