This flagship BlackBerry sports a new display with twice the resolution of previous models, plus HSDPA 3G data and 1 GB of built-in memory. Other key features include GPS navigation, Wi-Fi, 2 megapixel camera, video capture, 3.5mm headphone jack, memory card slot, full web browser, and stereo Bluetooth. BLUETOOTH, PC SYNC, WIFI, PICTURE ID, RINGER ID, VOICE DAILING, WEB BROWSER, MEMORY CARD SLOT, CAMERA, STREAMING VIDEO, MUSIC PLAYER, VIDEO CAPTURE, SPEAKER PHONE.
I think they should have all of the blackberries listed for reviews I have one of the older Blackberry Bold sometimes it works good sometimes it doesn't I go on face book with it it doesn't show me everything that's on face book it shows like 10 messages that people put on there then it says there are no more feeds I know that there;s lots of feeds it just won't show it then sometimes it'll show what people a few items that people put on there then automatically jump to items that was posted 2 or 3 days later I don't know what;s wrong with the phone
Please note, I'm reviewing the Blackberry Bold 9000 here.
Each BB is different (at least I think so), therefore they should be reviewed individually to give the proper picture of what it's all about.
The BB Bold 9000 is the start of a new era in BB Bolds. It's, well, Bold. It does what it's supposed to, which is provide a smartphone for the businessman. It's reliable, easy to troubleshoot, easy to add / remove emails accounts, is very easy to integrate with corporate emails (via enterprise activation process), and all 'round great tool to have. Notice I said "tool" not "toy". It's not a gadget or toy to play with, so those looking for a gadgety iphone experience need not look here.
The one thing I've never liked about almost all the Bolds is the qwerty keyboard. The keys are spaced so weird that I find it a struggle to hold it and type.
I would recommend it ....sort of...not really. Sitting here writing the review for this BB today - 11/21/2011, I wouldn't necessarily recommend the BB Bold 9000. More have come out which are better, more comfortable to work with, share the same ease of use and reliability, and incorporates FUN too!
I know everyone is dissing this phone so my review may not mean anything to you, but I loved it! I use both the bold and curve (one for bidness one for pleasure) so this one is more my business one meaning I dont download many apps (seems to be what most are complaining about and how it makes their phones slow) mine however does not slow down or freeze so maybe as long as you dont download apps its a really good phone!
I've had my BB Bold 9700 for just over 1 year now and it hasn't been able to withstand the development of telephone technology over the past year. After downloading a couple apps the phone started to freeze.
In addition blackerry keeps upgrading their Operating Systems that cannot be fully supported by older BBs. It has turned into a frustrating phone as the performance and reliability has decreased.
It's a great phone for the first 9 months of use and then it dwindles as you actually start using all features of the phone.
I am doing a review on the Blackberry Bold for a couple of reasons!! I heard SO many people getting Iphones and I didn't want to go with the 'pack' so to speak!! Most of my friends have the iphone so I wanted to be different!!
Anyways, after not having a cell phone for 16 years, I immediately fell in love with the blackberry! Lots of great features that are very easy to use! The whole cell phone is very easy to navigate around. I've never had any issues with this phone. I like it because of the alerts that you can get, texting is very easy, has voice command, and tonnes of other neat little features!! I got it for free because I signed a 2 year contract so I definately like the price!! I overall think this is a great phone...great compact size, easy to carry, large screen and amazing quality. I am definately going to be getting another blackberry after this one for sure! I've recommended this to others and they also loves theirs too!!
I've had my Bold for about 6 months now and use it as my primary phone. At best, I would say it is a "good" phone. I have not had any problems with it so far, but I mostly feel that Blackberrys are overrated. The keyboard keys are relatively small, so it may take time to become comfortable with it, but I prefer it to a touchscreen keyboard. The menus are easy to browse, and although scrolling through text can be tedious, scrolling through menus is quick. For me, the best parts of the bold are: receiving and organizing e-mails, BBM, the GPS, and the Kobo application I downloaded to turn it into an e-reader, but most of these are available on other phones. Overall, I find the Bold to be a useful phone especially for a professional who needs a functional business phone, but I'm sure there are cheaper phones on the market that would work just as well or better.
My blackberry is slowly starting to fall apart, 6 months after having it. blackberrys are very overrated, your just paying for the name
I got this phone today after my own phone had to be sent in for repairs. I don't know the cost, as it is a loaner. I should note that my normal phone is a LG Shine Plus, an android touch smart phone, which I base my judgements on / compare it to.
First off, the screen is easily half the size of my other phone, making facebook and other small print hard to read (I assume, since it isn't working on this phone)
Next, it is not touch. I know some people prefer it this way, but I thiink touch screens are much easier to navigate. You don't have to scroll through every option on the tiny screen, just touch what you want.
Small keyboard- my Shine has a slide out keyboard,more than double the one on the bold. . The keys are's that much bigger, but they are SPACED OUT. the BBB's keys are touching eachother; I have to type really slow so i don't mess up.
Everything on screen just looks old, nothing fancy. The layout looks like my very first cell phone years ago, very basic.
Apps are not as easily accessed.
So enough of why I don't like it, here are some things I like
Small in overall size
The telus people told me that it compresses data well (I am a nerd)
This means that you can use it alot and you will use less data, therefore you will be less likely to go over your limits
So many ringtones! None are popular music or anything, but Blackberry has put every variation of the beep, ring and chime on there, as well as those standard ringtones like Bach's Fugue in D minor.
It doesn't have a trackball. Everyone I know that has a phone that has one has lost at least one. The new Bold has a sensor, which you just slide your finger over. You definitly get used to it fast.
All in all, I was not impressed. With all the hype, I really expected more. I will definitly stick with my touch Android
These reviews are the subjective opinions of ChickAdvisor members and not of ChickAdvisor Inc.