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AT&T Officially Announces BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9860 and Curve 9360! (Bold 9900 on November 6th!)

AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9900
By Kevin Michaluk on 1 Nov 2011 10:00 am EDT
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FINALLY!!!!!!!!! It looks like our November 6th date was right! See full pricing and availability here and keep reading for the press release on the newest BlackBerry 7 Smartphones to be available from AT&T.

Press Release

AT&T Unveils Broadest 4G BlackBerry Portfolio --BlackBerry Bold 9900 and All-Touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphones Arrive for AT&T Customers on Nov. 6 --New 3G BlackBerry Curve 9360 Hits Store Shelves Nov. 20 AT&T Unveils Broadest 4G BlackBerry Portfolio -- BlackBerry Bold 9900 and All-Touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 Smartphones Arrive for AT&T Customers on Nov. 6 -- New 3G BlackBerry Curve 9360 Hits Store Shelves Nov. 20 

DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Key Facts

AT&T* today announced the price and availability of the BlackBerry® Bold(TM) 9900, the all-touch BlackBerry® Torch(TM) 9860 and the BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 9360.

AT&T delivers the broadest portfolio of the latest 4G BlackBerry smartphones, including three models - the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860, and the previously-released 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810. On AT&T's 4G network, the three 4G smartphones are capable of speeds up to nearly four times the network speed capability of previous models.

AT&T delivers the broadest portfolio of BlackBerry smartphones at the best prices, ranging from $29 to $199, so customers can choose the best form factor for their needs at a great price.

BlackBerry Portfolio from AT&T

AT&T delivers the broadest portfolio of BlackBerry® 7 -based smartphones, including three 4G models - the Bold 9900, the all-touch Torch 9860, and the previously-released Torch 9810, the first 4G BlackBerry smartphone from AT&T. All 3 4G smartphones take advantage of AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network to deliver network speeds nearly up to four times faster than most previous 3G BlackBerry smartphones. In addition to the three 4G options, AT&T is also releasing the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone, which is a significant upgrade of the Curve series, and a great option for messaging-intensive and socially active consumers and business users.

All the new BlackBerry smartphones from AT&T support multitasking, so customers can send and receive messages or browse the web while on a telephone call on AT&T's mobile broadband network. They also follow global roaming standards so customers are able to enjoy international voice roaming in more than 220 countries and data roaming in more than 205 countries.

The complete portfolio allows customers to choose the best BlackBerry smartphone for their needs - whether it's the premium touch QWERTY Bold 9900, the touch/ slider QWERTY Torch 9810, the all-touch Torch 9860, or the classic QWERTY Curve 9360. AT&T offers excellent pricing across the full portfolio so customers can choose the right BlackBerry form factor at the right price.

Full Suite of BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

Each of the new BlackBerry smartphones features BlackBerry 7 OS, a powerful evolution of the BlackBerry software. BlackBerry 7 OS delivers speed, efficiency and UI enhancements, and introduces a next-generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience.

BlackBerry 7 OS also includes the premium version of Documents To Go free of charge, BlackBerry® Balance to allow customers to fully experience work and personal features without compromising the IT department's need for advanced security features, as well as voice-activated universal search, among other features.

BlackBerry Bold 9900

The new, premium BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is distinguished by its iconic Bold design and delivers best-in-class productivity for people who want the industry's leading full QWERTY keyboard while enjoying the convenience of a touch screen. The thinnest BlackBerry smartphone ever at just 10.5 mm, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 boasts 4G speeds, a brilliant 2.8-inch touch screen, 1.2 GHz processor, Liquid Graphics(TM) technology, which delivers a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics, 768 MB RAM, 8GB of onboard memory (that you can expand to a total of 40 GB with a 32 GB media card), HD video recording and dual-band Wi-Fi®.

BlackBerry Torch 9860

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone is AT&T's first all-touch BlackBerry smartphone and delivers the largest screen on any BlackBerry. The 3.7-inch display makes your photos, videos, games and apps come to life in incredible detail for a rich multimedia experience. Similar to the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the all-touch Torch BlackBerry smartphone also boasts 4G speeds, a 1.2 GHz processor, Liquid Graphics technology, 768 MB RAM, and HD video recording.

BlackBerry Curve 9360

The new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone is slim, stylish and ergonomically designed with a comfortable keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 features a 2.44-inch hi-resolution display and includes a 5MP camera with flash and video recording so that memories can be captured and instantly shared on social networks. Customers will welcome the increased productivity and enhanced user experience delivered by the faster processor, increased memory, and up to 2x the network speed of previous BlackBerry Curve models from AT&T. A non-camera version will also be available for purchase.

Price and Availability

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be available starting November 6 for $199.99 with a two-year contract online and in company-owned retail stores. The all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be available online the same day for $99.99 with a two-year contract. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be available for $29.99 with a two-year contract starting November 20 in company-owned retail stores and online. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be available to business and government customers on November 14 while the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and all-touch BlackBerry Torch 9860 will be available in those channels starting November 7.

