We have posted a fair bit of news about RIM's then-upcoming BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9900, for some time ever since it made its debut in CommunicAsia this year, but the fact remains that the most important detail pertaining to pricing and local availability has been left unanswered all this while. This has changed somewhat though, for the company has finally broken its silence by announcing that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone is now available for pre-order from the likes of M1.

Want to get your hands on Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone that has been making headlines online recently? If so, the good news is that the wait for RIM's elusive smartphone is close to an end, for the company has officially announced the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone in Singapore, where it is due to go up from the pre-order come 1 September from M1.

In addition to the announcing of the BlackBerry Bold 9900's pre-order date, RIM has also taken the opportunity to drop more information about its upcoming smartphone. According to the company, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will feature what it calls a 24-bit Liquid Graphics touchscreen which is reportedly capable of a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels at 287ppi. Backing up the BlackBerry Bold 9900's processing power is a QC 8655 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, along with 768MB of memory and 8GB of internal flash storage. A five-megapixel camera capable of recording videos at 720p resolutions, a 1230mAh battery pack, BlackBerry OS 7 and support for both NFC and standard wireless Internet connectivity completes the package.

RIM has not released any details pertaining to an actual retail date or pricing at this point of time, or if the BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be an M1 exclusive or not. More details about the smartphone and its specifications can be found at BlackBerry's product page here.