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For those BlackBerry Bold 9000 owners longing for a replacement to your device, you won't have to wait much longer.  Research in Motion today announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 series, which will encompass the 9900 model for GSM carriers, and the 9930 model for CDMA carriers.

Billed as the "thinnest BlackBerry to date," it offers a 1.2 GHz processor, 2.8-inch Liquid Graphics touchscreen display, 8 GB of on-board memory, 5-megapixel camera with support for 720p HD video recording, NFC capabilities, and a microSD card slot with support for up to 32 GB cards.  Additional information can be found at www.blackberry.com/touchbold.  The CDMA version (9930) will be a world device, with dual-band HSPA+ and quad-band GSM/EDGE support.  Best of all, it looks like it retains a keyboard that's as good - or perhaps better? - than the original Bold 9000 device.

The series will launch "later this summer" and will be the first smartphone to run the company's new BlackBerry 7 OS.  I'll have some hands-on time with the device shortly, but in the meantime, let me know - does the prospect of a new BlackBerry excite you, or is it just more of the same?  Take it to the comments section below!

 


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Peter Kis Nope - the traditional BB form factor is definitely over.
Armando Mora Casarez It's such a waste of time and money to market this kind of device.
TB Ogungbadero If and only if it can run crysis.
Mike Carrion Why do they announce these phones that dont come out until 3 months later.. then when they do they are obsolete compared to other devices, especially any BB device.
Jose Valladares @Mark Gittens tell that to apple with their iPod nano line. Such a tiny touch screen.
Kenneth Moody Two years ago I would have so wanted this device. But in 2011 I just can't justify buying this product.
Won Ho Yoo APPLE!!!!!!
Tony Abiama It looks like the same bold that came out in what? 06 or 07? Come on RIM... smh
Alex Mathews Blackberry? Or DinosaurBerry?FlintstoneBerry?
Craig Murphy Another bomb by BB....SO far behind everyone else!
Mark Gittens I'm not sure. Why would you even have touch capabilities on such a small screen? 2.8"? Really?
David Harness I have an iPhone but I think it's a great phone and will sell well especially too Blackberry users. Hopefully it helps RIM out of the whole their in now
Roberto Villatoro Blackberrys are fucking ole school iPhone and andirod are the shit
Wei Yan They should release it sooner than late summer. They are continuing to lose market share and need a new berry soon. Also htc has its sensation coming out around that time too and by spec it will destroy the bold touch. But I do want one. I'm an iPhone and htc desire user. As well I am a former berry user.
Arjun Sehgal will be a great phone ! :)
Spencer Comora I'll do a warranty exchange if it comes out on AT&T
Spencer Comora @Robin- nice try on trying to get likes.
Dane E Wedderburn I'll be definitely getting it.
Joshua Hewitt nope.avi
Gabriel Fernandez I'll buy it.
Rahul Punjabi No. it wont ..:>(
Patrick Scot No one cares for bb anymore they are still way behind Android and ios
Robin Pas The better question is, "will it Blend?"
Yury Vaynriber Who cares anymore? With android and ios. BB is dead
Teng Yu Wei No. It probably won't




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