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BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on (photos)

RIM gave fans a glimpse at its new BlackBerry OS 7 devices at a special event in Toronto. Get a closer look at the BlackBerry Bold 9900 here.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930

The BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 takes RIM's most popular design and adds a 2.8-inch, 640x480-pixel touch screen. Other new features include a 1.2GHz processor, BlackBerry OS 7, and NFC support. Both AT&T and Sprint have already announced that they will offer this model later this year, but pricing and release dates were not disclosed at this time.
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Keyboard

Like previous models, the Bold's keyboard is outstanding. The roomy layout and good-size buttons are easy to press, and the brightly illuminated keys make it easy to type in darker environments.
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Thinnest BlackBerry

RIM says the Bold 9900/9930 is the thinnest BlackBerry yet at just 10.5mm thick. Indeed, it feels slimmer than previous models, while still retaining a premium look and feel with its brushed stainless steel accents. Shown here is the left side, which features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Micro-USB port.
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Right side

On the right spine, you'll find a volume rocker, a convenience key, and a camera button.
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Top view

Viewing the smartphone from the top also shows how much thinner and smaller the Bold 9900/9930 is compared to previous Bold models.
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Camera

On back, you'll find the smartphone's 5-megapixel camera, which is also capable of recording 720p HD video.

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