AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9900 release date announcement soon?

By Jamie Pert - Oct 24, 2011

It seems like ages since Research in Motion unveiled the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to the world, however a recent tweet from the official AT&T Twitter account suggests that the 9900 is in fact “coming soon”.

The Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 have been available from multiple carriers for a while now, so we are quite surprised to see AT&T still promoting its release, in our opinion there is a lot more interest surrounding the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus – that said for enterprise users BlackBerry OS is far more suited to their needs than iOS and Android.

If you head over to CrackBerry you will see that a November 6th release is expected, AT&T’s entire tweet can be seen below, as you can see no solid indication as to when it will arrive was given.

The BlackBerry® Bold (TM) 9900 is coming soon! Stay tuned.

One thing which some of CrackBerry’s readers have pointed out is the fact that RIM has previously suggested that QNX will replace BlackBerry 7, in fact we have recently started hearing details about BBX, surely this is reason enough to skip any BlackBerry 7 smartphone and wait until the next-generation of BlackBerry smartphones? Let’s face it, RIM will probably unveil its new platform at CES 2011 which is roughly 3 months away.

We have also heard that the first batch of QNX-based BlackBerry smartphones will be touch-only, so if you are considering buying the Bold 990 for its physical QWERTY keyboard it may be a wise decision, you never know it could be a year before a QWERTY smartphone arrives with QNX.

Are you waiting for the AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9900 release?

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  • Pete

    Am I waiting for BBB9900?  HELL NO!  is anybody?  BBs suck, they have always sucked.  Like everyone else I shunned them years ago due to their lousy business systems integration (remember the Blackberry server…whatever it was called?), stupid keyboard, unreliable trackball, tiny display, OS that was unfriendly to those that like to customize, that lame clicky display thing, utter lack of any interesting apps, etc. etc.  I never understood why anyone would buy one and was delighted when at last their market share began its inevitable, unstoppable downward spiral.  There are simply too many far superior options in the smartphone arena.  RIM had its (undeserved) moment in the sun, that was 8 years ago.  Like Blockbuster (or any number of very fine buggy whip manufacturers), they failed to respond to evolving market conditions.  My prediction:  By this time next year they will either be relegated to selling freebie go phones or have been bought up at a bargain basement price for the value of their last relevant patent.