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BlackBerry Bold 9790

alaTest has collected and analyzed 580 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and value for money are on the whole positive. The design and battery also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the features.

responsiveness, battery, design, value for money, portability


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

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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...

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...

Now, let's play spot the difference. The Bold 9790 is powered by a different processor and HD video is one of the first things scrapped. To make amends, the phone has what's probably the best BlackBerry still camera to date. Both the screen size and...

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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...

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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.


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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...

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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...

Disclosure: This review unit was given to us, along with hundreds of media and VIP attendees, during the BlackBerry Asia Launch in Jakarta, Indonesia last November 2011.

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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...

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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

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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...

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Amazon review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9790


alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 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 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

value for money, portability, camera, screen, usability

79% 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

Product Specifications


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: Yes
USB: 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
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
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