Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 Coming In August?

The Blackberry Touch 9900, the latest smartphone from beleaguered Canadian phone manufacturer RIM, is set to reach the UK in August according to one online retailer.

Play says that the phone will land on the 12th of August while Amazon reckons that it will appear on the 15th of September in the UK with both listing £519.99 as the retail price, £30 less than the suggested retail price of the handset.

A white version of the handset will be available at the same time and we already know that O2, Vodafone and Three will stock the Bold Touch 9900 sometime this year.

As far as we remember, the 9900 will be RIM's first Blackberry OS phone on the market with the focus being firmly on the Blackberry Playbook, the firm's recently launched tablet.

The phone, which is a followup to the Bold 9780, will be RIM's new top of the range keyboard equipped smartphone. It is the thinnest and sleekest Blackberry phone on the market and by far the fastest as well.

It comes with a QWERTY keyboard, an optical trackpad, a 1.2GHz single core SoC, 768MB system memory, 8GB onboard storage, a five-megapixel camera with HD video recording, a 2.8-inch VGA capacitive touchscreen display, a microSD card slot, Blackberry 7 OS, a 1230mAh, NFC, Wi-Fi, AGPS and more.