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BlackBerry Bold 9650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1153 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9650. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the sound and size, while the reception and social networking functionality get critical views.

usability, performance, price, portability, battery

social network, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1047 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reception and social networking functionality. There are mixed reviews on the durability and camera.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

size, sound, social network, reception

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 9650 Bold Unlocked GSM Smartphone with 3 MP Camera, Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, and MicroSd Slot (charcoal)Blackberry 9650 Bold Unlocked GSM Smartphone with 3 MP Camera, Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, and MicroSd Slot (charcoal)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the camera. The usability is also appreciated.

usability, camera

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 9650 Bold Unlocked GSM Smartphone with 3 MP Camera, Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, and MicroSd Slot (Black)Blackberry 9650 Bold Unlocked GSM Smartphone with 3 MP Camera, Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, and MicroSd Slot (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 on Verizon doesn't change the game, but it's a reliable choice for enterprise customers.

Good voice quality. Solid battery life. Good camera. True world phone. Sublime QWERTY keyboard.

Third-party app selection is slim. Could use a bigger screen. OS feels stale.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions BlackBerrys are pretty solid media devices, and the Bold 9650 is no exception. The microSD card slot underneath the battery cover works with 32GB cards; my 16GB SanDisk card worked fine. The battery cover is easy to...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

Just like the Sprint version, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 for Verizon brings an update to the carrier's BlackBerry Tour . It's not a major overhaul but brings some nice enhancements, including Wi-Fi, double the onboard memory, and an optical touchpad,...

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 adds Wi-Fi and double the onboard memory. The smartphone offers world-roaming capabilities and the SIM can be unlocked. Nice form factor.

BlackBerry browser is clunky to navigate and limited in functionality compared to others.

Verizon customers looking for a messaging smartphone with world roaming capabilities have a solid choice in the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

Sprint customers disappointed by the lack of Wi-Fi on last summer's BlackBerry Tour 9630 will be pleased with the latest BlackBerry coming to the network. The BlackBerry Bold 9650 ($200 with a two-year contract from Sprint) offers Wi-Fi and twice as...

World roaming and other solid business features ; Excellent full QWERTY keyboard

No WebKit browser with BlackBerry OS 5.0 ; Lack of trackball may disconcert some users

With an excellent keyboard and a strong set of enterprise features, the Bold 9650 is ideal for business users—even though it is lacking a bit in the innovation department.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Sprint) Review

 

Even with BlackBerry OS 6 on the horizon, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Sprint is still a very good smart phone. Yes, it's lacking the better browser, 720p video recording, and 4G data of the identically priced HTC Evo 4G, but it's a great business...

Great design with comfortable keyboard, Easy-to-use optical trackpad, Sharp 3.2-MP camera

Lackluster web browser, Doesn't support 802.11n, Low-res camcorder

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 review: BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 adds Wi-Fi and doubles the onboard memory. The smartphone offers world-roaming capabilities, strong messaging features, and a solid keyboard.

Clunky Web browser.

Though nothing revolutionary, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 brings some welcome additions and offers Sprint customers a solid messaging world phone.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Sprint)

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a solid, reliable, and ultimately rather boring smartphone.

Excellent call quality. Good battery life. Sharp camera.

Relatively tiny screen. Fewer apps compared to other platforms.

Media and Conclusions The Bold's media features are like the rest of the phone—not state-of-the-art in specs, but very well done. The phone syncs unprotected music with iTunes playlists using BlackBerry's PC and Mac-compatible media sync software, and...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Cell Phone Review

 

Just like the Sprint version, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 for Verizon brings an update to the carrier's BlackBerry Tour. It's not a major overhaul but brings some nice enhancements, ...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

The first CDMA BlackBerry Bold has arrived on the Sprint network: the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and it doesn't disappoint. It runs the latest BlackBerry OS 5.0 and is loaded with many Sprint features such as Sprint TV that help push this smartphone into a...

May, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

 

The oft-praised BlackBerry Bold has landed on CDMA networks, kind of. The Bold 9000 was the first “premium” BlackBerry device and instantly made CDMA users jealous, as it was exclusively launched for GSM. The jealousy did not last for long, however, as...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Shawn Drew (brighthub.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

 

A look at the new BlackBerry Bold 9650, including its design, features, user interface and more. While the Bold 9650 bears a large resemblance to the old BlackBerry Tour, it includes a host of new features that make it stand out. The BlackBerry Bold...

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is well made, runs smoothly and comes with a good assortment of features. Almost all of the drawbacks to the device will be resolved when it gets the upgrade to 6.0, but who knows how it will affect the 9650’s performance. If...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7600

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Proprietary / RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7600
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