Press Release: Verizon Wireless Introduces the BlackBerry Bold 9930

By Adam Zeis on 15 Aug 2011 09:42 am EDT

Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9930

Well Verizon fans - the wait is over. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is now avaible for purchase online and will be available in stores on August 25th. If you've been holding out for the next big device then you're in luck. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is truly one of the best devices yet, so if you're ready to upgrade then this is definitely the way to go.

Press Release

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Verizon Wireless today announced the new BlackBerry® Bold 9930 smartphone is available online at and will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on August 25.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet, measuring only 10.5 mm, and is the first BlackBerry Bold to integrate a touch display with a BlackBerry keyboard. This smartphone is performance driven and powered by the new BlackBerry® 7 operating system to deliver the ultimate in communication, multimedia and productivity for Verizon Wireless customers.

BlackBerry 7:

  • Next generation BlackBerry browser has optimized zooming and panning for smoother Web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance.
  • Premium version of Documents To Go is now included at no additional cost, offering customers enhanced document editing features, as well as a native PDF document viewer.
  • The newest release of BBMTM (BlackBerry Messenger) now offers the real-time BBM experience together with a range of apps including gaming and social networking.
  • Liquid GraphicsTM technology combines a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high-resolution display to deliver a responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.
  • Updated Social Feeds app has been extended to capture updates from media, podcasts and more all in one consolidated view.
  • Universal search capability now supports voice-activated search, allowing customers to simply say what they want to find on their device or the Web.
  • BlackBerry® Balance is integrated in BlackBerry 7, allowing customers to enjoy the full BlackBerry smartphone experience for both work and personal use. BlackBerry Balance allows secure access to business information while preventing the information from being copied into, sent from, or used by personal applications. An administrator can also remotely wipe business information from the device while leaving personal information intact.

Key features:

  • 3G coverage on the nation's most reliable network
  • 2.8-inch touchscreen display (640 x 480)
  • Full backlit QWERTY keyboard with trackpad navigation
  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 5-megapixel camera with flash and 720p HD video recording capabilities
  • Global-ready - Quad band with support for UMTS, HSPA, GSM, GPRS and EDGE allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, including more than 125 countries with 3G speeds
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth® 2.1
  • microSDTM card slot with support for cards up to 32 GB
  • Push to Talk capability will be enabled through an over-the-air update

Pricing and availability:

  • BlackBerry® BoldTM 9930 smartphone is available for $249.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • Customers that purchase a BlackBerry® BoldTM 9930 smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

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Reader comments

Press Release: Verizon Wireless Introduces the BlackBerry Bold 9930


+2 ye get with it already, just tell us when its been almost a year since they canceled the storm 3 WTF lets go already!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, if you order it online, will you get it before the 25th or is it just a pre-order to be shipped on the 25th?

Some have suggested that the return policy is more generous if you buy at the physical store.... the 14 day policy doesn't get shortened by the time it takes to ship it.
I think I'm going to want to mess with this phone in the store before I decide.
PJD642, I honor you and your firstness.

I'm happy to hear that big red has these phone for sale. What I'm not happy about is that most Verizon deliveries NEED to be signed for to be left at a resident. I know this cause I drive for FedEx. Not to say that it won't come via UPS. To save yourselves a delay in getting your phones, leave a note with your name,(signed not printed) address, and date, authorizing FedEx to leave your package. Its just like baseball with us, you get three strikes (attempts), then its back to the shipper. Get your goods on the first attempt people-leave that note... Or this would be better if you don't trust your neighbors, have it sent to your place of work.

Very good advice, this guy is totally right.... Unless you authorize it, the carrier can't deliver if you're not there to sign for it and after three attempts, the parcel return to the depot (I used to work for UPS in Europe with the same rules.....)

If I know I'm getting a package from Verizon, I just leave a note taped to the door saying it's ok to leave the package. The driver has left the package every time.

9900 is the GSM model runs on carriers such as AT&T and Tmo 9930 is the CDMA model runs on Sprint and Verizon

No, but just think the more you sleep the more energy you'll have for your new crackberry. It's going to be a benedryl night.

You guys are going to LOVE this phone! This is THE Blackberry. I've had mine for 3 days now and I just can't believe how much easier everything is to do on this phone -- especially typing!!!!

