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RIM announce BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in Malaysia

Research in Motion(RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone will be available in Malaysia starting 15 September, 2011.

RIM also claim that customers will be able to pre-register through Celcom, DiGi and Maxis. At the moment, only Maxis & DiGi is currently accepting registration of interest.

No retail pricing was revealed.

More updates to follow, in the mean time check out the press release below from RIM.

 19th August 2011, Malaysia – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the new BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone in Malaysia. Customers will be able to pre-register through Celcom, DiGi and Maxis, while in-store availability is slated for 15th September. For information on the pre-registration promotions offered by RIM’s carrier partners, please visit:

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.

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.

Gregory Wade, Regional Managing Director, East Asia at RIM, said: “We are extremely excited to bring the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone to Malaysia. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 redefines the top of the BlackBerry portfolio with its premium design, amazing keyboard and vivid touch screen. This powerful new smartphone offers a best-in-class mobile communications experience together with faster browsing, richer multimedia and improved overall performance. We are pleased to be working with our carrier partners to bring the BlackBerry Bold 9900 to Malaysia.”

The new BlackBerry 7 operating system 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 powerful hardware enhancements, BlackBerry 7 based smartphones deliver 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 include optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

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Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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