The Podiyan

Sunday, November 8, 2009

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (T-Mobile)

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is like a classically-tailored suit: elegant, predictable, practical, and easy to slip into, but not visibly innovative. It advances the state of the art without making unsettling changes. In some ways, this is good; the Bold is fast, clean, and a great messaging and media phone. But BlackBerry's slow Web browser, lack of consumer-level Exchange support, and aging interface are starting to look weak next to the competition.

Research In Motion Ltd

Price as Tested: $199.99 Direct
Service Provider: T-Mobile
Operating System: BlackBerry OS
Screen Size: 2.4 inches
Screen Details: 480-by-360, 65k-color TFT LCD screen
Camera: Yes
Megapixels: 3.2 MP
802.11x: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Network: GSM, UMTS
Bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, 1700
High-Speed Data: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA
Processor Speed: 624 MHz