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BlackBerry Bold 9790

BlackBerry Bold 9790
alaScore 88

690 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 690 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9790. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The size and features are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the reception.

portability, features, size, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9790


alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9790 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and features also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the GPS navigation and reception.

usability, features, portability, price, size

reliability, battery, screen, reception, GPS navigation

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9790 SIM-free Smartphone - BlackBlackBerry Bold 9790 SIM-free Smartphone - BlackBlackberry Bold 9790 TPU Gel Skin Case / Cover - Red PART OF THE QUBITS ACCESSORIES RANGE

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9790


alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9790 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the size and price. The features and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reception and battery.

portability, usability, features, price, size

battery, reception

80% of the reviews on 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 Unlocked 3G GSM Phone with 2.45-Inch Touch Screen, 5MP Camera, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - US Warranty - BlackBlackberry Bold 9790 8Gb White WiFi Keyboard Unlocked 3G Cell Phone

Mar, 2015

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BlackBerry Bold 9790 Review


When the Bold 9900 was launched a few months ago, Bold 9000 fanatics, who never quite took to the Bold 97XX series were jumping with joy. The good ol' real Bold form factor was back. But their joy at possessing the only 'real' Bold in the BlackBerry...


Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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 (

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 (

BlackBerry Bold 9790 Review: Specs, Features and Price


BlackBerry 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 or professional needs. ...

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


Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

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

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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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Marvell
Processor Number:MG1


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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