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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 (opens in new tab) says that the phone will land on the 12th of August while Amazon (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.