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.
Excerpt: RIM fans throughout the UK have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the BlackBerry Bold 9900. As well as featuring some design tweaks, it’s the first smartphone to run Blackberry OS 7, until the Torch 9860 and 9810 land later this year.
Excerpt: Another BlackBerry out of RIM? We might as well consider them done and finished. Or should we? With a brand new take on BlackBerry hardware and an improved and enhanced operating system in BlackBerry 7, RIM hasn’t been sitting still.
Conclusion: This new Bold form factor of capacitive touch screen combined with a luxurious front facing QWERTY keyboard makes the BlackBerry Bold 9900 a worthy flagship device for RIM . It has been a real pleasure using it. I’m so going to buy one when the device is available. Are you?
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...