BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930

Blackberry bold 9900 / 9930 nfc

BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930

The BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, the first NFC Phones from Research in Motion are available:
Ireland, Holland, Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore
And many others, see also the overview by country.

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if you like keyboards, great keyboard
external notifications
speaker quality is very good
thinnest BlackBerry

email software outdated
good camera, but no auto focus
little too expensive?

With Contract


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BlackBerry Bold (TM) 9900 – Charcoal Black Smartphone at AT&T

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The forthcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the accompanying CDMA mode, the 9930, will support NFC read/write operations when they debut. RIM is also actively working on partnerships with banks and credit card companies, to offer secure mobile wallet and/or mobile payment functionalities.

NFC Technologie; Getting Started, How To and Troubleshooting at BlackBerry.com

Embedded secure element ?

Some websites write about an embedded secure element in the BlackBerry Bold 9900. The NFCmanager in RIM device API talks about an embedded secure element and SIM-based secure element. Unfortunately, I find no first-hand information about an embedded secure element in the 9900. You know why I have doubts? Mastercard calls the BlackBerry Bold 9900 a SWP Mobile Phone and the Nexus S with embedded element and SWP a Mobile Phone with embedded element. So why are those two phones placed in a different certification category?

Certification !

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 received mobile payments certification from MasterCard. It is the second certified NFC phone. The Google Nexus S was the first to be certified.

update jan.10; Certified for VISA PayWave

Payments with the BlackBerry Bold 9900

Etisalat, largest telco of the United Arab Emirates, announced the introduction of NFC payments with Mobile Phones. They use a MasterCard PayPass application on the SIM card of the Mobile Phones. First in the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Later in other NFC Phones. The intention is to start before the end of 2011.

update Jan.2012; Turkcell and Research In Motion announced the commercial availability of an NFC mobile wallet application, the Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan, for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone customers in Turkey.
The power of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 combined with the Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan application enables Turkcell customers to enjoy making payments in a simple, easy, safe and convenient way by simply tapping their NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 against a MasterCard PayPass™ reader in shops, retail outlets, cafes and restaurants across Turkey. In addition, Turkcell customers travelling abroad will also be able make payments in the same way .

Payfirma Launches Canada’s First Blackberry Mobile Payment App

RIM announced BlackBerry tag, NFC-based sharing app


Precisely designed

Height 4.53 in / 115 mm
Width 2.60 in / 66 mm
Depth 0.41 in / 10.5 mm
Weight 4.59 oz / 130 g

Brilliant touch display

* VGA 640 x 480 high resolution
* 287 ppi
* Transmissive TFT LCD
* 2.8″ (measured diagonally)
* 24-bit display

Powerful performance

* Processor: QC 8655 1.2GHz

Room to spare

* Memory: 768MB RAM, 8 GB eMMC
* Expandable memory: Up to 32 GB uSD card(optional)

Type and navigate with ease

* Capacitive touch screen
* Optical trackpad
* ESC key to the right of trackpad
* Menu key to the left of trackpad
* 35 key backlit keyboard
* Dedicated keys: Send, End (Power), Menu, Escape, Camera (user customizable, convenience key), Volume Up/Down (Fwd/Rwd for media, Zoom for camera), Mute (Play/Pause for media), Lock (top center)

Capture with confidence

* 5 MP camera
* HD video recording (720p)
* 4X Digital Zoom
* Flash
* Face detection and Image Stabilization
* Geo-tagging
* Zero shutter lag
* Multiple scene modes

Fully charged

* 1230 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery

* 9930
* CDMA Talk Time: up to 6.6 hours
* CDMA Standby Time: up to 12.8 days
* GSM Talk Time: up to 6.3 hours
* GSM Standby Time: up to 12.8 days
* UMTS Talk Time: up to 5.9 hours
* UMTS Standby Time: up to 12.8 days
* Audio Playback Time: up to 50 hours
* Video Playback Time: up to 7.4 hours

* 9900
* GSM Talk Time: up to 6.3 hours
* GSM Standby Time: up to 12.8 days
* UMTS Talk Time: up to up to 5.9 hours
* UMTS Standby Time: up to 12.8 days
* Audio Playback Time: up to 50 hours
* Video Playback Time: up to 7.4 hours

Live loudly

* 3.5mm stereo headset capable
* Integrated hands-free speakerphone

Make instant connections

* Near Field Communication:
Operating Modes: accessory pairing and smart tag reading/writing

NFC technology not enabled for all carriers. Please check with your service provider for availability.

Boldly go anywhere

* Wi-Fi: 802.11 2.4 GHz b/g/n, 5GHz a/n
* Wi-Fi® access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
* Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Bundle
* Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi

Find your way

* Integrated GPS
* Includes BlackBerry® Maps

Impressive music & video

* Video formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv
* Audio formats: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wma, .mp3, .flac, .ogg, .aac, .amr, .wav, .mid
* Picture formats: .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .wbmp

Choose your alerts

* Polyphonic/MIDI/MP3 ringtones
* Vibrate mode
* LED indicator, user configurable


* Password protection with screen lock
* Sleep mode
* AES or Triple DES encryption with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
* Optional support for S/MIME

* Bluetooth 2.1
* Headset Profile (HSP)
* Handset Profile (HFP)
* Address Book Integration using OBEX (Object Push)
* Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
* Dial-Up Networking (DUN)
* Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP / AVRCP 1.3 support)
* Serial Port Profile (SPP)
* Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)
* Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP)

Carrier networks

* 9930:
* Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO Rev A networks
* Quad-Band: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks
* Dual-Band: 2100 / 900 MHz UMTS/HSPA networks
* HSDPA : 14.4 Mbps
* HSUPA : 5.76 Mbps
* 9900:
* UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz or 2100/1700/900 MHz
* GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900

Source BlackBerry.com, But we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.
Product specifications and service availability may differ by country.

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