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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Phone (AT&T)

4.1 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
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  • 2.8-inch LCD display
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking; GPS for navigation and location services, compatible with AT&T Navigator service (optional); Ultra-thin 4G-enabled professional mobile messenger with BlackBerry 7 OS
  • 5-MP camera with HD 720p video capture; Bluetooth stereo music; 4 GB memory; HTML5 web browser; full QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 GHz processor and Liquid Graphics technology
  • Up to 6.3 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours (12.8 days) of standby time; released in November, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, stereo headset, polishing cloth, documentation kit
  • Ultra-thin 4G-enabled professional mobile messenger with BlackBerry 7 OS, 2.8-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, 1.2 GHz processor, and Liquid Graphics technology
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking; GPS for navigation and location services, compatible with AT&T Navigator service (optional)
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.53 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.41 inches
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: UMTS
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 378 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 307 hours
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Product Description

Product Description

Touch and Type: 2.8" high-resolution touchscreen and full BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. 5 Megapixel Camera: 5 MP camera with built-in flash, autofocus, and 720p HD video recording. 4G Speeds: The fastest mobile broadband network is getting faster with 4G. Powerful 1.2GHz Processor: High-speed 1.2 GHz processor built to take on the most demanding tasks. Camera:. Rear-facing Camera: Yes. Resolution: 5.0 megapixels with 720p HD video camera. Zoom: 4X. Live video capture and playback: Yes. Music:. Music player: Yes. Supported music formats: MP3, MP4, WMA 9, WM 10, ACC-LC, ACC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, OGG, MIDI. Subscription music services: Slacker(TM) Radio. Streaming radio: Slacker(TM) Radio. Create music playlists: Yes. Shop Music: Yes. Messaging:. Text Messaging: Insert pictures, video clips and sound clips easily. Instant Messaging: BlackBerry Messenger. Email:. Mobile Email: POP3/IMAP, Corporate Email. BlackBerry Push Technology: Yes. Video & Web:. Web browser: Webkit. Applications/Media:. Ringtones: MP3, Polyphonic. Ringback Tones - have your friends hear your favorite song or funny phrase when they call you: Yes. Cool Tools: Facebook, Twitter, Wikitude, The Weather Channel, Bloomberg Mobile, Compass. Games: Brickbreaker. Trial versions of Need for Speed(TM): Shift, Bejeweled(TM) and Word Mole. Themes: Wallpaper, background, custom menus/popups, icons and more. Preloaded Apps from AT&T: AT&T Navigator, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Music(TM), YPmobile, AT&T Code Scanner. Separate subscription may be required. Productivity:. Alarm clock, Call waiting, Caller ID, Calendar, Personal Organizer: Yes. Address book: Yes. Conference calling: Yes. Call Forwarding: Yes. Multitasking: Use voice and data simultaneously. Extras:. World phone: Quad-band. BLUETOOTH wireless connectivity: Yes. USB connectivity - transfer data through a USB cable: USB cable included. Hands

The next evolution in the BlackBerry Bold family, the 4G-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 for AT&T is distinguished by its iconic design and delivers best-in-class productivity for those who want both a full QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen display. And with the latest BlackBerry Browser from the new BlackBerry 7 OS, you'll experience remarkably faster page load times, seamless panning and zooming, and enhanced web-based video and gaming.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 with 2.8-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard (view larger).

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BlackBerry Bold 9900
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G HSPA+ connectivity

  • BlackBerry 7 OS

  • 1.2 GHz processor

  • 2.8-inch touchscreen + QWERTY keyboard

  • 8 GB memory + microSD expansion

  • 5-MP camera + HD 720p video record

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Corporate/personal e-mail
At a Glance

The thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet at just 10.5 mm, the Bold 9900 boasts a brilliant 2.8-inch touch screen, 1.2 GHz processor, and Liquid Graphics technology, which delivers a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics. It's also outfitted with an 8 GB internal memory that can be expanded via optional microSD memory cards up to 32 GB in size.

Packed full of the latest mobile technologies, the Bold 9900 includes an augmented reality feature that uses the built-in compass (magnetometer) to display over 150 million points of interest, BBM contacts, and more. And BlackBerry's universal search has been amped up in BlackBerry 7 OS. With speech-to-text translation, you can now look for files, e-mail, contacts and music--and even search the web--all without typing a thing.

