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
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.
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?!
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: 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.
Excerpt: The Bold 9790 is new in the sense that it has the newer Blackberry 7 OS (not for long though). Add to that the touchscreen display and a contemporary design, you have a totally different Bold. All said and done, the phone went through a set of rigorous PC World India tests. What follows is an in-depth look at what the Bold 9790 has to offer.