The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the descendant to the new hand Bold RIM BlackBerry 9000. And it looks the part, at first glance, the Bold 9900 is very alike to the Bold 9000. And in many ways, the exterior of the device is alike: the keyboard layout, shape and size are almost identical to 9000, and the shiny silver bezel surrounding the handheld is also seen as under the old Bold. But the resemblance end there.
The Bold 9900 is considerably thinner and slightly lighter than the 9000. In fact, the Bold 9900 is the thinnest RIM BlackBerry ever. And it feels great in hand. The Bold 9900 form factor is probably my favorite of any BlackBerry smartphone to date.
And the keyboard 9900 is to die; RIM even called it the best keyboard on any smartphone BlackBerry. And I agree. Although the keyboard is almost identical to the original 9000 keyboard, is actually a little bigger, because it extends almost all the way to the sides of the device, while the Bold 9000 bezel is thicker and occupies a space on the keyboard.
I spent a few minutes to write to the Bold 9900, and was a real pleasure, especially because I used a Bold 9000 and really miss the keyboard.