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BlackBerry Bold 9790 / RIM BlackBerry Onyx III / RIM BlackBerry Bellagio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1031 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9790 / RIM BlackBerry Onyx III / RIM BlackBerry Bellagio. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and size also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability and screen. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation.

usability, size, performance, portability, design

battery, screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9790 / RIM BlackBerry Onyx III / RIM BlackBerry Bellagio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9790 / RIM BlackBerry Onyx III / RIM BlackBerry Bellagio

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9790 / RIM BlackBerry Onyx III / RIM BlackBerry Bellagio from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The portability and performance also get good views. Views are divided on the screen, while there are some critical opinions about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, price, durability

reliability, GPS navigation

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9790 SIM-free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)BlackBerry Bold 9790 SIM-free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9790 / RIM BlackBerry Onyx III / RIM BlackBerry Bellagio

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9790 / RIM BlackBerry Onyx III / RIM BlackBerry Bellagio from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and camera are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the battery. There are some mixed views about the screen.

portability, performance, usability, camera, price

battery

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9790 GSM Unlocked Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard and 5 MP Camera--No Warranty (Black)BlackBerry Bold 9790 GSM Unlocked Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard and 5 MP Camera--No Warranty (Black)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9790 review: Bold and the budget

 

Oh, look - it's another BlackBerry Bold! But what's the catch? And where is the difference really? Sure it looks a bit smaller than the 9900 but it's the same QWERTY / touchscreen combo. So far, so good. Now, let's play spot the difference...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790 Review

 

Ladies and gents, there is a new 'Berry in town. Sporting that tried and tested BlackBerry form factor, which is praised by many throughout the world, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is here to win the hearts of business users and heavy texters alike. And at...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Pawan Kumar (technostall.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9790 Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

BlackBerry Bold 9790 ReviewBlackBerry Bold 9790 is a smartphone with touch screen and BlackBerry's traditional QWERTY keypad. It's a very nice mobile phone as its look is very professional and it suits all your business ...

It is a really good smartphone for the BlackBerry brand lovers but the other smartphones with iOS and Android operating system still wins the race.

Oct, 2012

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Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9790 Review

 

An excellent backup BlackBerry.

Excellent size and great battery life

Screen too small for touch, no HD video recording

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has the same battery as the Bold 9900 which means that with a slower processor and a smaller screen, you should get better battery life out of the device. That works out quite well for the Bold 9790 which reminds you of the...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

BlackBerry Bold 9790

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is the latest in a long line of phones from RIM. The styling is typical of BlackBerry with a sleek profile and elegant curves. It features a backlit QWERTY keyboard, which features all the keys you need, but they are a bit...

May, 2012

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9790 Review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 was first released in Asia (Indonesia to be precise) to send the message that Research in Motion is serious about the region. The device will be officially launched in the Philippines this Tuesday. Check out our full review of...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Sage (intomobile.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 had what you might call an enthusiastic reception in Indonesia, and now that RIM's latest entry-level smartphone has spread to Canada, we've had a chance to review it.

Solid battery life ; Reasonable pricetag ; Speedy and responsive

Dated operating system ; Less-than-premium construction ; Cramped keyboard compared to 9900

The main question with the Bold 9790 is "why would I want one with the 9900 available?" Well, the only thing that the 9900 practically boasts over the 9790 is the larger, sharper screen, but as far as I'm concerned, the gains in battery life more than...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Blackberry Bold 9790 Review

 

It is undoubtedly a decent enough phone. Unfortunately, the Bold 9790 does not seem to have the same aura as the Bold 9780 and the Bold 9900, and that is disappointing, more so if you are spending somewhere around Rs 27000 to buy this. Design cues have...

Slim and light form factor, Decent display, Comfortable QWERTY keypad

Lacks that premium feel, Menu and call keys have a clunky feel

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jon Fingas (electronista.com)

Review: BlackBerry Bold 9790

 

RIM carves a niche for a lower-cost BlackBerry Bold.

Most of the Bold 9900 experience at a lower price ; Good keyboard and touchscreen ; Long battery life ; Solid build quality ; Reliable call quality ; Capable performer

Too close to the 9900's price in North America ; Sub-par camera, mainly for video ; BlackBerry 7 still hampered by legacy, few apps

The smartphone field is no longer as Western-centric as it used to be; it's seen madhouse lineups for BlackBerry phones for Indonesia that no smartphone maker would have seen a few years ago. With that in mind, RIM has taken the rare step of having

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : GABEY GOH (mobile88.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9790

 

The powerful BlackBerry Bold 9790 features a compact design and offers users a fully loaded, high performance smartphone with the dual benefits of a high resolution touch display and a highly tactile keyboard. With the BlackBerry 7 OS and powerful 1...

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:JM-1
Continuous audio playback time:33
Continuous video playback time:6.3
Standby time (2G):18 / 432
Standby time (3G):17 / 408
Talk time (2G):5.2
Talk time (3G):5.3

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:N
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:2.45
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 360 / 640 x 480
Display Type:LED / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MKA, MP3, OGG, QCP, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIF, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, MP4, MPEG2 / 3G2, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,M4V,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,WMV / 3G2,3GP,MP4,MPEG2 / 3G2,ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,MP4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, DUN, HFP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, DUN, HFP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, DUN, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:BlackBerry OS
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
T9 text input: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:7 / 7.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Menu / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:Tavor MG1
Processor family:Marvell
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:Tavor MG1

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:7 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.75
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.449
Height:4.21 / 4.33
Weight:3.77 / 3.88
Width:2.36
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