The latest addition to Research In Motion (RIM)’s Bold smartphones line-up, the Bold 9900, could drop in Blighty as early as August, online retailers have hinted.
Originally scheduled to arrive sometime in mid-September, the Bold 9900 is now being tipped for a release next month, according to various online vendors.
Play.com is currently listing the 9900 for an August 12th launch. That's echoed by Clove which expects to have it in stock in ‘late August’ and Carphone Warehouse, which is trumpeting a slightly more ambiguous ‘August 2011’ release date. This is in stark contrast to Amazon.co.uk, which still expects to ship the handset on September 15th.
Billed as a spiritual successor to the Bold 9700, due to similar form factor and style, the Bold 9900 houses a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 1.2GHz processor and a five-megapixel camera that shoots videos in glorious 720p HD.
Like the 9700, which boasted a leather back cover, the 9900 will also sport a special super glossy ‘glass-weave’ back plate and a brushed stainless steel body for the sturdy, masculine look and feel that Bold handsets are known for.
It will also be home to the latest, greatest edition of the BlackBerry OS, version 7, which brings a fully revamped user interface, a new web browser and all-round smarter, faster user experience.
Stay tuned for more information regarding contract and pricing plans for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in the coming weeks.
Source: Know Your Mobile via Omio