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.
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?
Conclusion: Overall all I rate the phone 9/10. If you have the chance and have the money you can pick up the phone on a reasonably good contract and buy it for around £320 ( or around $79 on contract in the US ).
Summary: 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.
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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!
Mister Mobility’s very late BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 Review
16 November 2011
Excerpt: Simply put, the 9900 is a solid device that’s put together with good quality materials. It is a looker too. Everything about it – visual and textual – oozes taste. It feels solid in the hands and is a device that you want to be seen with. Well, it is the flagship ‘Berry after all.
Summary: The ratings awarded to a product are derived from a number of tests and calculations, keeping certain important factors in mind. These factors consist of features, performance, quality and value for money. In case of software and some other categories, build quality might be replaced with ease of use or ease of installation. Products are compared with other products in a similar price range or product category.