T-Mobile's BlackBerry Bold 9900 coming August 31st?

By Bla1ze on 1 Aug 2011 09:55 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Bold 9900

We've heard dates aplenty for the T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 already but one thing has remained true -- the month will be August. A new leak is pegging the date for August 31st to be more precise, and along with that leak is the fact that T-Mobile stores are now also putting out some promo material for the device.

T-Mobile was among the first carriers to confirm release of the BackBerry Bold 9900 when it was first announced, so when ready -- we're pretty sure they will go pretty hard at promoting the device. Judging from the info, customers will also get a $50 MIR when you opt in for a $20+ data plan.

Source: Phone Arena, T-Mo News

86 comments

kevin.sunley

Any pictures of the rest of the features to the right? Particularly mobile hotspot?

Jimcmf

THIS JUST IN .......

A stunning thirty to forty percent of Android phones are being returned for refund, even as the iPhone 4 sports about a two percent return rate in comparison.

http://www.beatweek.com/news/8888-vaccum-iphone-5-laps-up-consumers-amid...

dasDestruktion

MIRs suck. Good to see some dates finally though.

neoflasher

UMA has to be on this. That is like the major TMO plus. One of the things that has me worried about AT&Tmo..

s2by10

Need this now! Can't wait.

jussimple

Now if Verizon can get in the game I would pre-order mine yesterday. Waiting is for the patient and I'm pretty sure a lot of us are not. Well, no use holding our breath, you could die if you do. Might as well just check in regularly to find out when. Thanks for the update Bla1ze.

twelvezero8

Birthday is 17 September... Can't wait this is my present!

imcurved

My sister's birthday was on April 26th, then my birthday was on April 29th, then my brother's birthday was on June 9th, then my fiance's birthday was on July 8th, then my dad's birthday was on July 22nd. Our family ran out of birthdays waiting for this phone. I'll be darn if this phone actually come out at the end of August instead of mid August as we previously anticipated.
I guess it's still better than it's not coming out at all.

3Dee

Lol, hilarious comment :D

DeeDudnath

LOL my birthdays on June 9th and i was also waiting for the phone then

bovcrx

Mine too! Sooooooooo can't wait cuz my 9780 is dookie right now.

dosto

Even though we know 9900 is coming to TMO, it's nice to see this.

kevin620627

I hope the Verizon rumors of 9930 coming out soon is true.

fghard

its amazing how RIM doesnt give an official release date... we cant live on rumor after rumor...

gord888

Maybe because RIM is relying on the carriers to provide their own final release dates?

Mvor7

Dang! A whole month of waiting ....!

shatty

THANK GOD!!!! I have had my white 9700 since the day it came out. So bored of the phone... They have had no NEW BBs since the 9700. (9780 doesnt count)

DeeDudnath

Umm.. wasnt T-mobile supposed to release this phone first?

howl078

If I have to wait one more day after the 31st, I am going to go Gaga!!!

bigbob417

and I'm among those who hope it doesn't, will this phone still work on ATT's network?

esbuenodun

ALRIGHT! WELL IT'S OFFICIAL!! DROID HERE I COME! If you think im waiting another 30 days for this phone your out of your mind. This isnt a QNX device? they should have had this phone in market 6 months ago. I can hear all of you out there saying well FYCK YOU, LEAVE THEN. And Im gone

fghard

I understand what you say, I'm loving forcefully my blackberry, but we are missing out in a whole lot of things like AR Apps, Games (really fun games) and usefull Apps... I had to buy myself an Ipod touch 4th Gen to sort of get by... I love RIM... Have had all of them... But everytime my torch freezes over some webpage and I turn for my ipod I feel a little stupid... Why, with all the resources and people leaving, do they do things by half? This phone is surelely an update for us all, but... Does it have ALL it could to go against Iphone 4/5 and all those Droids?

No BB Drone

wow you and me are i nthe same boat. I did exactly the same thing. I could have goen for an Iphone but when I heard about the antenna issues and privacy issues didnt really want to go that route. So I chose the Ipod 4 touch aswell last december. Never regretted that purchase. Ofcourse it doesnt have Gps or 3G. But it is sufficient enough for me for all the cool apps I have one there. While i have next to none apps on my 9700 at all.

If my 9700 doesnt freeze or cry over too little mem (os6) or closing down web pages (because there too large). The 9900 + wifi hotspot + ipod touch would be the ultimate combination. I am due for an upgrade and if somehow that function doesnt make it in the new 9900 or browsing still sucks and no new and cheaper apps are available. I wil ljump ship to the iphone 4s/5. Or a android device (Galaxy s 3?) wich does hotspot function or just migrate all my apps to an iphone all together.

Jimcmf

Lol .... I just read that people are returning Androids left and right for problems that they are having.

