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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 949 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and size are also appreciated. The GPS navigation and reliability get mixed comments, and there are some critical comments about the screen and battery.

usability, size, performance, portability, design

battery, screen

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 by: (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 really like the durability and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the screen, while some have doubts 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)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the price and camera. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the screen, while many are critical about the battery.

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)

Oct, 2016

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.

BlackBerry OS v7 ; Enhanced email and data security with BlackBerry Internet Service ; 2.45" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of 480 x 360px resolution ; QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM support and quad-band 3G with HSDPA ; Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity...

BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all phone features ; No HD video recording ; No front-facing video-call camera ; No Flash support ; No FM radio ; No haptic feedback ; Super stiff lock button ; Poor audio output quality ; Poor...

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

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
USB port: Yes