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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (T-Mobile)

CNET
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 brings T-Mobile its first 3G BlackBerry and improves on its predecessor with a sleeker design and more power. We only wish it had a better browser to complete the package.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 boasts a sleeker design that includes an optical trackpad, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a brilliant display. The smartphone is 3G capable and offers Wi-Fi with UMA support, Bluetooth, and GPS. It also gets a faster processor and updates to BlackBerry OS 5.0.
  • Cons: The BlackBerry browser doesn't compare to the competition. The handset's compact size results in a smaller display and keyboard, but they aren't deal-breakers.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (AT&T)

CNET
30 June 2010
  • Summary: Though Web browsing is not its forte, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 is one of the most powerful and best messaging smartphones in AT&T's lineup.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 features a sleeker design than its predecessor and adds a 3.5mm headphone jack, a responsive optical trackpad, and an extra-sharp display. The smartphone is fast and offers the full range of wireless options and robust messaging capabilities.
  • Cons: The BlackBerry browser lags behind the competition in terms of usability and features. You can only download apps to the phone's main memory.
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Overall 8
8.0

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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Overall 8
8.0

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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Overall 8
8.0

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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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

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

BlackBerry Bold 9700

Tech2
2 January 2010
  • Excerpt: BlackBerry has just launched their new Bold 9700, which is every bit as elegant as the original, the Bold 9000 , with a few alterations to keep up with the times. Retaining RIM’s business like functionality the 9700 is also loaded with BlackBerry’s version 5.0 OS that promised to knock your socks off. If you’re considering switching over from whatever BlackBerry or other handset you’re using to the new Bold, here’s a closer look to help you decide.
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Overall 8
8.0

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
8.0

iOS Central Research in Motion BlackBerry Bold 9700

Macworld
5 November 2009
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the finest BlackBerry to date, combining the best of the BlackBerry Tour 9630 and the BlackBerry Bold 9000 in a slim and refined package. People looking for a major update to the original Bold might be disappointed, but BlackBerry fans will appreciate the handset’s subtle design tweaks and upgrades.
  • Pros: Attractive, slimmed-down design, Excellent, ergonomic keyboard
  • Cons: Browser can't compete with other top phones, Camera is just average
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