Canada's smart mobile carrier enhances smartphone line-up with high-performance, next-generation BlackBerry smartphone
TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Mobilicity today announced the addition
of the sleek, new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone to provide its
growing number of unlimited data customers with enhanced BlackBerry®
performance, faster browsing and powerful communications, multimedia
and productivity tools.
Mobilicity also announced a special promotion that gives customers three
free months of BlackBerry® Internet Service (BIS) when they purchase
the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone and activate on a monthly rate
plan of $35 or higher.
Sporting a stylish, brushed stainless steel frame, the BlackBerry Bold
9900 smartphone is the thinnest BlackBerry® smartphone to date (only
10.5 mm) and combines the popular BlackBerry keyboard functionality
with a brilliant touch display for users looking for the best of both
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is built on a new
performance-driven platform powered by the BlackBerry® 7 operating
system and designed to deliver the ultimate in communications,
multimedia and productivity for users around the world., Delivering
enhanced web browsing up to 40% faster than BlackBerry® 6 based
smartphones and up to 100% faster than BlackBerry® 5 based
smartphones*, Liquid Graphics™ technology, voice-activated universal
search, the ability to manage personal and professional content
separately with BlackBerry® Balance and a variety of personal and
The new BlackBerry Bold smartphone also incorporates a high-performance
1.2 GHz processor, brilliant high-resolution display with superior
responsive touch interface, 8GB onboard memory a 5.0 megapixel camera
and built-in support for Near Field Communications (NFC), which enables
users to pair accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap.
To provide Mobilicity customers with a enjoyable and convenient social
networking experience, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 includes the newest
release of BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) which extends the real-time BBM
experience to a range of other apps and enables users to interact with
friends from within the app and consolidates updates from media and
podcasts in one consolidated view.
Today's announcement reinforces Mobilicity's commitment to continue
providing Canadian mobile consumers with a wide range of popular
smartphones that enable them to take advantage of Mobilicity's
unlimited data offering, which can be added onto any of its monthly
plans for only $10.
Pricing and availability
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is priced at $549.99 and is available at
Mobilicity stores across Canada and at mobilicity.ca. Mobilicity's free BIS promotion is available for a limited time for
new activations on Mobilicity plans (excluding Multi-Month and Family
plans) priced $35/month or higher.
About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless)
Mobilicity, Canada's smart mobile carrier, was created to bring down the
cost of wireless with unlimited talk, text and data plans, affordable
North American coverage, plus popular handsets and smartphones -
without locking customers into contracts or charging extra or hidden
fees. Everything Mobilicity does adds up to a better wireless
experience, not an expensive one. NOW THAT'S SMART.
Formerly known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE
Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian
holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in
the telecommunications and media sectors. Mobilicity was named one of
Canada's Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology
start-ups in 2010 by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about
Mobilicity can be found at www.mobilicity.ca.
* Requires BlackBerry 7 OS. Testing was performed by RIM in July 2011
and measured average page load speeds using pre-release BlackBerry 7
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