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, there is a lot to like about the BlackBerry Bold 9790. It is beautifully designed, has a really nice QWERTY keyboard , and delivers outstanding in-call audio quality. In fact, if you are a BlackBerry enthusiast, you probably needn't look at a higher end model as this one would do the same job just fine. But if you do not insist on owning a BlackBerry, we think that it would be much wiser to spend your money on something different.
Pros: Great in-call audio quality, Premium feel, Nice physical keyboard
Cons: Web browser needs more work, Outdated, uncomfortable interface
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 BlackBerry Bold 9790 is the latest in a long line of phones from RIM. The styling is typical of BlackBerry with a sleek profile and elegant curves. It features a backlit QWERTY keyboard, which features all the keys you need, but they are a bit small. People with large hands might accidentally hit multiple keys, which can make writing e-mails and texting a bit of a pain.
Excerpt: The Bold 9790 is a touch-and-type phone. Still, RIM has retained the optical trackpad as an alternative to the touchscreen. As expected from any BB phone, the physical keyboard is good. The keys are perfectly sized, but there's no spacing between adjacent keys. This can be uncomfortable for many.
Pros: Great design; Sturdy build; Smooth UI; Decent camera; NFC-ready.
Cons: Expensive; Lacks scratch-resistant screen; Mediocre sound quality; Emails restricted to BB Internet Service.
Conclusion: You might conclude that we don't like the 9790. But that's not it at all. In fact we are just more disappointed at the mistakes BlackBerry has made with it. Yet again we have a phone with a lovely screen, great battery life, and a superb keyboard. All in a package and small enough to fit easily in our pocket. But this is rendered pointless by a few odd design decisions and an operating system that really needs an update.
Pros: Nice screen, QWERTY is still great
Cons: Doesn't feel fresh or exciting, too much plastic