We just updated couple of days back about the launch of Blackberry Bold 9900 in India. This is a futuristic device for Indian market , It’s 4G enabled. One feature that has particularly attracted us towards this gadget is NFC. Now for all those who do not understand what NFC is , please read the article regarding NFC .However if rumors is to be believed in European countries ,the feature has been disabled , so it is yet to be seen if same is true for India also.
An undocumented rumor is suggesting that AT&T will be blocking near-field communications in their upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900 at the software level. That said, there might be couple of workarounds found by the BlackBerry community at large post-launch.So, wow. Negative RIM news. Seems to be a lot of it lately. With that said we also feel bad for RIM. What good is spending all of these company resources on exciting new devices only to have carriers like Vodafone (and potentially AT&T) disable them, and that too the most important features. There is absolutely no reason for Vodafone (or any other carrier for that matter) disable staple features such as NFC. They did it with Bluetooth when Bluetooth file transfers were all the rage, and then did it again with internet tethering. Of course, the damage isn’t too bad just yet considering NFC support in the world at large is rather small. But that will change.
The bad news does not end here.The Blackberry Bold 9900 will not support WhatsApp. WhatsApp is an app (such as Kik) that allow users to quickly and easily communicate across platforms like Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Symbian. Well, they did allow BlackBerry users access to their Android, iOS and Symbian counterparts. Users of new BlackBerry 7 hardware will find WhatsApp messenger missing from BlackBerry App World.