In or near Hong Kong? You’ll be able to pick up a pure white BlackBerry Bold 9900 very soon. RIM has begun pre-orders for the all-white 9900, with expected availability in mid-February. The first 500 customers to pre-order will receive the Jabra EASYGO White Bluetooth Headset with their purchase.

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Hong Kong – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone in Pure White for customers in Hong Kong. The stunning new smartphone can be pre-ordered today at http://hk.blackberry.com/w9900preorder  with expected availability in mid-February. The first 500 customers who pre-order the new handset will receive the Jabra EASYGO White Bluetooth Headset* with their purchase.

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 make mobile payments, pair with NFC-enabled accessories or read SmartPoster tags with a simple tap of the smartphone.

Distinguished by its high performance, beautiful design, amazingly effective keyboard and brilliant touch display, the Pure White BlackBerry Bold 9900 is crafted with premium materials including a brushed stainless steel frame that puts the finishing touch on a truly outstanding smartphone.

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, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone delivers 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 the browser include optimized zooming and panning for smoother web navigation and optimized HTML5 performance for incredible gaming and video experiences.

For more information, please visit http://hk.blackberry.com.