Summary: Although far from the next-generation BlackBerry some were expecting, the Bold 9900 is a reasonably compelling upgrade for existing users suffering from iPhone or Android envy. However, it’s nowhere near good enough to lure anyone, especially those who've never used a BlackBerry before, away from...
Conclusion: The best BlackBerry Bold ever? Perhaps it is. The core features of BlackBerry are still compelling, the keyboard will let you skip over keys rattling out messages, with a rock of the thumb here and a glancing prod there, in ways that only BlackBerry users understand.
Pros: Keyboard, email, improved browser, great display
Cons: Battery not great, some signs of lag and loss of finger tracking, camera performance behind average, apps selection not as comprehensive as big rivals
Conclusion: The Bold Touch 9900 is an excellent messaging device. The addition of touchscreen functionality is the best feature, making the Bold Touch easier to use than previous models. NFC functionality is also going to increase the appeal.
Summary: 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.
Summary: So, here we are at the end of another review and one I have really enjoyed doing. I have been using the Bold 9900 for three weeks upon finishing the review. If you saw our demo video of the device you would know that we were one of the first sites in the world to have the 9900 out in the wild.
Summary: The slimmest BlackBerry at 10.5mm, the Bold Touch 9900 maintains its elegant build quality and super comfortable QWERTY keyboard. The 2.8-inch touch-screen makes navigating the new BlackBerry 7 OS natural and intuitive The five panels make organising apps really easy, while the touch-screen/keyboard...
Pros: Fastest browser of any smartphone OS, excellent integration of touch-screen and QWERTY keyboard, universal inbox, phenomenal ease of use
Cons: App World still puny compared to Android and iOS, average camera