BlackBerry Bold 9900 Official on T-Mobile: Release & Price

We’ve been keeping readers informed with news about the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 and recently told about UK price wars before release. Previous to that we had told of disappointment when the US release of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 was delayed until September but today official confirmation has arrived of the release date and price and it seems that T-Mobile has just beaten the September mark and will release this smartphone on August 31.

Many have been waiting for the Bold 9900 and as well as a confirmed release we have price news for you too. It will be available at $299.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, on the usual two-year contract. T-Mobile is touting the Bold 9900 as a 4G handset and as a brief reminder we’ll tell you that specs and features include a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, 5-megapixel camera, QWERTY keyboard and all running on BlackBerry 7 OS.

Dieter Bohn of This is My Next, sourced from T-Mobile, tells us that by the end of the year the BlackBerry Bold 9900 should be available on all 4 major US carriers and that is a rare feat these days. The Samsung Galaxy S II should be coming to the big four and there’s also a possibility, though as yet unconfirmed, that the iPhone 5 will be as well but handsets on multiple carriers are few and far between.

This is My Next does have some reservations about the price of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 on T-Mobile though, as most top Android handsets at T-Mobile come in at around $100 less. The pricing therefore does seem to be aimed at the enterprise market. The T-Mobile press release does state, “CIOs can trust that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will give their employees the ultimate combination of speed, productivity and security,” which seems to back this up.

You can see more on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 T-Mobile announcement on the Facebook page here. If you want to read up a bit more about what the BlackBerry Bold 9900 can offer you then you might want to check out a useful article by Ysolt Usigan over on CBSnews which looks at some of the various reviews available on the web. We’re interested to hear your thoughts on the Bold 9900 and would like to know if you’re considering its purchase on T-Mobile? Why not let us know with your comments.