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.
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!
Summary: BlackBerry enthusiasts will love the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but its high price tag will be a deterrent to many.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a very polished design, with a svelte form factor, a sharp touch-screen display, and a wonderful QWERTY keyboard. Notable features include a 1.2GHz processor, the new BlackBerry OS 7, 720p HD video recording, and NFC support. Photo quality is excellent.
Cons: The BlackBerry Bold 9900's call quality is slightly flawed. It's also very expensive when compared with similar handsets.
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.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Bold is a fine phone. The best BlackBerry Bold yet. If you need a phone purely for staying in touch through email, text message and instant messaging, the BlackBerry 9900 is ideal, if not flawed in some areas.
Pros: As with most other BlackBerry phones, the Bold 9900 is wonderfully well made. It feels sturdy and reliable. A neat metal band running throughout lends the Bold 9900 a luxury look. There’s a certain weight to the Bold 9900 that makes the device feel very reassuring to hold. The QWERTY keypad is the star of the show. It’s a delight to type email and lengthy text messages on. Even typing in symbols is easy thanks to an alt button. Combined with a touchscreen, the Bold 99...
Cons: We love that the camera is a decent 5-megapixel shooter, but we’re not too keen on the lack of autofocus. Trying to capture subjects that are moving at even the slowest speeds is a pain. The touchscreen is a nice addition, but it doesn’t always feel as responsive as it could do, also at times failing to register movements. Battery life could also be better here. To be on the safe side, you will have to charge the BlackBerry Bold 9900 daily. Especially if browsing the ...
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.