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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎07-26-2013
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: orange

Language on 9900

I would like to help:
I live in Israel and I want to buy BlackBerry 9900 in the U.S. and use it in Israel
My question: Is there a built-in the Hebrew language?
Can I choose the Hebrew language?
Can I read and write Hebrew, and that the phone will work on the Hebrew language interface?
I would love an answer
Thanks in advance



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Posts: 59,104
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Language on 9900

Hi and Welcome to the Community!



  • KB05305 Localization support for BlackBerry smartphones

That KB tells you what the OS package filename must contain in order to include the language(s) you desire. Your next step is to determine which carriers have OS packages with the proper contents in the filename:

With the proper tricks, you can use any carriers OS package, so do not be concerned about that.


But, do be concerned about your home (Israel) carrier and if it's network natively and automatically supports the 9900. For, if it does not, then you will be wasting your time and money. Getting a BB model number to function on a carrier network that does not automatically support it is very tricky indeed. That same portal above will tell you which carriers support which specific model number BBs.


Good luck!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎07-26-2013
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: orange

Re: Language on 9900

Thank you for the fast response.
I will definitely look into your suggestions and ask questions
Many thanks Ronen