Conclusion: If you’re looking for a pocket computer that will do your taxes , play games that look like they belong on a PSP and surf the Web as easily as notebook computer, look elsewhere. Despite an extra layer of polish in BlackBerry OS 6, the Style is not ready to compete with the latest crop of iOs and Android superphones as a do-it-all overachiever. But with a unique clamshell design, full physical QWERTY keyboard and a $50 price tag on Sprint, it doesn’t have to.
Pros: Excellent voice quality, Practical, compact clamshell design, Full QWERTY keyboard, Respectable 5-megapixel camera, Speedy OS navigation, Sharp, bright interior and exterior screens, Affordable
Cons: Poor camera placement, Spotty Wi-Fi reception, Only shoots VGA video, Slow, clumsy browser, So-so battery life
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Style tries to fit a modern smartphone into a design that hasn't been used for a top-end phone in a while. Will it usher in the era of the flip smartphone, or will it just fall by the wayside? Check out this review to find out.
BlackBerry Style 9670 (Sprint) review - OS 6 meets the flip phone
2 December 2010
Summary: The BlackBerry Style 9670 is Sprint's first BlackBerry, and the second in the United States (the Torch 9800 on AT&T was the first), to run Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 6 operating system. It also features a unique clamshell form factor that packs in a full QWERTY keyboard. On Sprint, it will compete directly with the BlackBerry Bold 9650, although that phone offers the older BlackBerry 5 operating system.
Pros: Solid industrial design, good call quality, decent battery life
Cons: Low resolution display, awkward while taking pictures, so-so keyboard
Conclusion: If you’d like a BlackBerry that can survive even tight jeans pockets, or wish to have a full QWERTY BlackBerry that’s in a clamshell form, the BlackBerry Style is just the thing. Hiding underneath that pretty flip there’s a fast BlackBerry smartphone with a great screen, awesome audio, a very nice camera and the full BlackBerry messaging and app experience. Is the new OS BlackBerry 6 revolutionary or will the new web browser blow your mind? No.
Pros: Solidly built, good screen and excellent audio., Pro: Solidly built, very attractive, good screen and excellent audio.
Cons: Shows fingerprints like crazy, a bit long when opened., Con: Shows fingerprints like crazy, a bit long when opened.
BlackBerry Style 9670
is an impressive little device. It proved useful, reliable, and even has -- dare I say it -- style.
The clamshell form factor grew on me very quickly, especially given the usefulness of the external screen.
RIM proves with the this smartphone that it still can deliver an innovative new device rather than just a refresh of a proven model. Seasoned pros and BlackBerry newbies alike will both find a lot to like about the Style.
Pros: Stylish clamshell design, External display very useful, BlackBerry OS 6.0 brings refreshed apps
Cons: Occasional lags in performance, Casing collects enough fingerprints to provide a permanent record, Awkward angle when taking head-on pictures, so-so camera.
Conclusion: After some time with the device, Style really is a good name for the 9670. As is often the case with stylish, things they usually lack in substance, and the BlackBerry Style 9670 is no exception. For those more concerned with a cute, flip phone, the Style is a very good, functional option.
Pros: The flip form-factor is done well this time around, Great keyboard, Crisp display, Good call quality
Cons: Camera and video performance is lacking, Web browser is still sub-par
Summary: If you like the clamshell design and you want a messaging phone that can do more, the Style is a solid choice for $99. With its relatively snappy performance and a good camera, this device is one of the best mid-range offerings on Sprint. In fact, in some ways the Style is more satisfying than the $199 Torch on AT&T because you don't have to contend with a sluggish touch interface.
Pros: BlackBerry 6 OS enhancements, Good camera, External screen provides message previews, Nice selection of pre-loaded apps
Cons: Keyboard is a bit flat, Relatively slow web browser, Lid picks up fingerprints
Conclusion: Es un teléfono ideal para quienes buscan estar siempre a la vanguardia en cuanto a tecnología se refiere. Seguramente complacerá a los amantes del buen diseño, además de que sus herramientas para redes sociales, así como su cámara y el navegador GPS complementan la experiencia en la que parece no faltar nada.
Pros: Diseño práctico, teclado QWERTY y la pantalla externa muestra mucha información; cuenta con receptor GPS y entrada estándar de audífonos.