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.
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