Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry Bold 9930 / Bold Touch
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A Bold Return - The BlackBerry Bold 9930 Reviewed
8 September 2011
Excerpt: The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the successor to the original Bold and hopes to make an impact for Research in Motion (RIM). The once king of the smartphone market has lost its throne to the likes of the iPhone and Android, but does the updated Bold...
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. But deep down inside it’s still the same BlackBerry that we’ve been begging to see change from for quite some time now.
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 review - best BlackBerry yet
23 August 2011
Summary: The BlackBerry Bold 9930 (and its 9900 brethren) is one of three new smartphones from RIM that run the new BlackBerry 7 OS. Of the three, (the other two being the Torch 9810 and the Torch 9850/9860), the Bold is by far the most traditional BlackBerry. It looks like what anyone would expect a smartphone from RIM to look like, with its large portrait keyboard and smallish display. Under the hood, RIM has packed the fastest chips and most memory of any BlackBerry to date.
Pros: great hardware, awesome keyboard, fast processor
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 relevant in this competitive space.
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