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BlackBerry Bold 9930 / Bold Touch
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BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 Review

27 September 2013
  • Excerpt: RIM used its 2011 BlackBerry World even in Orlando to unveil its latest CDMA phone, the fast and powerful Bold 9930. Thin and light, the new Bold will run the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, showcasing new social features and new hardware.
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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Video Review Pt. 2

13 November 2011
  • Excerpt: RIM's back in the spotlight with three new smartphones - one of which is the BlackBerry Bold 9930 . Available through Verizon for $249.99 (and coming soon to Sprint and T-Mobile), the Bold 9930 sports a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 2.8-inch touchscreen display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD...
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Overall 6

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
5 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Despite its classy design and fast CPU, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon is essentially a middling attempt to keep RIM afloat ahead of its long-delayed QNX software platform.
  • Pros: Thin, sleek design. Sublime QWERTY keyboard. Very sharp screen. Faster CPU makes a real difference. Excellent battery life.
  • Cons: Expensive. No 4G. Balky app store lacks compelling programs. Archaic BlackBerry OS is largely unchanged, even in version 7 guise, and is slated for extinction anyway. MicroSD card is buried behind the battery.
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Overall 6

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
4 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Sprint's version of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is slightly different than its Verizon cousin, but the overall theme is the same: flashy, current-generation hardware, but yesterday's operating system and apps.
  • Pros: Sleek design. Sharp screen. Sublime QWERTY keyboard. Unlocked SIM card slot for overseas travel.
  • Cons: No 4G. No mobile hotspot mode. Few compelling apps available.
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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 Review

9 September 2011
  • Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the CDMA version of the long-awaited BlackBerry Bold 9900. RIM’s latest device brings back the styling of the BlackBerry Bold 9000 in a much updated form. The revamped keyboard mixed with a touchscreen is a killer combination.
  • Pros: Gorgeous industrial design, Best-in-class physical keyboard, Speed and graphics performance greatly improved
  • Cons: BlackBerry OS is dated and clunky, Software selection is abysmal, Cramped display can be troublesome
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BlackBerry Bold 9930: An enterprise evaluation

29 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Earlier this month, Research In Motion (RIM) began shipping a new generation of BlackBerry smartphones running the brand new BlackBerry 7 mobile OS. The most anticipated of these new BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, is currently available in the United States through Verizon...
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Overall 7

Review: Verizon BlackBerry Bold 9930

25 August 2011
  • Conclusion: We want to love the BlackBerry Bold and it’s latest OS 7. But in the end we end up merely accepting it. Accepting that this is the best RIM can do for now as a stop-gap solution. The hardware is certainly the best they’ve put out yet. And the software at least looks the part.
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Overall 6

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
22 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon Wireless--a smartphone with a small 2.8-inch display and no 4G data--costs $249. Seriously? You can get a 4.3-inch Thunderbolt with LTE for that. Then again, the 9330 does something no BlackBerry has done before: Combine a full QWERTY keyboard with a touchscreen.
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BlackBerry Bold 9930 Video Review Part 1

20 August 2011
  • Excerpt: After a long delay, RIM's back in the game with three new handsets - one of which is the BlackBerry Bold 9930 . Available through Verizon for $249.99, the Bold 9930 offers a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2.8-inch touchscreen display, 5-megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, and BlackBerry 7.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Phone Arena
16 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Without a doubt, if there’s one upcoming BlackBerry smartphone that’s worth picking up, it has to be none other than the BlackBerry Bold 9930 . Sporting that iconic design that exhibits some noteworthy iterative improvements, it’s absolutely the thing that RIM needs to focus on in order to remain...
  • Pros: Premium feeling handset, Best portrait style keyboard on the market, Responsive platform experience, Global handset, Built-in NFC chip
  • Cons: Platform still feels dated, Sub-par photo & video capture, Pricey at $250 on-contract
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