Hours ago, we’ve seen the official announcements of T-Mobile and RIM regarding the launch of BlackBerry Bold 9900. It is the first in a new series of devices from Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion that would arrive on shelves with the company’s new BlackBerry 7 OS on board, which brings Augmented Reality, upgraded BlackBerry Browser, voice-activated search, BlackBerry Balance, and more features.
Now the Canada based Virgin Mobile has also announced on its Twitter feed that it will launch the BlackBerry Bold 9900 handset some time in the near future. Virgin Mobile Canada wasn’t specific on whether the new device would make it to its lineup. We should note that the Virgin Mobile Canada is owned by Bell, the BB Bold 9900 is also headed to Bell in Canada.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the first smartphone in RIM’s Bold series to feature both a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen display in a candybar form factor.
BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes with a 2.8-inch "Liquid Graphics" VGA screen, and running on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU inside, embedded with NFC chip for mobile payments, and brings support for Augmented Reality applications, equipped with a 5-megapixel flash-equipped camera for 720p HD video recording capability, boosted by 768MB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage and scope for 32GB memory expansion, Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor, and a 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery.
Here is the tweet by Virgin Mobile Canada:
[Source: Virgin Mobile @ Twitter]