Vodafone Spain and Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) are today launching the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone, the thinnest BlackBerry® smartphone yet. The high-performance BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone features a stunning and iconic design that integrates an incredibly easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard with a brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screen. This exceptional smartphone is built on a new, performance-driven platform powered by the BlackBerry® 7 operating system and it is designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be available from Vodafone Spain in store next week.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is distinguished by its high performance, amazingly effective keyboard, brilliant touch display and beautiful design. It is crafted with premium materials including a brushed stainless steel frame that puts the finishing touch on a truly outstanding smartphone.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 integrates the new BlackBerry 7 operating system (OS). The BlackBerry 7 OS provides an easier and faster user experience with improved browsing, voice-activated searches, the ability to manage personal content separately from corporate content, as well as additional personal and productivity apps out of the box.
It is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.
The next generation BlackBerry Browser included with BlackBerry 7 leverages the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the powerful hardware enhancements found in the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to deliver browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to twice as fast as models running BlackBerry 5*. Additional enhancements to the browser have also optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.
In addition, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 features Liquid Graphics™ technology, which combines a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.
Key features of the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone include:
• 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approximately 130 g
• 2.8″ high-resolution capacitive touch screen display (287 ppi)
• Highly-performance QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad
• 1.2 GHz Processor, Liquid Graphics technology and 768 MB RAM
• 8 GB on-board memory, plus microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards
• NFC technology
• 5.0 MP camera, supports 720p HD video recording
• Orientation Sensor (Accelerometer), Digital Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity Sensor
• Built-in GPS / aGPS
• Dual-Band Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
• Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR support
• Wireless Network support: Tri-Band HSPA+, Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
• 1230 mAh removable, rechargeable battery
• BlackBerry 7 OS
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About Vodafone Spain
Vodafone Spain is part of the Vodafone Group, the leading global mobile company, present in 30 countries and with agreements in other 40 throughout the five continents. Vodafone provides a wide range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications for being accessed by 371 million proportional customers. The 17,3 plus Vodafone Spain customers benefit from the experience and capabilities of this worldwide leading company, which helps its clients –individuals, companies and communities – to be better connected in the mobile world.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
* Requires BlackBerry 7 OS. Testing was performed by RIM in July 2011 and measured average page load speeds using pre-release BlackBerry 7 software.
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