This Blackberry Bold 9700 is one of the best BLACKBERRY OUT THERE NOW!
Bright, hi-resolution screen
Full QWERTY keyboard
Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® enabled
256MB flash memory
3.2 MP digital camera with
MicroSD card reader
Size and Weight
4.29 inches (109 mm)
2.36 inches (60 mm)
0.56 inches (14.1 mm)
4.30 ounces / 122 grams
3.17 ounces / 90 grams
Battery & Battery Life
Battery: 1500 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Talk Time: Up to 6 hours (GSM and UMTS)
Standby Time: Up to 21 days/504 hours (GSM), Up to 17 days/408 hours (UMTS)
Music Playback Time: Up to 38 hours
High resolution 480x360 pixel
Transmissive TFT LCD
Supports over 65,000 colors
2.44" (diagonally measured)
Camera & Video Recording
3.2 MP Camera
Auto Focus, Image Stabilization
2X digital zoom
Video camera recording:
Normal Mode (480 x 352 pixel),
MMS Mode (176 x 144 pixel)
Maps & GPS
Includes BlackBerry Maps
Integrated GPS with A-GPS
Data Input & Navigation
35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard
Dedicated Keys: Send, End, VAD (User Customizable), Camera (User Customizable), 2 x Volume/Zoom
Trackpad - Located on front face of device, ESC Key to the right, Menu to the left
Intuitive icons and menus
Voice Input & Output
Integrated speaker and microphone
Hands-free headset capable
Bluetooth headset capable
Integrated Hands-Free Speakerphone
Rating for hearing aids (PDF): M3, T3 (in cellular bands only)
Video format support: XviD partially supported, H.263, H.264, WMV3, MPEG4, Sorenson Spark & On2 VP6 (Flash support)
Audio format support: .3gp, MP3, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 Pro / WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Ringtones & Notifications
Tone, vibrate, on-screen or LED indicator
Notification options are user configurable
32 Polyphonic Ringtones – MIDI, SP-MDI, MP3, WAV
Serial Port Profile
Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP)
Bluetooth SIM Access Profile supported
Optional support for S/MIME
Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Cisco CCX certification
Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Server
Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
Support for UMA
3G (HSDPA) compatible
UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz (Bands 1,2,5/6), 2100/1700/900 MHz (Bands 1,4,8)
GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
Quad-band support: GSM 850; GSM
Also the sleek design you cannot go wrong when buying a phone like this!
12 of 15 people found this review helpful.
The reason I've bought this phone is because it has so many applications ,the sleeker desing that includes an optical trackpad a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a brilliant display. The smartphone is 3G capable and offers Wi-Fi with UMA support, Bluetooth, and GPS. It also gets a faster processor and updates to BlackBerry OS 5.0.Although it has a smaller display and keyboard an the browser that does not compare to the competition.My son has one for about a year an is still in good condition.He loves WIFI connectivity and its sleeker design and performance enhancements.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Bold is A Hit!!!!
The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 features a sleeker design than its predecessor and adds a 3.5mm headphone jack, a responsive optical trackpad, and an extra-sharp display. The smartphone is fast and offers the full range of wireless options and robust messaging capabilities. Blackberry needs to update Appworld but its good enough for now. This Phone is totally amazing and will meet all of your expectations guaranteed.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is simply the best phone!
Like the original BlackBerry Bold, the standout design feature on the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the screen. Besides the new BlackBerry Storm 2 we just reviewed, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 might have the best screen we've seen on a mobile device. It's bright and colorful, with deep, inky blacks and vibrant, shining highlights. It's also completely wasted on the bland, textual and dated looking BlackBerry interface. There's not a single feature that looks better on a BlackBerry device than on a more polished looking phone, like the Palm Pre or the HTC Hero on Sprint. From the basic menus to the calendar and productivity apps to even the media player and fun stuff,the BlackBerry OS is in need of a serious overhaul, or fickle buyers will start passing on the great features for a phone that looks much more modern.
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets the new BlackBerry trackpad, which seems to be the future for BlackBerry phones with a real keyboard. We like the trackpad, and it's growing on us with each new model. It's an improvement over the trackball that dominated the middle generation of BlackBerry phones, but we can't help but wonder if navigation on the BlackBerry has gotten any easier since the days of the old thumbwheel. It certainly hasn't gotten faster,as you'll see the first time (of many) you have to approve a long set of terms and conditions, or when you need to scroll through a long Web page.
The keyboard on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is classic BlackBerry. It's a bit small for our taste, but the slightly angled keys make for a shallow learning curve. We prefer a much wider design, with more dedicated keys for shortcuts and symbols. But BlackBerry keyboards have a strong fan base, and for simple typing, you'll find a quick and easy QWERTY on the BlackBerry Bold 9700.
Call quality on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 was pretty good. We got to test a T-Mobile version of the device, which uses not only T-Mobile's 3G HSDPA network but also UMA calling. So, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 can place calls over Wi-Fi or the regular cell network. That's especially convenient if cell service is questionable in your home,or if the cellular network should happen to go down, as T-Mobile's network did earlier this month. When the cellular and data network went down, T-Mobile's UMA phones were still able to complete their calls.
Battery life on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 was fantastic, as we'd expect from RIM's BlackBerry phones. It wasn't quite as good as Sprint's Tour, but we also kept Wi-Fi turned on for UMA calling, while Sprint's phone doesn't have Wi-Fi capabilities. Even with Wi-Fi turned on,we got almost 6.5 hours of talking time in a single call, which is even better than RIM's estimates. Signal strength on the T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 was okay, usually hovering around 3-4 bars of service.
For keeping up with the day's news, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 provides a decidedly 'mobile' experience, while better smartphones do a better job emulating the desktop. The ailing BlackBerry browser comes with a rudimentary RSS reader, but we'd skip it in favor of something better,like Google Reader. Even Google's own RSS Reader couldn't keep up on the BlackBerry Browser, though, and the Bold 9700 rendered an incomplete, mobilized version of the popular feed reading page. Top news sites like CNN and the New York Times would only default to their mobile versions, which in many cases means you don't get access to all the content you want to read.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
The Blackberry 9700 also known as Onyx boasts a sleeker design that includes an optical trackpad, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a brilliant display. This cell has the characteristics of 3G support, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and Bluetooth. This is an excellent mobile phone which now allows to install the OS 6, which significantly improves the battery time and significantly improved in terms of speed and interface.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.