The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is, like all other BlackBerry devices, the leader in messaging. The new mobile is able to handle multiple email accounts using either BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server) or BIS (Blackberry Internet Server). Messaging has the feature where emails can be shown separately or along with SMS messages, BBM messages, Facebook messages, etc. And as usual, the phone is installed with Facebook and Twitter applications.
Unfortunately, the Bold's camera has not been updated. In fact it is the same one as its predecessor, the 9780. Suffice to say, the Bold 9900's camera will not be its main selling point. The camera is a measly 5 megapixels but with an LED flash thrown into the mix it isn't as bad as it could be. Pictures can be taken at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1920. However this is astonishingly, albeit a fraction, smaller than the resolution on the previous 9780 (2592 x 1944). In addition, the camera application has not been changed. Thankfully, the Bold comes with an HD video function. Where before video could be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels, it now boasts a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is undoubtedly geared towards tech-savvy youngsters and with that come quite a few media options. There is media syncing for both music and videos, although the latter takes what seems like a lifetime to complete. Using the media player, users are able to create multiple manual and automatic playlists. Video playback is great. Users are able to playback media from a memory card, access videos via YouTube or use the Radio.