Tonight, I got my hands on RIM's latest smartphone, the Blackberry Bold 9900/9930. The Bold 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity, and the 9930 supports CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA+ global roaming on GSM/UMTS networks. It integrates an a BlackBerry keyboard with a high resolution, capacitive touch screen. It's powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system. Both models have a brushed stainless steel frame and a high-gloss glass-weave backplate. They are also the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones yet, at only 10.5mm.
This phone is fast! The Blackberry Bold 9900/9930 features a 1.2 GHz processor, Liquid Graphics touch screen, and support for high speed 4G/HSPA+ wide area wireless networks.
There's NFC on the Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930. Users will be able to, for example, pair the BlackBerry Bold to an accessory or read information such as a web link from smart tags by simply tapping their BlackBerry Bold to an NFC tag (eg. Smart Poster).
On the back is a 5.0 MP camera. It also supports 720p HD video recording. It is equipped with a 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones are expected to be available from carriers around the world this summer.