Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the launch of the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone with the BlackBerry 7 operating system (OS) in India for Rs 32,490.
“We are thrilled to bring this outstanding new smartphone to the Indian market,” said Frenny Bawa, managing director, India, RIM. “We believe that customers will be extremely impressed with the exciting new features and exceptional performance delivered by the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry 7 OS.”
The touch and type smartphone features a range of powerful hardware enhancements including a 1.2 GHz processor, HD video recording, 24-bit high Resolution graphics, and advanced Sensors enabling new augmented reality applications such as Wikitude that can be seamlessly integrated with BBM 6.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet (at only 10.5mm) and is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.
Bold 9900 has also an integrated suite of phone, email, Messaging and social apps to keep users connected and productive throughout the day. Recent enhancements include the newest release of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) which now extends the real time BBM experience to a range of other apps. The updated Social Feeds (2.0) App has been extended to capture updates from media, podcasts, and favourites all in one consolidated view. The new Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones (2.0) app introduces features like Facebook chat and BBM integration that makes it easier for users to connect with their Facebook friends in real time.