Excerpt: With the BlackBerry Bold 9900, RIM has taken a step forward in terms of screen technology - at VGA resolution (640 x 480) in a 2.8-inch frame, the clarity is breathtaking - be it web browsing, media viewing or just generally scrolling around the phone, the Bold 9900 manages to match the iPhone 4 in terms of sharpness.
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is a member of the popular Bold series & this impressive handset comes with a highly useable touch screen too. Other members of this popular series include the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 & the BlackBerry Bold 9780. The Bold Touch 9900 is a 3G capable Smartphone which has a slim & well proportioned casing, making it easy to use in a single hand as well as being easy to carry when not in use.
Summary: Overall opinion: How they get the great music and video play times from a 1230 mAh battery, we don’t know, but they are welcome stats; excellent battery improvement. Style, ambition, functionality and longetivity earns RIM’s BlackBerry Bold 9900 8.5 notches. (Hey, we never give 10s. What would we do if we did?
Mister Mobility’s very late BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 Review
26 March 2012
Conclusion: I honestly find doing Blackberry reviews difficult, because there is little differentiation across models. Minus the Storm and Torch series, they are the same form factor. They mostly have similar features in terms of hardware and software. The Bold Touch 9900 is the flagship BlackBerry OS7 device, Forget the Porsche – it is just a 9900 inside with a fancy case. If you can live with its pros and cons, the BlackBerry 9900 beckons at you.
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Pros: Best keyboard ever! We love the addition of a high-resolution touchscreen display to the classic BlackBerry design. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is well-built, feels great in the hand, and the styling is tastefully luxurious. BlackBerry 7 improvements and solid tech specs deliver a super-fast user experience. It's the traditional BlackBerry experience on steroids.
Cons: We could rant on there not being enough apps available, but we realized the economy was in better shape before people started playing Angry Birds on their phones - so we'll let it slide since the 9900's full keyboard design is more focused on productivity and communication than wasting time. That said, we're sad the battery got downsized. We want all the BlackBerry juice we can get!
Conclusion: With its faster processor and greatly improved screen the Bold 9900 is the best BlackBerry to date and well worth an upgrade for existing users. It looks and feels premium with a generously sized Qwerty and refreshed interface, while NFC is a bonus. However it’s not perfect. There’s no Flash, the camera is poor and the OS is still restrictive next to Android and iOS - ultimately isn’t really a revolution from OS 6.
Excerpt: Experts agree that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is RIM's best effort to date. They also say that while it may be a hit within the BlackBerry community, it won't convert iPhone and Android fans, especially considering its high price tag. Design-wise, the Bold 9900 (identical to the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon) is celebrated for being solid. The 2.8-inch touch screen display is also lauded for its brightness and responsiveness.
Pros: Fast processor, Solid design, Responsive keyboard, Clear, sharp display
Cons: Poor battery life, No auto-focus in camera, No Flash support, 4G data speeds fall short, No haptic feedback on touch screen
Excerpt: Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry has been under adverse market pressure for a while now and one of its key strategies to turn things around was to speed up its release cycle. The RIM head honchos in Waterloo, Canada have probably heard enough ranting about BlackBerry smartphones featuring fairly dated processors and a visibly aging OS.