The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC-enabled smartphones will start shipping “later this month”, Research in Motion has announced.
RIM first unveiled the two phones in May this year and said at the time that they would be available from this summer. Amazon UK has had the Bold 9900 listed for pre-order since early July with an expected delivery date of 15 September. But it now looks as though the new NFC phones could be available as soon as next week.
The Carphone Warehouse in the UK now has the BlackBerry Bold 9900 available for pre-order on contract with Vodafone for a monthly fee of £31 — and an expected delivery date of 12 August. Amazon UK, meanwhile, has updated its expected delivery date and is now offering a Bold 9900 SIM free for £519.99 for delivery from 22 August.