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.
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