Excerpt: RIM’s newest flagship smartphone is the BlackBerry Bold 9900 , sometimes also referred to as the BlackBerry Bold Touch. RIM’s back with a fresh new Bold that’s undoubtedly the best BlackBerry RIM has ever made. Read on and see our full review of the Bold 9900 after the jump.
Excerpt: BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review The BlackBerry Bold 9900 was unveiled by RIM executives here in the Philippines last September with an SRP of Php31,690. We’ve been using a demo unit for the last week and we’ve had enough time with RIM’s latest flagship product to write a fair and comprehensive review...
Excerpt: The much maligned handset maker, Research in Motion (RIM) has come out all guns blazing, against the critics. A 1.2GHz processor, an HD camera, a new OS and a very good touch display. But does it really have the correct answer, package wise?
Conclusion: More screen resolution and power than BlackBerry owners know what to do with? Certainly not. It’s more than they’re used to though and that makes the Bold Touch 9900 a very attractive upgrade option. More touchscreen than the typical business user needs? Negative.
Pros: Enhanced email and data security, 2.8" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels), QWERTY keyboard, Quad-band GSM support and quad-band 3G with HSDPA, Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, NFC capabilities, GPS receiver and BlackBerry maps preloaded, digital compass, 5 megapixel...
Cons: BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all phone features, Fixed focus camera of outdated and unintuitive interface, No video-call camera, No Flash support, Non-hot-swappable memory card, No FM radio, No haptic feedback
Conclusion: A few months back, my fellow Technoodling editor Vic and I sold our BlackBerrys and switched to Android. However, after this review, I’m 100% ready to switch back to BlackBerry. The improvements that come with BlackBerry 7 and the better hardware has turned me into a BlackBerry believer once again.
Pros: Good screen, text is clear and very readable, Blazingly fast and lag free performance results in a very enjoyable user experience, Good battery life, full charge lasted me a whole day
Summary: While very elegant, the $299 BlackBerry Bold 9900 suffers from the same affliction as its Verizon cousin, the $249 Bold 9930. Both represent the ultimate in messaging devices, but the tiny displays and lackluster app selection leave us wanting more.
Summary: Research in Motion (RIM) has come a long way since the introduction of the first member of the Bold family, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 in 2008. The Bold 9000 was a massive hit in both the enterprise and mainstream markets due to its excellent QWERTY keyboard, 2.6-inch screen and a more appealing look.