It comes to India on the 8th, so get one online and have them ship it to you over night if you can't wait the few extra days.

It's not RIMs fault ..... blame the carrier. The carrier can have them if they approve them sooner.

Give RIM a break. Show them some love.

westex#WP

that story was BS. Think about it; If they were returning Android Phones at 40%, The companies making Android Phones would have all gone bankrupt. And the Carriers would have stopped offering the phones before they themselves went bankrupt. Silly what people will believe.....

sk8er_tor

So leave! So many cry babies. What do you want from us? Want your bottle before bed? Is baby cranky because he's tired?

don_poky

Good bye RIM, hello Android

Jimcmf

lol ... read comment above.

don_poky

i cant wait for more 30 days without my 9700 display. yes broke it 2 days back

brooklyndon2911

this phone is nice but should have been out two years ago, rim is so disappointing and why would i get this device if the QNIX devices are coming out next year. rim is always two steps behind its competitors getting a Iphone5 maybe ill come back when QNIX devices come out.

sk8er_tor

And why would you get an iPhone 5 when it's going to be the same as an iPhone 4?

No BB Drone

Why would you get a 9900 while its basicly the same as a 9000?
Atleast the iphone 5 will be dual core , when are rim dual core phones coming out? 2013?-2014?

Not to mention apple probably put in a new nice video gfx accelarator while rim is just now catching up to the old adreno gpu ,wich already was in the iphone 3g/s of 2 years ago

mnhockeycoach99

Then go get an iToy and stop posting on a BlackBerry site....

No BB Drone

That "toy" as you call it , browser better then your calculator/mobilephone/pda from 1999.......

mnhockeycoach99

The browser on my Bold 9000 works just fine and the browser on the 9900 looks great (from what I have seen in videos, etc.)... so I'd like to know what makes your iToy so much greater than any other smartphone?

ps. Are they going to fix the "phone condom" issue?
pss. Why are you out here posting on a BlackBerry site if you are a crApple user? Go post on iBGR.

sk8er_tor

If you knew anything, you would know that even the Torch 9800's browser gets a higher HTML5 rendering score than your iPhone 4. Moron!

Xterra2

Why can't RIM announce officiallly tthe dates?
We havee been on ruumours upon rumours

Abrante

My birthday is on August 28th. This will be my belated gift to myself :o)

guerllamo7

Wow, I have mixed feelings about this.

I'm glad there is a date but wish it was sooner. Still, I am looking forward to this and hopefully Sprint will get it before then but if they at least commit to a date in August I will wait for it.
Actually, I came back from a droid and I would wait until hell freezes over before I buy anything besides a BlackBerry but darn, I'm ready to get one tomorrow!

I'm just going to start my countdown and if Sprint gets it sooner then that is a bonus.
I can't wait to use that enhanced keyboard and the new super speeds. I don't care if there are a couple of phones out there that are faster this is a BlackBerry and HTC Droids feel like land lines because the battery is so bad.

Patience, breathe... just count down the days.

Gregory Ryan

That really puts it in perspective. Droids are landlines in comparison. Cant wait for a 9930 on Verizon, but I will of course.

redk

Dang i was hoping it woukd be mid august. This wait is killing me!!

Jimcmf

Good things come to those that wait.
Carriers need to prepare for the launch.
I have a feeling that these phones are going to hit every country in the world, one after another .... just like new years eve .......

04RoadKing

I have never owned a blackberry before. Although I am a fan of the tactile keys, the BB's were always too cramped (excluding the 9000) for my liking. Well... along comes the Bold 9900/9930. Like the rest of you, I have been following the news/rumors/YouTube videos, etc ever since it was announced in May. I am also tired of waiting. However, I realize this is what I want so I will bite the bullet until it is released. So for now, it's a "hurry up and wait" situation.

Jimcmf

A stunning thirty to forty percent of Android phones are being returned for refund, even as the iPhone 4 sports about a two percent return rate in comparison.

http://www.beatweek.com/news/8888-vaccum-iphone-5-laps-up-consumers-amid...

masterfurda

Looking over the tech articles on that site leads me to believe that Apple has a hand in writing every article. Each entry reads (to me) like this: Here's a piece of junk that the iPhone doesn't have to worry about because of these unsupported statements. Read more about how wonderful you can be with an iPhone.

But that's just me.

Jimcmf

When should we line up? I bet you that if we can create a line 500 people long, we will all be famous and get star status. Maybe meet Jay Leno or something.

