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.
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. For $100 less, the myTouch 4G Slide boasts a great keyboard, a superb 8-MP camera, true 4G data, and a much bigger 3.7-inch display.
Pros: Luxurious design, Fast dual-core performance, Excellent physical keyboard, Loud speaker, Long battery life
Cons: Display too small, Slow web surfing, Skimpy app selection, Very expensive
Excerpt: RIM has packed in a new operating system, an improved browser and a responsive touchscreen into the slim chassis of the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but Julian Prokaza is still left wanting. Read our review to find out why.