Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is one of the newest models introduced by RIM, a popular Canadian mobile phone manufacturer. The Bold 9650 is a world phone, so inside it is the sim card- something not found on many Verizon phones.
Excerpt: A review of the new BlackBerry Bold 9650, the new world phone released for CDMA carriers. The device has a lot going for it, but will a few questionable design decisions be enough to sink this BlackBerry? Read this review to find out.
Excerpt: It has been a long time in the making. The infamous trackball that has graced the faces of so many BlackBerry devices is taking its last few breaths. Those were my initial thoughts, when I heard that there would be a BlackBerry Bold 9650 out to replace the Tour 9630. If you are a Tour owner, or know one, then you are fully aware of the trackball, and its many problems. Could RIM really pull it off though?
Review of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 for Verizon and Sprint
3 July 2010
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is the follow-up device to the Verizon Wireless (and Sprint) BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone. Much of the device remains very similar, including many of the specs and overall design, but the Bold 9650 also offers twice the memory of the Tour, adds WiFi support, and also includes the optical trackpad that's also found on the Verizon Wireless Curve 8520 and on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 available on AT&T and T-Mobile USA.
Excerpt: We’ve just got the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 in from Sprint and Research in Motion. The Bold 9650 is seen as the successor for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 for CDMA networks–both the Tour and the Bold 9650 are world phones and would operate on Sprint’s CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A network in the US and on GSM/EDGE/HSPA internationally for world travelers.
Excerpt: Just like the Sprint version, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 for Verizon brings an update to the carrier’s BlackBerry Tour. It’s not a major overhaul but brings some nice enhancements, including Wi-Fi, double the onboard memory, and an optical touchpad, to make it a worthwhile upgrade. In this review, we will focus on the Verizon-specific features and performance.
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a nice addition to RIM's CDMA lineup. Strong signal strength, combined with decent battery life and international capabilities will make for a great device for any individual that travels regularly. Despite that, it's more of a revision than it is an upgrade, so if you're using a Tour 9630, Curve 8500 series, or Bold 9700, the Bold 9650 isn't anything new. What's more, at $199.99, it runs a dangerous risk of being flanked by the EVO 4G and...
Pros: Additional system memory helps general performance; trackpad and Wi-Fi are also welcome improvements.
Cons: More of a revision than an entirely new model. At $199, it's also way too expensive.
the BlackBerry Bold 9650 Cell Phone - Sprint
It's true that RIM hit the mark with the BlackBerry Bold 9650. Unfortunately, that mark wasn't very high. As a messaging-centric device, the Bold is great. However, being a great messaging device isn't enough anymore to capture the consumer end of the market. As competition from Android and other platforms becomes stronger, RIM needs to innovate and add something truly unique to the experience in order to stay relevant.
Pros: Feature-laden CDMA equivalent to Bold 9700, Strong Gmail integration, Can roam outside of the U.S.
Cons: Tired styling, Jumpy trackpad, Awkward charging port placement