RIM officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 earlier today. While playing with the phone at BlackBerry World today, we found a 9900 running on AT&T (pictured above) and a 9930 running on Verizon (pictured at end of article). Thus far, the phone has only been officially announced by T-Mobile so it is unexpected to see the phone running on Verizon and AT&T. We are led to believe that this means the BlackBerry Bold will be coming to both Verizon and AT&T. We talked to a Sprint rep today who said that they expect the phone to come to the Sprint network by the end of this year or early next year.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 is the first BlackBerry with 4G HSPA+ capability. It is also the first phone with both a touch-screen display and a physical QWERTY keyboard. It runs on the new BlackBerry 7 OS that was also announced today at BlackBerry World. Hit the jump for the picture of the BlackBerry Bold on the Verizon network.