With BlackBerry, on-the-go productivity is the name of the game. You'll get access to the world-class BlackBerry push messaging service with access to up to 11 supported business and personal e-mail accounts, plus BlackBerry Enterprise Server support for corporate e-mail installations. The DataViz Docs To Go suite is pre-loaded for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere, and you can access BlackBerry App World to download more productivity apps (as well as games and more).

With AT&T's 4G network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network (learn more below). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.

Other features include pre-loaded social networking tools including Facebook and Twitter, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, multimedia player with wide music and video format compatibility, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, and up to 6.3 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).

Vital Statistics

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 weighs 4.59 ounces and measures 4.53 x 2.6 x 0.41 inches. Its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.3 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.8 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 4G HSPA+ network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS) and single-band 3G connectivity (2100 MHz UMTS) when roaming in foreign territories.

What's in the Box

BlackBerry Bold 9900 handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, stereo headset, polishing cloth, documentation kit

AT&T 4G Network

This phone runs on AT&T's dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you'll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband--up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).

Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.

In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.

Optional AT&T Services

The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.

AT&T U-verse Live TV allows you to experience live, on-demand, and downloadable mobile TV so you can watch wherever you happen to be. Watch your favorite channels and shows on your mobile phone, including live sports on ESPN Mobile TV and NBC Sports., breaking news on MSNBC and Fox News, the most popular children's programming from Disney Channel, and More. Hundreds of full-episode, on-demand shows are available from top networks like MTV, Comedy Central, ABC Mobile, and many more.


  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's HSPA+ network (with enhanced backhaul). See more about AT&T's 4G service. Where 4G isn't available, your phone will connect with AT&T's 3G network.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded BlackBerry Maps or optional AT&T Navigator) and location services.

BlackBerry 7 OS

  • BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) allows you to send and receive messages in seconds as well as see when your contacts are typing. Swap pictures, videos, voice notes, and more (files up to 6 MB in size). You can even text non-BBM friends from the BBM screen.
  • BlackBerry App World features a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include travel, productivity, entertainment, games, social networking and sharing, news and weather, and more.
  • BlackBerry Balance separates personal content from corporate content, giving the freedom and flexibility to use the smartphone for personal e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, multimedia, games and other apps, while satisfying the need for corporate data to be highly secure and manageable.
  • BlackBerry Maps lets you view maps and receive directions on your BlackBerry smartphone. Zoom or pan through interactive maps when looking for locations or directions, get easy-to-follow turn-by-turn directions, and send maps via e-mail or text messages.

Communications & Internet

  • Personal and corporate e-mail access
  • Compatible with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for advanced security and IT administration features within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.
  • HTML web browser (HTML5)
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging


  • 1.2 GHz processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen (640 x 480 pixels, 287 ppi, 16 million color depth)
  • Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Optical trackpad
  • MicroUSB port
  • Sensors: accelerometer, magnetometer .


  • 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 4x digital zoom, flash, face detection, image stabilization, geo-tagging, zero shutter lag, and multiple scene modes.
  • HD 720p video capture


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, OGG, and WAV
  • Video player compatible with MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.


  • 8 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 768 MB of RAM

Pre-installed Apps

  • Documents to Go mobile document suite lets you create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint docs as well as view PDF files.

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hands-free speakerphone

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0064Z6CSE
  • Item model number: Bold 9900
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,730 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

This phone is really impressive.

To be put simply this phone has all of the strengths of a BlackBerry with virtually none of the past weaknesses.

These strengths are: the keyboard, the indicator light, call quality, call clarity, battery life, emails syncing faster, using less data (for those who don't know BlackBerries using RIMs proprietary network consume about 1/2 the data to do the same tasks as everything else), industrial design (this phone just feels higher quality than everything, even the iphone 4s and HTC phones, which are themselves very well made), and bbm (apple did it all wrong by integrating imessage with sms, bbm is great because its an entirely separate messaging client with true extra features, with imessage you may as well text)

The past weaknesses which have been fixed:

1. Speed--especially in navigating/launching apps this phone is hands down the fastest I've seen, and although the browser on something like the Nexus Prime is probably slightly faster this one is up there with the best and much better than BlackBerries of the past

2. Touch--the touchscreen/keyboard combo makes doing everything unbelievably easy and fast

The only reason I could see against getting this phone is if you really want a big screen. The difference in screen size between this and the iphone isn't worth thinking about but when compared to some of the big offerings with android it becomes a debate
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This is a really good phone, the touch screen is very responsive, the keyboard the best in the market, Motorola or Samsung can try to copy but they never are going to get to the blackberry's keyboard level. the speed of the phone is excellent, pages load really fast.

