The latest addition to the BlackBerry Bold range will go on sale on O2 this month, giving fans of the messaging mobiles their first chance to get on board with the all-new, all-singing, all-dancing BB7 operating system.
O2’s ‘coming soon’ page is listing the Bold 9900 for release in August. Prices and tariffs have yet to be confirmed, but you can expect to pick one up free on contracts at £30 per month or above.
Officially unveiled this week along new models in Research In Motion’s (RIM) Torch line, the 10.5mm-thick Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry so far.
Powered by BB7, it offers “faster performance”, “richer multimedia” and browsing speeds some 40 per cent quicker than the last generation of BlackBerrys running the OS6 iteration of the company’s operating system.
Elsewhere, it’s also home to a high-performance physical QWERTY keyboard for tapping out e-missives and status updates, a 1.2GHz processor, five-megapixel camera and a 2.8-inch touchscreen.
In keeping with all BlackBerrys, the phone also gives you unfettered access to the BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging service and the company’s none-more-secure email solution.