Blackberry 9000 turns official and Bold

12 May, 2008

The heavily rumored new high-end Blackberry 9000 is finally out, not losing the numbers but adding a second name. Dubbed as Blackberry Bold, the new messaging smartphone strives to deliver much more than what is expected form a smartphone messenger - or at least what is expected form a Blackberry one anyways.

The new Blackberry Bold features a large TFT display with the same half-VGA resolution as the Apple iPhone's - 480 x 320 pixels. The Bold messenger packs in a new full QWERTY keyboard and runs on the latest Blackberry OS 4.6.

The Blackberry Bold makes use of a 624MHz processor and 1GB of on-board storage. It also has a microSD memory card slot with full support for 8GB microSDHC cards and a promise for 16GB support, one such large capacity cards become market available.

Identical to Blackberry 8830 in terms of size, the new Blackberry Bold is the allegedly the first Blackberry smartphone to feature tri-band HSDPA support besides the quad-band GSM/EDGE one. The Blackberry Bold is definitely is packed with goodies as it also flaunts an integrated GPS receiver and Wi-Fi.

A pair of stereo speakers, a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, Bluetooth and a USB port all fill up the feature set.

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Blackberry Bold 9000

Additionaly, as a customizing option, the future Blackberry 9000 users will also be able to buy replaceable leather-like backplates that come in a range of colors.

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 will be available around the world beginning this summer.

Here's a Blackberry Bold video walkthrough courtesy of


Reader comments

  • littleshotter

Hi everyone, can this phone b upgraded to os5.

  • Bazza

Poor phone choice - one returned with faulty track ball, now its going back to a softawre "meltdown". I purchased due to promised call quality, yet constant call drop outs and unstable bluetooth connections also cause ongoing frustrations.....

  • deryck South Africa

To all you whinners and wingers.the 9000 is one of the best phones I have had and I have had many phones.everything to do with internet,bbm,emails and documents is aabsolutely perfect.want an iphone,its a name that's all and I will never own anothe p...

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