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BlackBerry Bold Torch 9900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1201 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and screen are generally positive. The usability and responsiveness are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the value for money and battery, while there are some critical opinions about the apps and features.

design, responsiveness, usability, screen, portability

camera, reliability, features, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold Torch 9900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Reviewed


Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry has been under adverse market pressure for a while now and one of its key strategies to turn things around was to speed up its release cycle. The RIM head honchos in Waterloo, Canada have probably heard...

Yes, this is the best BlackBerry out there and finally something that puts RIM’s offering on par with the best when it comes to a simple spec-to-spec shootout. Of course, BlackBerry fans know specs are not everything—there's the legendary messaging...

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Blackberry Bold 9900 Review


Blackberry Bold 9900 Review: does the Blackberry Bold 9900 Series live up to the marketing pitch? Let's take a look.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 review: Business reimagined


A brand new OS, more speed, a facelift and a high-res touchscreen, the latest of the Bold messengers is listening for the roar of the crowd. There's no going back to the old rational and composed self - give it danger, thrills and excitement...

Enhanced email and data security ; 2.8" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) ; QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM support and quad-band 3G with HSDPA ; Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity ; NFC capabilities ; GPS receiver and...

BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all phone features ; Fixed focus camera of outdated and unintuitive interface ; No video-call camera ; No Flash support ; Non-hot-swappable memory card ; No FM radio ; No haptic feedback

Although on a second thought, a snappy 1.2GHz processor, the new BlackBerry OS 7.0 with Liquid graphics and a super crisp VGA touchscreen are no good news for the competition. Nor is HD video, dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC support. And all that comes on top...


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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)


The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 on T-Mobile will delight owners of older BlackBerries who have been waiting for an upgrade. But while the hardware is shiny and new, the Bold 9900's "new" OS is too similar to older versions to make a real difference. While...

Thin, sleek design. Excellent QWERTY keyboard. Sharp screen

Very expensive. No Wi-Fi calling. Poor-quality apps compared with Android and iOS

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is sleeker and faster than before, but otherwise it's still more of the same, instead of the revolution Research In Motion desperately needs.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)


The ultra-elegant Blackberry Bold 9900 has a superb keyboard and a responsive touchscreen, but you don't get 4G speeds.

While very elegant, the $299 BlackBerry Bold 9900 suffers from the same affliction as its Verizon cousin, the $249 Bold 9930. Both represent the ultimate in messaging devices, but the tiny displays and lackluster app selection leave us wanting more....

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)


The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the GSM version of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 , and has essentially the same design and features save for a few changes depending on the carrier. The Bold 9900 for T-Mobile lacks the dual-mode GSM/CDMA chipset of the Bold...

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a very polished design, with a svelte form factor, a sharp touch-screen display, and a wonderful QWERTY keyboard. Notable features include a 1.2GHz processor, the new BlackBerry OS 7, 720p HD video recording, and NFC...

The BlackBerry Bold 9900's call quality is slightly flawed. It's also very expensive when compared with similar handsets.

BlackBerry enthusiasts will love the BlackBerry Bold 9900, but its high price tag will be a deterrent to many.

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review


It's time to take a look at T-Mobile's new BlackBerry smartphone – the Bold 9900. Obviously, it's the GSM cousin to the CDMA flavored Bold 9930 , but what separates it is the hefty $299.99 on-contract it's flaunting and the support for T-Mobile's HSPA+...

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The Touch Screen Bold 9900: The Slimmest BlackBerry Yet!


The Bold is one of the better BlackBerry models overall, and now that RIM has gone and given it touch-screen capabilities, the new OS 7 and made it even slimmer, it should definitely be considered among the top smartphones on the market. Find out...

Overall, the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a great mobile device which features many useful and tech-savvy features which will appeal to all generations. Unfortunately, features such as its camera functionality have not been updated and as such many...

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review


RIM's newest flagship smartphone is the BlackBerry Bold 9900, sometimes also referred to as the BlackBerry Bold Touch. RIM's back with a fresh new Bold that's undoubtedly the best BlackBerry RIM has ever made. Read on and see our full review of the...

and was released last week (some stores sell unlocked units for as low as Php28,500). I’d suggest getting it with a postpaid plan so it’s free or subsidized.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 : Bold Statement !


There was a time when BlackBerry used to enjoy an enviable position among the corporate set. Its secure push email was so popular that RIM could afford to omit even basics like a camera. But the evolution of the smartphone market forced RIM to come up...

Product Specifications


Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
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 / 65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / 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