Announced at BlackBerry World 2011, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Bold 9930 will launch this summer worldwide. T-Mobile has already said it will offer the BlackBerry Bold 9900 later this year as its first 4G-capable BlackBerry. No word yet on other carriers or pricing. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the GSM version, and the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is dual-mode (CDMA/GSM) model.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 keeps the Bold's familiar QWERTY design but brings the addition of a 2.8-inch, VGA touch screen, as well as NFC technology and a 1.2GHz Snapdragon. The smartphones will also run BlackBerry 7 OS, which promises to deliver faster graphics and browser performance.