Conclusion: As a messaging oriented device the Bold 9650 is simply great. Unfortunately, just being a great messaging device is not enough to satisfy the consumer these days. As the competition becomes tougher from other phonemakers like the Android, RIM needs to innovate itself in order to remain popular.
Pros: Great business phone, Good close up pictures, Fast and easy to use, Excellent displayMammoth application memory
Cons: Uneven sound produced due to single sound port, Small screen, Cramped up keypad, No touchscreenAbsence of WebKit browser with BlackBerry OS 5.0
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.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is Verizon's best BlackBerry, but unless you need its enterprise management features, it falls behind the BlackBerry Torch and best-in-class Android and iOS devices.
Pros: Good voice quality. Solid battery life. Good camera. True world phone. Sublime QWERTY keyboard.
Cons: Third-party app selection is slim. Could use a bigger screen. OS feels stale.
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.
Conclusion: If you're a BlackBerry person, the Bold 9650 is tops in the carton. It's got a very good keyboard (though small, especially compared to the relative behemoth Bold 9000 ), good looks, good build quality and rock solid stability.
Pros: Great voice quality, speedy. Optical trackpad is wonderful.
Cons: Small screen, middling reception, not much sex appeal.
Summary: Even with BlackBerry OS 6 on the horizon, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Sprint is still a very good smart phone. Yes, it's lacking the better browser, 720p video recording, and 4G data of the identically priced HTC Evo 4G, but it's a great business tool for road warriors who prefer a physical...