Summary: For those who waited, the RIM BlackBerry Bold won't disappoint. The Bold impresses with its brilliant display, enhanced productivity tools, and excellent multimedia performance to deliver a more powerful and well-rounded smartphone to mobile professionals.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Bold boasts one of the sharpest displays we've seen on a smartphone and offers great multimedia performance. The smartphone also brings HSDPA support, more productivity tools, and an updated OS. Other goodies include Wi-Fi; GPS; Bluetooth; and strong e-mail support with full QWERTY keyboard.
Cons: The Bold is a bit bulky and expensive. The Web browser isn't as easy to navigate as the competition.
Summary: A fully-fledged smartphone that boasts excellent connectivity features and a keyboard that’s very useable. The only issue is that the phone has fairly basic battery life especially when using its 3G connectivity.
Pros: Great LCD screen, attractive design, web browser formats pages quite well, WiFi and 3G support, swift performance.
Cons: Basic battery life, random freezes, keyboard isn’t as nice as that of the Curve, camera isn’t the greatest.
Summary: If we were to sum it all up right now, then we would say that the Blackberry Bold is impressive but only for the people who the need these kind of features. For the younger crowds who want big touchscreens and loud PMP-phones, then there are cheaper options. For the busy individual who needs to be connected all the time, access information and send e-mails, this is one of the best phones to do this. It’s fast, accurate and almost glitch-free.
Conclusion: In the end, various minor shortcomings aside, the Blackberry Bold is by far the sweetest smartphone RIM has created. If you’re hooked on so-called “crackberries” or just want to upgrade to a mobile phone that offers the best of best worlds (think boardroom meets bad ass), hey… Congratulations – you’ve finally met your match.
Pros: Sleek design; speedy 3G network; robust media offerings
Cons: Clunky web browser; average photo quality; expensive; various design quirks
Summary: BlackBerry fans will fall in love with the Bold; it's fast, sports a stellar display, and offers a great e-mail experience and near-perfect keyboard. Although it costs $100 more than the 8GB iPhone, the Bold is much more of a business-class device, whereas the iPhone has more consumer appeal. The $199, Windows Mobile-powered Samsung Epix directly competes with the Bold in that it offers a physical keyboard, 3G and Wi-Fi, and a touchscreen.
Excerpt: This might be a shocker out there to many, but we do actually, you know, not leak things from time to time. What’s important here, is that we’ve been rockin’ a BlackBerry Bold for around a month now, and we’ve got a great handle on the unit. From hardware to software, this is going to be the most complete BlackBerry Bold review, period. If you’re really ready, hit the jump. You might need a couple cigarettes and a cup of coffee — it’s long!
Summary: T he BlackBerry Bold 9000 is a mobile phone with not only a beautiful design, but also fantastic BlackBerry functionalities. The large, crystal-clear widescreen monitor offers a perfect reproduction of many file formats. The Internet browser is easily accessible, and thanks to the 3G internet speed and WiFi all connection options are at hand. It's only the Internet pages divided in columns that the Bold 9000 struggles with.