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 terms of sharpness.
Summary: BlackBerry enthusiasts will love the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but its high price tag will be a deterrent to many.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a very polished design, with a svelte form factor, a sharp touch-screen display, and a wonderful QWERTY keyboard. Notable features include a 1.2GHz processor, the new BlackBerry OS 7, 720p HD video recording, and NFC support. Photo quality is excellent.
Cons: The BlackBerry Bold 9900's call quality is slightly flawed. It's also very expensive when compared with similar handsets.
Excerpt: Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry has been under adverse market pressure for a while now and one of its key strategies to turn things around was to speed up its release cycle. The RIM head honchos in Waterloo, Canada have probably heard enough ranting about BlackBerry smartphones featuring fairly dated processors and a visibly aging OS.
Summary: Sporting a price tag of Rs. 32,490, the Bold 4 does look like it has come nicely dressed in a suit with a crisply pressed shirt. However, beyond the looks, there is a bit of familiarity to the entire package. OS7 looks a lot like the OS6, and the age-old problem of not enough apps just persists. The touchscreen plus QWERTY combo works well. However, we would recommend the latest Bold just for its superb display and the fantastic keypad.
Pros: Brilliant bright and vivid display, Touchscreen capability is a value add, QWERTY keypad is the best we have seen so far, Elegant looks and sleek form factor
Cons: Still not enough apps, Battery life isn't as good as the Bold 3, Pricey
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is an elegant phone with simple design and safety measures. The BBM service offers great performance as always. Instant Messaging, BlackBerry App world and many such applications have done justice to this bold series phone. But, with no front camera and less powerful battery it can give you bitter taste. We give this phone 4 star rating.
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is yet another good, solid workhorse of a BlackBerry phone that does most things fairly well, and excels at messaging, which is pretty much what the brand was built on. But as its rivals continue to innovate, RIM seems to be just about keeping pace, but not much more -- if you're already a BlackBerry fan you'll be glad you got one, but it's not likely to convince the non-believers.
RIM's latest BlackBerry Bold is its fastest and most powerful BlackBerry yet
Good Gear Guide.au
29 February 2012
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9900’s superb keyboard, fantastic design and great display make it without a doubt the best BlackBerry ever produced. However, it's still very tough to recommend this over iPhone and Android alternatives when you take into account the software, and the lack of third-party apps available.
Pros: Superb design, Fantastic keyboard, Bright and crisp display
Cons: No Flash support, Limited third-part app selection, UI sometimes confusing
Excerpt: RIM (Research In Motion) has come-up with a new GSM version of its BlackBerry Bold 9930 in the form of BlackBerry Bold 9900 . As compared to previous 9700 Bold Series, this Smartphone is bigger with large display screen and body. The phone comes with 2.8 inches of TFT capacitive touchscreen with 640 x 480 pixels VGA resolution. The screen provides you crisp images at 286ppi pixel density with excellent sunlight legibility.
Excerpt: The Blackberry Bold 9900 is the newest touchscreen Blackberry and the thinnest model yet. The phone is constructed out of metal, making for a rugged and solid device ready for whatever might come its way. The 2.8 inch screen is larger than the previous generation of Blackberry and has a higher resolution as well, making for a more pleasant user experience.