Conclusion: Overall, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is a great secondary phone. If you want to carry just one device and if that has to be a BlackBerry then I would recommend the Bold 9900 which continues to be the best phone RIM has ever made.
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is the latest addition to RIM’s high-end ‘Bold’ range of smartphones. It offers many features of the Bold 9900 , including a touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard, but in a smaller chassis and at a slightly cheaper price. How does it compare to it’s older sibling? > At first glance, the Bold 9790 seems to have more in common with the Curve range than the Bold 9900.
Pros: Email and messaging features, Compact and lightweight, Excellent battery performance, Sharp screen
Cons: Keyboard is a little small, Expensive when sim free, No HD video mode
Summary: If you're looking for a BlackBerry 7 Smartphone with a front facing full physical qwerty keyboard, you have three options: the entry level BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370, the flagship Bold 9930/9900, and the Bold 9790, which is positioned as a lower end Bold or simply a Bold alternative to the 9900 for those who prefer a smaller phone. Assuming you can afford it, we pretty much always recommend going Bold over Curve.
Pros: Bold 9790 Hardware Review, BlackBerry 7 OS Impressions, Extended Conclusions, Bold 9790 Pros/Cons, Finally a touchscreen Bold 9700 Series phone!, Affordable, Feels awesome in the hand, Excellent one-handed ease of use, Understated looks - a nice evolution to standard BlackBerry touchscreen design, JM-1 battery delivers solid battery life - better than Bold 9900, It has autofocus!, BlackBerry 7 features are nice - voice search, digital compass, etc.
Cons: Bold 9790 Hardware Review, BlackBerry 7 OS Impressions, Extended Conclusions, Bold 9790 Pros/Cons, Lack of HD video recording makes us mad, The styling is maybe too understated - Bold devices should look Bold!, thinking... thinking... oh yeah, how about the fact no US carrier has announced it yet. What is up with that?!
Conclusion: Performance Simply put, the in-call quality with the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is top notch . The earpiece easily reproduces clear and distinct voices, which won't get distorted even when its volume is turned all the way up. The microphone is just as impressive as it captures clear, natural voice tones. Additionally, absolutely no background noise present in either sides of the line.
Pros: Great in-call audio quality, Premium feel, Nice physical keyboard
Cons: Web browser needs more work, Outdated, uncomfortable interface
Summary: At Â£399, the Bold 9790 is priced much more than the competition. If you have the 9700 or the 9780, I suggest there is no need for an upgrade and if you want a new Blackberry phone with the same OS the Bold 9900 is a much better option.
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold 9790 was first released in Asia (Indonesia to be precise) to send the message that Research in Motion is serious about the region. The device will be officially launched in the Philippines this Tuesday. Check out our full review of the Bold 9790 touch and type after the break.
Summary: It is undoubtedly a decent enough phone. Unfortunately, the Bold 9790 does not seem to have the same aura as the Bold 9780 and the Bold 9900, and that is disappointing, more so if you are spending somewhere around Rs 27000 to buy this. Design cues have been taken from the 9780, while the QWERTY keypad layout seems inspired by the Bold 9900. But it doesn't really have the "best of both worlds" thing going for it.
Pros: Slim and light form factor, Decent display, Comfortable QWERTY keypad
Cons: Lacks that premium feel, Menu and call keys have a clunky feel
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9790 runs on BlackBerry OS 7.0 and is powered by Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz processor with 768MB RAM. It has a 2.4 5-inch,480 x 360 pixel display. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 also comes with a 5.0-megapixel camera that is able to record videos. It comes with 8GB of built-in storage, and is able to support microSD cards of up to 32GB.
Excerpt: When the Bold 9900 was launched a few months ago, Bold 9000 fanatics, who never quite took to the Bold 97XX series were jumping with joy. The good ol' real Bold form factor was back. But their joy at possessing the only 'real' Bold in the BlackBerry line-up has been rather short-lived with the launch of the Bold 9790, which takes its form factor cues from the narrow QWERTY 97XX series.