Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry Bold 9700 / Bold 2
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20 March 2015
Summary: When the debuted late last year, I called it the best BlackBerry smartphone yet. Now, I've gotten my hands on the , the 9700, and I like it -- a lot. But can it top the excellent BlackBerry smartphones that have debuted in the past year, like the BlackBerry Tour? Maybe. Just maybe.
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.