If you re looking for a good communication device buy this phone, but if you want a phone to play games instead of actually talking to people go with IOS or Android. I have an iPod touch when i want to play games like angry birds.

I am in family plan of 4 people and the 4 phones are blackberry bold 9900, one of the person in the plan had an iphone4 before, he love the iphone4 but he could not communicate in the way that blackberry is letting him communicate now.
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By Deneb56 on January 16, 2012
I Really enjoy using the blackberry bold 9900 especially the great keyboard thats attached to it. The design is simple yet eligent enough to bring a smile to my face every time I pick it up and use this device. I previously owned an iPhone4. I am glad I made the switch. I am happy to say that I am no longer part of the Cult of IPhone and all of the annoying freemium/micro-purchasing BS that has taken over THAT market. One issue that others people are complaining about is the short battery life that comes with the bold 9900 (same issue with the iPhone 4S). The problem persisted until a new update was made that remedied the negative battery life issue. I have updated my Bold 9900 to 7.0 bundle 2392 (v, platform This update seems to have fixed the issue as I am still on an 80% charge at 2:44 pm today (without the update, the phones energy would drain itself overnight). I charged the phone last at 7:00 pm yesternight. My network is currently set to 4G & WiFi, and I am still retaining positive charge at a slower energy depletion rate. So the update appears to have fixed the problem. Obviously, the more I use the device (playing games or surfing the web), the more the battery is drained. As with any other device, there are methods that one can take to help preserve battery life. On top of the update, I have taken extra measures (like decreasing screen brightness) to extend the phones energy life.

Before I had the iPhone 4, I was using the blackberry bold 8900 and loved it then. Boy am I glad to be back with the new and improved Bold smart phone. I Have missed it.... excuse me while I go make out with my 9900...
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Had my AT&T Bold 9900 for about 3 months now. Upgrading from a Torch (slider).

Pros- My build quality is perfect. Keyboard is best in the industry BY FAR. I have an obsession with keyboards in general (typing on a Thinkpad now) and this keyboard is phenomenal. I love the aluminum frame ring and the thinness. Looks/feels very premium. OS7 has been working great for me. Smooth and fluid. Screen quality is excellent (285ppi). Device is fast. Excellent call quality and a speakerphone that works! I've been getting 35-40 hrs of battery life with the latest OS.

Cons- Like everybody else, I wish the camera had autofocus. That's it.

It's too bad more people don't check these devices out before buying Iphones or Androids....I've been showing friends my new phone and the response is always "wow this is nice". When I was checking devices out, salespeople would always look at my funny when I asked to see the 9900 first ("You don't want a Galaxy?")

PRO TIP- First thing to do when you get the device: plug it into the computer and upgrade to the latest OS. It will solve most freezing and battery issues.
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I will state right in the beginning my view that Blackberries continue to be the leaders when it comes to security, data efficiency, reliability and and practicality. My company-issued Blackberry does not do games very well and I'm not using it to play movies (I prefer the 73" screen in the living room for that) but it's amazingly good when it comes to getting my email and quickly composing new messages or replying to the incoming. Also great at integrating the enterprise email with any Web email services I'm using, Bluetooth-paired devices and the phone features be they 4G or Wi-Fi.

Current Bold users should be happy and almost certainly happier with the 9930 because this is very much the 'old' Bold only sleeker, faster or, in other words... bolder. When it comes to new users, it's a crowded marketplace out there. Those who prefer great physical keyboards may want to look into this Bold because you could hardly find a better 'phone' keyboard anywhere and that includes other Blackberries. I am currently a Torch user but I've been given the opportunity to try out a couple of the newer models: this new Bold and the new Torch 9810. The Torch has a slightly larger screen but, in fairness, few phones come close to the new Bold when the factors considered are elegance, the quality of the build and, naturally, the keyboard.

First, the good things:

- IT'S STILL A BLACKBERRY - This is important to the many BB users who want their Blackberry to change only slightly from one generation to another, at least as far as the physical form and the user interface is concerned.
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