Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry Bold 9700 / Bold 2
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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review
17 May 2010
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.
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is available from both T-Mobile and AT&T. Both carriers are charging $199.99 for the phone when you sign a new two-year service contract. That's less than the $300 the original Bold cost at launch. The Bold 9700 is considerably smaller than the original.
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.
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold 9700, like its predecessors, excels at providing email on the go and offers astounding battery life – especially when compared to alternative smart phone options. The handset feels lovely in your hands; slim yet substantial.
Summary: A smaller, sleeker body than its predecessor, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is as nice to look at as it is to use. It may take a little getting used to if you’re new to BlackBerrys, but this device is incredibly efficient and will keep you super organised.
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