Quotes

"Our BlackBerry enthusiasts will welcome these three new BlackBerry smartphones to AT&T's premium smartphone lineup - the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, all-touch Torch 9860 and Curve 9360," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "From new and improved versions of BlackBerry classics to AT&T's first-all touch BlackBerry smartphone as well as 4G models, our leading suite of BlackBerry smartphones has something for everyone - government, business and everyday consumers - at the best prices available in the market."

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Not available everywhere. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. Learn more at att.com/network.

Important Information: Limited-time offer. Coverage not available in all areas. Two year agreement with qualifying voice plan and a minimum $15 a month smartphone data plan required. Smartphone data plan requirements differ for CRU customers. Subscriber must live and have a mailing address within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activation fee applies. Equipment price and availability may vary by market and may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to returns; thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose additional fees. Other conditions and restrictions apply. See contract for details. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment.

International Roaming: Activation of international service may be required. International roaming apply outside the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S.V.I. Visit att.com/worldpackages and select Packages to view rates and available discount plans. Restrictions apply. Coverage, service and features while roaming are not guaranteed. International roaming pay-per-use rates apply in countries outside the roam zone.

Reader comments

AT&T Officially Announces BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9860 and Curve 9360! (Bold 9900 on November 6th!)

49 Comments

Took them long enough. Now what's the catch?! What have they disabled, blocked or figured out how to charge us for?

it'll most likely be a vendor ID based nfc block so download a non-at&t version of the 9900 os and nfc enabled.

now do i want to go from the 9810 to the 9900... hmmmm

It's about damn time. I've been patiently waiting, seeing that my upgrade date has already passed (still sporting the white BB Torch 9800) so I'll be at AT&T bright and early Sunday. Wait...should I wait a little? I know they're gonna to have a white version of the 9900.

I'm eager to see if there will be white or silver versions of the 9860 or 9900 (We know the Bold will have a white version at some point).

I can guarantee you that the local AT&T reps are relieved to be able to sell these now so that I can stop harassing them.

Tried to put a new body on my 9700 last night and now it doesn't work right. Antena problems! Sooo maybe this is an omen for me lol

Seriously? It took them way too long to release this out dated piece of crap. I actually waited hand and foot for months on this and decided to pickup a moto atrix 2 for 49.99. I'm glad I went ahead and upgraded. Nobody in their right mind would pay 200 bucks for that crap. Seriously blackberry please go ahead and go out of business. Your outdated, over priced, and letting millions of your fans down. They really should sell this device for 100 bucks or less to appeal to more people. Oh and they should went ahead and put an autofocus 8 mp camera in it as well. Oh thats right they didn't because they were cheap and couldnt find a way to put autofocus in a phone that friggin huge.

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If AT&T / RIM wasn't stupid I would have bought this 2 months ago, now I am getting the Galaxy Skyrocket Sunday since they added LTE to Athens GA this week.

Even if they didn't add LTE my next phone would need to have LTE support, after all I have to use it for 2 years. How dated would I feel next year?

How exactly is this RIM's fault? The 9900 was released on all carriers already except for AT&T.

AT&T is the reason it was held back.

Just for your own edification, RIM wasn't the cause for the delay. As you know, the phones have been complete and shipping out for months now. ATT (wanting to be the control freaks they are) made the decision to release it at this time.

I don't why all they haters are still on this site daily if all they do is bash rim. Clearly you guys are dying to get ahold of the 9900. Let's get to my point I've had this phone with tmobile since the day it was released its an amazing phone. Worth the money, I'd recommend it

These AT&T reps still have yet to be informed about the announcement from the bosses. They know they are getting 4 new phones on Sunday, but aren't told which ones.

The 9900 will work in almost every country in the world. World Phone is not relevant outside CDMA carriers, it simply means the phone supports a SIM for roaming on 2/3/4G networks worldwide in addition to the obsolescent CDMA standard on its home network.

@branta - so here's my question. I have been using World versions of the BB from AT&T for about 5 years now. I travel a lot, so I never even think about switching networks or anything....I'm not sure how the World Phone works...but whereever I go...out of the country ot in little podunk towns in the US, my phone ALWAYS works. Always.

Will I lose that if I switch from a World Phone?

Ditto

Even though my upgrade isn't until December, I'm sorta hoping there will be a holiday drop. Like what the other carries have been doing of late or at the least a special one day price drop that Best Buy or an online store will do every once in a while.

tmobile getting the 9810 was just the extra icing for at&t to get all 3 out.at&t can now turned their attention to htc titan which they've yet to carry.

For those of you moving up from the 9800, the blackberry trade up program will give you $160 for your old phone.

OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER SEE THIS DAY COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you kidding me?! The pricing is much better for AT&T than T-Mobile. If T-Mobile does reduce theirs for the holidays, I hope the mail in rebate stuff doesn't happen. No one really wants to pay up front then wait to get their money back! Well, I guess it will either be wait and see or change carriers to get it.

I am using a Bold 9000 now, I was looking at the 9900 but with the late release of the 9900 on AT&T and the release of a QNX os only a few months away I hate to get the 9900 now, the lack of a resonable ammouunt of application memory is a drag as well, I really like my 9000, it looks like ill be likeing it for a while longer although the Galaxy Sll is looking better all the time.