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BlackBerry Bold 9700 / Bold 2
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 / Bold 2

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
1 May 2010
  • Conclusion: If you prefer your smartphones evolutionary, not revolutionary, the BlackBerry 9700 will fit your bill perfectly. It's the latest iteration of a very successful design.
  • Pros: Excellent form factor. Razor-sharp screen. Wi-Fi calling. Good keyboard. Solid call quality.
  • Cons: Browser still needs help. Not a big jump up from earlier models.
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 (AT&T)

PC Magazine
30 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The Bold 9700 is a smart, shrewd update to the wildly popular Bold 9000—and proof that there's still a place for hardware QWERTY keyboards for both consumers and business.
  • Pros: Near-perfect design. Beautiful display. Great voice quality. Robust media sync options. Excellent battery life.
  • Cons: Middling browser. Buggy video player. Lacks the T-Mobile version's unlimited Wi-Fi calling.
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review: In Depth

Recombu
11 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The Bold 9700 feels much more like a consumer product than its predecessors, once you get past all the menus. Sure, it doesn’t yet offer the range of apps and the media features aren’t as honed as other devices out there, but it’s a great all-rounder for someone who wants a handset for playing as well as working hard.
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Performance 8
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BlackBerry Bold 2 9700

ITP.net
7 March 2010
  • Summary: Verdict: The Bold 2 9700 is an improvement over its predecessor but basic battery life and a few quirks are still thorns in its side.
  • Pros: Premium looks and build, great keyboard, optical trackpad works brilliantly, camera is a huge improvement over predecessor.
  • Cons: A few annoying usability quirks, battery life is still very limited.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

hardwarezone.com.my
16 December 2009
  • Summary: 2008 has been a definitive year for the Canadian company, Research in Motion (RIM). RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9000 came out tops as one of the most-liked and user-friendly device amongst not only RIM's lineup, but also across its competition including Nokia, HTC and Samsung. And like most devices, a successor is always in the making.
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Digitaltrends
30 November 2009
  • Excerpt: It might have been called the Bold Mini had it been born in Cupertino, but those logical Canucks at RIM stuck to numbers. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 takes the stylistic cues and capabilities of its flagship Bold 9000 , and scales them down to a more pocket-friendly form factor. The result: BlackBerry bliss. The Bold 9700 and one of BlackBerry’s most petite handsets, the Curve 8900 , look and feel practically as if they were stamped from the same die.
  • Pros: Optical trackpad, Solid build quality, Landline-like voice quality, Tack-sharp screen, Longest battery life of all BlackBerrys
  • Cons: Keyboard potentially too small for larger fingers, Slow browser
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Overall 8
8.0

9700

MobileTechReview.com
24 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry 9700 isn't an earth-shattering upgrade from the original Bold. But for T-Mobile customers it's an excellent upgrade since it's the first 3G 'Berry on T-Mobile as well as the first Bold. Fit and finish are Bold-level good, the keyboard is excellent (though not quite as good as the bigger Bold's) and call quality is excellent.
  • Pros: Good multimedia features and great messaging experience. UMA Wi-Fi calling is a big plus on T-Mobile version., Good multimedia features and great messaging experience. UMA Wi-Fi calling is a big plus on T-Mobile version.
  • Cons: Slow web surfing even with 3G., Slow web surfing even with 3G.
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Overall 8
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 (T-Mobile) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
5 November 2009
  • Summary: It's not a leap forward for BlackBerrys, but the Bold 9700 is a killer e-mail and messaging device wrapped in a much sleeker package than its predecessor. T-Mobile customers will appreciate that their carrier now offers a 3G BlackBerry, and its Wi-Fi calling feature can help save on phone bills. Social networking fiends are better off with the Motorola Cliq , which syncs with Twitter and Facebook and has a better browser.
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Features 8
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Ease of use 10
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 8
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 review -

Mobile Choice UK
7 May 2011
  • Pros: Perfect QWERTY keyboard, best email support on the market, super responsive trackpad.
  • Cons: Limited customisation possible, small screen size impedes web browsing and media viewing
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Overall 8
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RIM's latest flagship BlackBerry Bold is a sleeker, more compact version of the original, but will users be disappointed with the smaller size?

Good Gear Guide.au
30 July 2010
  • Summary: RIM's latest BlackBerry Bold remains a great business smartphone and is a sleeker and more compact device than the original Bold. The compact size results in a smaller keyboard and display, though, which power users may not appreciate. There is plenty to like about the BlackBerry Bold 9700, but RIM hasn't offered anything innovative in this release.
  • Pros: Sleek, compact design, bright and vivid display, comfortable keyboard, 3.5mm headphone jack, great integration of Facebook, trackpad works well
  • Cons: Smaller display and keypad than its predecessor, sluggish scrolling, Web browser remains inferior to alternatives
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