I don’t know why people crib about this phone.
It’s a good phone, it just does NOT have
A good battery
A good quality camera
A secondary camera
A fascinating touch screen experience
Voice dialing feature
Full video formats
You see, blackberry is a business phone mostly for secured emails and BBM. Of course, you can have this on 8520 for this instead of or any other phone. But you lose to flash the latest blackberry in your hand 
AnonD-18424, 19 Aug 2011I really wonder how many people who are posting crap about a particular device had actually ow... moreHey knick knack,
I am an Canadian and staying in India at present. This handset has started flooding into the market here. Even if you dont own it, you can check it out at any store. DEMO (not dummy) pieces are available at all big stores here. I am not sure about the battery (as I don’t own one), but I can say RIM is imprudent in downgrading the camera and not providing a front facing camera. The back side does not look that great either. You don’t get that excited to fondle with the touch screen because of its small size. Most people, who have bought this, have bought sealed packs without seeing a Demo. I was about to buy it – fortunately, the store put a piece for the demo at the same time. And it did not impress me. Net net, at this price I feel it is ‘NO-BUY’.
Samsung galaxy s2 is reported one of the best dual core android phone,but what I felt bb 9900 processor is faster than s2.
I really wonder how many people who are posting crap about a particular device had actually owned that device..
I will await gsm review but hope the new torch HAS real auto-focus1 or else back to BB9780 or Torch1..
some say the battery lasts a day on moderate use,
some say its lasts a few hours, i think i'll go with that group.
Paid Rs.31,ooo/-[$US.685] for my BB 9900.
Battery back up is bad. Hardly lasts 4-5 hours with normal usage.
Camera picture quality is bad.
Most basic features like voice dialing are missing.
A sure let down by Blackberry.
DO NOT BUY.
Whatever possessed RIM to put a fixed focus EDOF camera on their flagship Blackberry, talk about taking a step backwards, absolute madness!
Mike Lazaredes and Jim Balsillie want their heads banging together to knock some sense into them.
Maybe they have got too much money now and they just don't care any more !
3 days using this device, its great. I am a long time blackberry user but then went to iphone for 1 year for browsing issues. this 9900 is all i need in a phone, its now great for browsing, navigating on maps, no lag atall, great pics, bbm. Awesome phone. ( i just dont like the kinda glass back, would have been more sleek with the same material as the sides (the black)
hey 9900 owners,
does it have the convieniance buttons at the top of the phone like in previous bold models?
i really like the bold 9700 how you can look the phone from the top.
will be getting 9900 when available in AUS!
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2011great looking, not as nice as the 9780 though.I agree. It does not look that great as that of 9780.
KA, 17 Aug 2011At least you don't have to carry second battery. It's enough and OS is optimized to get you th... moreDont use the phone at all. Just keep it switched on. Dont make calls, dont texts, dont web, dont run any application, dont tap the touch-screen else the screen will glow. Amazing - Battery lasts even to third day!
Charge it in the morning, Use moderately - there would be hardly any battery power left towards the end of the day. FYI - the OS7 and the touchscreen requires higher battery power. RIM has disappointed us with this downsized battery.
KA, 17 Aug 2011You're wrong, are you blackberry hater. Battery may be smaller but batter life is better than ... moreBattery sucks my dear. Just compare it bb 9780. I would not compare it to iPhone or any droid. Each of them are different and serves different purpose. Camera sucks as well. I waited to upgrade from bold3 to bold4 - but not this model for sure.
I am a hard-core blackberry fan. But I am pretty disappointed to see the cheap looking back panel and a pathetic camera. Is this what RIM calls its flagship model!! Gear up RIM.