Announced at BlackBerry World earlier this year, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a phone that RIM fans are awaiting with eager anticipation. The device marries touchscreen functionality with the oh-so-important BlackBerry keyboard and turns one of RIM's most popular phones (the BlackBerry Bold) into something that offers users the best of both worlds. Set for launch on August 16, fans don't have long to wait until they can get their hands on the device. In fact, if you pop down to Carphone Warehouse, you might be able to pick one up now.
Engadget reports that the picture above was snapped at a CW location 'in the UK' and though it's not clear if the phone is on sale or just on display, it's possible Carphone Warehouse has jumped the gun and is selling the 9900 a few days early.
The Bold 9900 boasts a high resolution, 2.8-inch capacitive touch screen; a 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU; 768MB of RAM; up to 32GB of storage via MicroSD (8GB as standard); a 5-megapixel camera with flash and HD video capture; microUSB; NFC; Bluetooth; 802.11a/b/g/n; and compass, accelerometer and proximity sensors. It also offers the physical keyboard avid BlackBerry users are so attached to.
If you do end up popping down to your local branch and happen to see a 9900 on display, let us know if the device is actually on sale today!