Anybody with me?

sirpedro83

One of the perks for working for the above mentioned carrier is being able to play with the demo and owning the device before it hits the shelfs. I must say I am stoked!!!

cl8baller

Its not AT&T but its a step. And if anyone mentions the AT&T-TMo acquisition/merge., just please don't, I still have trouble explaining the Cingular-AT&T merge to some people.

bigbob417

this phone will function properly on the ATT network post-takeover, particularly since I remember reading that T-Mobile 3G users would have to get new handsets for use on ATT's 3G network. So, if you're a T-Mobile user who rushes out and gets this phone the day it goes on sale, whose carrier then gets folded in with ATT, are you then stuck with a brand-new, shiny BlackBerry Bold 9900 paperweight?

usofa1776

This is crazy why isn't att not gonna carry it. What's with them!?

rijulu

I'm with a lot of these guys - I can't really get that excited over a phone that should have been out a year ago. What I would get fired up about would be a QNX OS. But the sad thing is, by the time these geniuses at RIM release the QNX phone, it probably will not be competitive. It's such a shame, man, the BlackBerry was my first smartphone and I SO DUG my BB Bold 9000 form factor! It's like, cmon, RIM I WANT to be on your side, but you just gotta do better than this! Well, I got another year with my Torch. We'll see what the state of mobile phones is like at that point. Heavy sigh.

koobyalp

A webshop in the Netherlands has the Bold 9900 on pre-order now and expected delivery on August 31st too http://www.pdashop.nl/product/136848/blackberry-bold-touch-9900.html

This company is allways on top off new devices and delivers on time

DatBoyHam

S#!t just got real.....finally ( in my Rock voice) the BB Bold 9900 has a date on a carrier

jeter_81

Everyone hating on BB talking about all the apps you're missing out on, ask yourself which productive apps you're really missing out on. Most of the major apps have a presence on BB. Furthermore, for those talking about Android being so much better, clearly they haven't owned one long enough. There are numerous "force close" errors and general overall instability. Combine those facts with better battery life, superior build quality, and RELIABILITY and I'd say BlackBerry is the better phone. The only thing I wish my BB had that Android has is audible turn-by-turn GPS navigation for free.

KOOLWATER

Check out life in Pocket in app world. Turn by Turn GPS and a whole lot more... FOR FREE :-)

HunterRemington

Had a Vibrant, dispeleased to say the least, had an HTC G2 and Mytouch 4G, which I loved but passed on to family. I now have a G2x, and as much as I like android I still use my Bold 9780 the most. I want a white 9900 on tmo so bad. I will wait if it doesn't release with the black. BlackBerry for life, and I am on my fourth G2x, so yeah, android hardware is a problem. Long live the Rimpire.

Shlooky

Not worth it, screen too small, waiting for the Torch 2 full screen touch.

Jimcmf

Get them all. Collect the set. The more BBs, the more women you get.

southlander

Hey Aug 31 is my birthday! Too bad it's on TMO (for me). Waiting for VZW to get it. Hurray for all those TMO folks here though.

07thking

Finally!!! (Dancing)

camera531

I can't wait any longer, I'm just going to get the Style

aa25007

I can't any longer for the BB Bold 9900. I'll be outside TMO to get it. And to those who are going to Android, so long losers. Welcome to battery drain, and bad reception on your androids. Give RIM the benefit of the doubt.

toppa

My nex phone from RIM should include a front facing camera ability to video call with playbook higher screen resolution or larger display better 8megapixel rear camer or more qnx base os jus beat the crap outta apple

ronnienyc

Funny how this is a BB announcement on a BB web site and every other comment is about Android.

And by the way that Beatweek b.s. site which people are linking to also states that 67 percent of BB users plan to switch to the iPhone 5.

http://www.beatweek.com/news/8898-wipeout-iphone-5-to-scoop-42-of-androi...

mnhockeycoach99

Funny how Android losers come here to post crap because they have nothing better to do. For those of you that feel the need to post that you are jumping ship to Apple or Android... DON'T BOTHER!! Nobody cares that you are having wet dreams about the iToy 5!! If you feel the need to post about crApple or Android, go to iBGR and post away.....

ronnienyc

I have a Blackberry. Just pointing out how the data on that site looks off the charts. If any phone was being returned that much it would not be on the shelves. Silly story.

mnhockeycoach99

My comment wasn't so much directed at you as it was to all of the Apple/Android trolls posting on a definite pro-BlackBerry website.

The_Kills

August 31st isn't early summer as was said numerous times prior. Not even worth it. I'll keep my BB 9700 if indeed iPhone and Android are truly that less capable than out dated RIM devices. BB is the next Nokia. They better pray on this QNX OS they promised is coming soon. They also better hope no other mobile inovations are made in the industry. They also, finally better get some serious hardware going, if not, then they will be the next Nokia, but instead of failing because of software, RIM will mainly be due to hardware.

wheresmy600

" The only thing I wish my BB had that Android has is audible turn-by-turn GPS navigation for free."

That must be carrier-specific because I have that on my Curve 8530-Sprint.

