The 4G compatible BlackBerry Bold 9900 for the T-Mobile network is to make its official debut in stores on August 31st, with the carrier now taking pre-orders for business customers.
T-Mobile have recently expanded their 4G network to a number of new locations, now totaling 194 markets throughout the US. Theoretically, the network is capable of downloads speeds of up to 21 MBPS, which is around three-times faster than current 3G networks.
With regard to the device itself, the new Bold 9900 features a 2.8 inch display, 1.2GHz processor, integrated NFC and 8GB of onboard memory – expandable up to 40GB. RIM have also been keen to point out that the new Bold is also the thinnest Smartphone they have released to date.
BlackBerry 7OS also makes a welcome appearance on the new Bold, which has been hugely tweaked to offer smoother navigation, faster browsing and an enhanced user experience across the board.
RIM are well and truly in the midst of a rally of new Smartphone releases, which are serving as something of a lifeline as the Canadian company continues to struggle against the enormous levels of competition. While some analysts have already dubbed the latest efforts as too little too late, others remain optimistic that it is only a matter of time until RIM regain the footing they sadly lost along the way.