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|Featuring classic full QWERTY keyboard and a capacitive touchscreen display, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 mobile brings you the convenience of type and power touch. Get your operations done faster with the equipped 1.2 GHz processor of this BlackBerry unlocked phone. The 8 GB onboard memory of this touch-and-type BlackBerry smartphone lets you save images, videos and songs. Pinpoint your location or find your routes with the Built-in GPS / aGPS of this BlackBerry unlocked phone. Exchange data to-and-fro with the support for Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity of this BlackBerry smartphone. Explore the world of impressive applications with the installed BlackBerry 7 OS of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 mobile. Capture stunning pictures with the built-in 5.0 MP camera of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 mobile.|
|Family Line||BlackBerry Bold|
|Storage Capacity||8 GB|
|Network Technology||GSM / GPRS / EDGE / HSDPA / WCDMA (UMTS), GSM / WCDMA (UMTS), HSUPA|
|Band||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS) 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD, MicroSDHC|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1230 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 378 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 307 hr|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.8 in.|
|Display Resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Color Depth||24-bit (16.7 million colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
Average review score based on 268 user reviews
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two words : PHYSICAL KEYBOARD --- having real keys makes typing on your mobile device an easy and enjoyable experience rather than a struggle with the touchscreen and needing to re-type every other word. this is a no-nonesense phone with alot of subtle refinements all over. blackberry did good with this hardware and it has a very nice heavy feel with the stainless steel band around the edges.. like a fine watch. if you want to be playing games and surfing the web, get an android tablet. keep the bb for accessing security sensitive web content without concern that the phone is prone to malware or ads. Got this one over the Q10 because it has real keys for the phone functions and the mini TRACKPAD/button..(several reviewers mentioned this)-- its even too sensitive and sometimes re-dials the last number with a slightly misplaced touch when picking up the phone. Network tethering is built in and works great, the camera is easy to use and nice quality, it plays just about any kind of media format and has built in ability to encrypt the entire phone or just the micro-SD card. Overall, the only thing that could really make this phone better is if it were waterproof.
I bought an unlocked Bold 9930 on ebay in 7/2013 because my b'berry died while on business travel Domestically. In a hurry I DID NOT Read any reviews here of course. ATT had some struggle trying to register this SPRINT phone onto my Global unlimited plan, but they got it done.
I traveled over the the Pacific soon after, and the phone works fine (both data and voice) when I use it in Japan.
Then I got to Singapore, the data stopped working. Ditto when I went to Malaysia.
I called back to ATT in the States and after I got past the idiot sales guy who swear I don't have a data plan (that's another story by itself) good tech support guys tried to make it work, but failed.
I have a Malaysia b'berry plan as well, so I swap to a local Bold 9900 and my ATT phone was fully functional again.
So I took my brand new Bold 9930 to the local phone provider and try to use the SPRINT 9930 as my local blackberry. Unlike US service personnel, these are very knowledgeable, face to face service tech. Here is what I find out, they even demonstrated it in front of me.
- USA Verizon phones AND Sprint phones cannot be registered outside the States (at least in this region).
- RIM (or Blackberry as they call themselves now) Server will reject the local provider's Server (in this case Celcom) request to add a BIS account to a Verizon or SPRINT phone, for reasons unknow to them.
-They said they have done this with an UNLOCKED ATT phone without similar problem.
_ They don't know who is causing this rejection, it could be Blackberry or it could be Verizon and SPRINT.
- So folks, keep this in mind if you travel internationally. Don't buy Verizon or SPRINT phones, EVEN IF THEY ARE UNLOCKED.
i personally love blackberrys, and this is the best blackberry you can buy right now,although there arent many apps, the few apps available work great. the only things i dont like: battery life isnt the best, but better than my old htc evo, camera is weak, but can still take alright pictures (nothing compared to my HTC EVO's 8 mega pixels) and when the battery gets to about 5 %, the antenna turns off. however, my old htc was roaming in my living room, the berry gets a least 2 bars, much better. but the look of the phone the awesome feel of the phone, and touch screen and GREAT keyboard combo make you stand out in a world full of iphone and android users. ive already influenced one on my best friends to join team blackberry
For the type of person that manages your working and most importantly your personal life with your smartphone, this is one of the finest devices you can ever own. It is not designed for playing video games, but its spec'd enough to handle nearly any level of media consumption, and being BlackBerry, with worldwide recognition for being among the most secure platforms for your data, you know you can rely it to safely and effectively manage your most truly important responsibilities and needs. In an age where digital crime is becoming so commonplace, security of your personal data, or your personal life, becomes more paramount than ever. This device is not designed for the type of user whose primary smartphone usage revolves around entertainment and "fun", it is for managing, for executing, for handling life's responsibilities, for unparalleled communication capabilities, and possibly to become your best friend. If you sound like the kind of user this device can appeal to, you will not be disappointed in the slightest, and with it's amazing design it is sleek, thin, perfectly portable, and a pleasure to carry everywhere you go. Combine this with installing the applications you need to carry out your needs, and exercise the vast possibilities of personalization to make it "yours" (even to the point of drastically re-imagining the very interface itself thru it's theming capability), you will wonder how you ever considered anything else.
The bottom line is, if you're a BlackBerry lover, and have been packing something like the BlackBerry Bold 9780 for this long already, you can probably hold out for another 6-8 months for the first QNX BlackBerry, which will be running an operating system much more likely to be supported in the long haul. There is a bit of a gamble there, though; if the PlayBook has shown us anything, it's that the platform has a lot of function gaps to fill, and if they aren't ready in time for the QNX smartphone launch, then the Bold 9900/9930 may be more functional for the immediate future. While I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the BlackBerry 9900/9930 to get an upgrade to the new OS, the rumour that RIM's first QNX handset is using a single core processor and thus not dependent on a dual-core processor offers some hope for backwards compatibility.
Between the loss of features like autofocus on the camera, the failure to include functions as advertised like NFC, the conspicuous absence of expected features like mobile hotspot, missing consumer electronics industry standards like DLNA home media sharing, and falling behind in old standards like battery life, I'm finding it hard to recommend the new BlackBerry Bold. The fact that the 9900/9930 is smooth and responsive isn't a feature, no matter what trademarked name RIM gives their rendering engine; it's what BlackBerry should have been all along. Augmented reality and voice-activated universal search are both nice touches, but as far as I can tell, these are the only real new tricks the Bold 9900/9930 brings to the table. I've yet to really dive in to the the Torch 9810 or 9850, but I fear they're going to be more of the same.
The feel of the device is great though, and that can't be denied. The screen is sharper than ever, and extremely responsive. For BlackBerry diehards that want a big honkin' keyboard in a slim package, the Bold 9900 will fit the bill so long as they're willing to pay a premium up-front for the device cost at launch. With a bit of patience, I'm sure that $250 pricetag will get knocked down a hundred bucks. For anyone looking for something game-changing (or at least competitive) from RIM, you'll have to wait until the first QNX phones hit the market.