Please, RIM/SPRINT, PLEASE!!! I have Best Buy Reward certificates that expire soon. PLEASE don't make me use them on printer ink or a year's supply of paper!

Barefoot_Kevin

Should have all of your comments / complaints and the bugs worked out of it by the time my Verizon upgrade from my 9650 comes up in April.

john dunbar

I'm up Aug 20th, so looks like I'll slide right into the 9900 from my 9700. I must say, the drama queens of Crackberry really get worked up about this phone and the release date. I still consider my cell phone to be just that, a cell phone. I mean I love owning a smartphone and having it help me with work and communicate in different ways, but wow, all you doctors and NASA engineers on this website sure need your Droid/Blackberry/iPhones IMMEDIATELY!!!

dadathepanda

My plan is up for renewal Sept 1st. Sprint better have the 9930 ready by then...but most likely they'll drag their feet as with all BB models and release when they become obsolete

Jakovasaur

Official !! It will be available in France on August 23rd on SFR.

mckillio

This phone should have been out a year ago and if it can't run QNX (eventually and well) then I'm just going to ditch my 8900 for a used 9780 and wait it out.

Gizopizo

Anyone know if either Torch is going to be released on Tmobile?

Jonn Doe#CB

The answer to that is NO, The torch 9810 will be only released in AT&T and the 9990 for the moment is only planned for T-Mobile, 9930 CDMA version will launch only in USA for Sprint and Verizon at the moment.

Jonn Doe#CB

Also please everyone keep this in mind. Since the 9990 is only planned to launch in 4 carriers in Northamerica at the moment: USA: T-Mobile and Canada: Rogers, Bell and Telus. For those on AT&T network that want to get a new 9990 go and buy an unlocked version of any of the 3 Canadian and dont buy the T-Mobile unit. This because the 9990 of canada supports the same 3G band of AT&T and if you get a T-Mobile you will be stuck in EDGE only :)

mnhockeycoach99

Any idea of when AT&T is going to carry the 9900? I heard October/November (which I think is absolutely ridiculous)!!

bluegreen1965

What is with the whiny 'droid users on a Blackberry site?!?! Go away.

burrberryHI

Ha, I like all the disputes on this one post about the iPhone 4 & BBB-9900.

I had an iPhone 4 with AT&T for about 6 months. An let me tell you, it ain't all that great. The service sucks. An every time there's a storm or anything AT&T is always the first carrier to punk out, let one on occasion be the ONLY carrier to not have service at all. So pretty much, AT&T is the worst carrier and shouldn't have the privilege of carrying the iPhone 4. I sold that phone for $400 to some dip, and bought an iPod Touch 4th Gen. Best decision of my life.

I'm a huge on the BB-Bold series. The 9900 is a step up from what they offer. I can't wait to get my hands on this phone & F'stuff up.

So with all the disputes between the iPhone 4, Android & Blackberry, just quit it.

This is Crackberry people, not iCrack, not Crackdroid...

So if you don't have or don't plan on getting yourself a Blackberry, you can kiss two booty cheeks!

ALOHA!

scootnyinzer

As slow as RIM has been to release these devices, Android makes me dizzy. What happened to the Nexus and the G2? They were good phones (so I hear) but they were released and discontinued within months?

My loyalty to BB begins and ends with the keyboard. Typing on a touch screen ACCURATELY is difficult for me, which makes entering passwords very frustrating. No keyboard is a deal breaker, period.

Maybe this is a generational thing, but the smartphone is suppose to help me make better use of my time --- not something I spend all my time immersed in. I expect the 9900 will be excellent for communications and comparable (not quite as good, but comparable) to the iPhone for the web and multimedia. That is where most BB users priorities lie.

Now if RIM could deliver a single-core QNX upgrade for the 9900 in the future or a generous trade-up to QNX, that would be awesome. I REALLY want a Bold 9900. I sould have stepped up to a Bold 2 years ago, but the Curve 8900 was a respectable device back in the day. One thing I have learned about mobile is that NO MATTER WHAT PHONE YOU BUY, you will think it sucks in a year.

john_kaufman

Love the posts by the haters. It's like owning a Corvette simply so you can hang out on the Porsche sites looking for trouble?!

I ditched my Droid 2 weeks ago and bought a used 3G 9780 on eBay... I do too much txt'ing and email to dick around with a soft keyboard. I've been in IT since '86 - the 9900 looks like the perfect phone for me (at least) and when paired with my PlayBook I am *sure* I will have the best of all worlds at the lowest recurring cost. I installed the Android VM last week and it's not vaporware. Patience nets good things people - if you were a non-gaming BB user but moved to Droid, I'm sure we'll be welcoming some (many?) of you back to the BB party soon. My iPhone and Droids were toys; the BlackBerry is still Rock Solid if Business is more important to you than Angry Birds.