I just tried to order mine and the operator said they are having issues with the system. They claim the system is not letting orders through because the "price is too high'? WTF??? They said they hope to have the issue resolved later today

TMo was one of the first carriers to come out (I believe in Orlando) and said, "Oh yeah, the 9900... we're gonna carry that phone!" Well how is it they still have not released a date or a price? Have I missed it completely? I am dying a slow death trying to patient for limited information they give but I haven't a word since then... Its been a long Christmas Eve night if ya catch my drift.

I'm praying and keeping my fingers crossed that Alltel releases this phone as well b/c Verizon doesn't work that well in my area . I honestly don't know how much more I can put up w/my 9650 freezing up on me nd having to do a battery pull to correct it !

The smart phone gods are watching over me for sure. I dropped my old Storm2 in a parking lot yesterday and shattered the touch screen. This morning I called to get a replacement phone through work and was rewarded with the question if I wanted the new Bold. YES! Should have mine tomorrow.

Now I just have to patiently wait for all me favorite apps to be compatible with BBOS7.

Just got off the phone with Verizon, should have mine in hand by lunchtime tomorrow, and they say I get to keep my unlimited data package. :)

So vzw said you could keep your unlimited data? Are you currently on BB or Android or iPhone? Just curious because I'm currently on an Android w/ unlimited data, but considering the 9930. Was worried though because when vzw first announced the new data plans, rumors were that if you switched from data on an Android device to data on BB, then that is a different type of data plan and even though I was grandfathered in, it wouldn't apply if I switched to a BB data plan, since they're different and would have to switch to a tiered plan? Any info would be appreciated!

Was told yesterday that with a device change BB to BB I would lose my unlimited plan. But the lady on the phone this morning said that according to her computer the unlimited plan transfered over to my new phone. I suspect though that had I been changing from XX to BB I would lose it.

TThanks. Not what I was hoping to hear, but good to know. Really wish I could have freedom to change platforms and keep unlimited data. Is this how you treat your loyal customers of 10+ years vzw?

The press release and the website make no mention of NFC. Is that because nobody knows what it is so why bother writing it.

Also for those that wonder I was asked if I wanted to add mobile hotspot SO if I was and they are charging me then it better be in there. I will no by the time FedEx decides to get to my office.

I noticed that as well, and my fear is they did disable it, but hopefully they just hid the feature instead. But this is Verizon we are talking about.

This is nice and all, but announce the Torch 9850 already. THAT is what I'm waiting on now that I heard the BOLD camera has issues. I was torn between the two, and since I still have my Storm2, I don't mind not having a physical keyboard. I DO however take LOADS of pictures with my BB, so autofocus is a must.

I ordered mine on line....the customer service peeps had issues, so I went to online. I cant believe VZW is charging $20 for this to have a hotspot? WTF?? Ill have mine Wednesday they said.

The camera issue is a deal breaker... need auto-focus and will sacrifice NFC to keep the AF lens that the 9850 features instead of the Bold 9930.

Anyone know when the 9850 is launching for VZW??? I cant wait!

I called the rep up to order because there were problems on the website. She mentioned it was $199.99 and then I asked about my NE2 and she looked and said that I was eligible and dropped it another $30. Now I just can't wait to get it delivered.

Remember the saying "to good to be true"? Let us know how it turns out if you actually get one of these.

Just ordered mine and it should arrive tomorrow, can't wait!!!.......Storm 2, its been real but I've gotta bounce

so I called Verizon (for online wouldn't work) to order the Bold Touch 9930
& she said its $249.99 but told her online it gave to me for $199.99 BUT wouldn't let me process it

So she said she will give me a free month off my bill saving me $90 which overall means my NEW Bold 9930 = $159.99

It's kind of funny to me that the first comments made about the release of a new blackberry, are people asking for a different one.

After ordering mine this morning I was able to keep my unlimited data going from iPhone 4 to bb data. Gave me the option

Hey all you anxious torch vzw crackberrys!!!.....
the all touch torch for vzw is supposed to be sept 1st!
we'll see!
i'm holding out for it!
glad to hear the price drops! i think the 249 was a gimmick price! for those who just run in and grab it without griping!
buyer beware! only way you get somewhere with vzw is complain! should be getting the torch soon!
sprint...the 21st for the bold!
at&t...oh so sad!

i just want to see a ton of people buy these things & fast!!!!
show the rimpire strikes back!!!!!!

Isn't an all-touch Torch a Storm? Isn't a Torch a slider? Or has that changed? I'd love to see a slider on VZW. Is anyone expecting that anytime soon?