BlackBerry Bold 9900 Smartphone available in the Philippines on October 7

Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) launched the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone in the Philippines last week, September 26. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is expected to be available in the Philippines on 7th October from all carriers and authorized retail channels.

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet at only 10.5mm, and the first to offer the perfect union of a high performance keyboard and touch display integrated within the iconic BlackBerry Bold design. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is also the first BlackBerry smartphone to include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that is enabling many new and exciting capabilities, including the ability to pair with NFC-enabled accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

BlackBerry-Bold-9900

Distinguished by its beautiful design, amazingly effective keyboard and brilliant touch display, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is crafted with premium materials including a brushed stainless steel frame that puts the finishing touch on a truly outstanding smartphone.

Hastings Singh, Vice President, South Asia at RIM, said: “We are very excited to be bringing the highly-anticipated BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone to the Philippines. This powerful new smartphone offers a best-in-class mobile communications experience together with faster browsing, richer multimedia and improved overall performance.”

BlackBerry® 7, the operating system for the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, introduces a next generation BlackBerry browser with a significantly faster, more fluid web browsing experience that is among the best in the industry. Combining the dramatically improved performance of the advanced WebKit browser engine together with the powerful hardware enhancements in the BlackBerry Bold 9900 delivers browsing results that are up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry® 5 based smartphones*. Additional enhancements to this next generation BlackBerry browser have also optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 also features Liquid Graphics™ technology, combining a dedicated high-performance graphics processor with a blazingly fast CPU and stunning high resolution display to deliver a highly responsive touch interface with incredibly fast and smooth graphics.

For more information please visit ph.blackberry.com/Bold9900 or www.facebook.com/BlackBerryPH