Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry Bold 9930 / Bold Touch
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Battery performance 7
BlackBerry Bold 9930 review
30 January 2012
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9930. You’ve got to hand it to RIM — the company may be spinning its wheels, but it’s certainly not sitting still. While we’ve been hearing rumors and seeing leaked photos for some time, Research In Motion is finally about to release a slew of new products into the smartphone market.
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.
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.
Summary: The problem with the $249 BlackBerry Bold 9930 is that it's ultimate messaging phone that's priced like a high-end superphone. We love the sturdy and slim design, fantastically comfortable keyboard, solid voice reception, and long battery life. The touschreen is plenty responsive, too, but the BlackBerry 7 OS UI isn't truly optimized for touch input. At this price, we'd also prefer a larger display, 4G data, and a better selection of apps.
Pros: One of best keyboards ever on phone, Responsive touchscreen, Fast camera with 720p video, Loud speaker, Long battery life
Cons: Display is too small, No 4G data, Browser doesn't support Flash, Lackluster app selection, Expensive