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BlackBerry Bold 9000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1652 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the GPS navigation and camera. The screen and design are also appreciated. Views about the reliability and price are mixed, and some have doubts about the features.

usability, design, screen, camera, GPS navigation

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 124 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, screen, reliability, camera, design

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9000 Sim Free SmartphoneBlackBerry 9000 Bold Sim-Free Mobile Phone BlackBerry Curve 9360 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 797 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, price, design, screen, portability

features, reliability, reception

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9000 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS Navigation, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)BlackBerry Bold 9000 Phone, Black (AT&T)RIM Blackberry Bold 9000 (Unlocked) - BLACK

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BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

In many ways the Blackberry is perhaps the only "locked ecosystem" business model outside Apple's media players that's worked so well. Despite facing a crippling lawsuit only a couple of years ago, RIM has grown from strength to strength and only...

The Bottomline The price of the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is rather steep at around Rs 35,000. It's locked in to Vodafone, Airtel, and Reliance, so BPL users are out. Although the handset is capable of functioning really well in terms of RIM's primary...

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BlackBerry 9000 Review

 

CrackBerry managed to snag a BlackBerry 9000 for themselves, and here they are with a review. I have digested the [...]

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BlackBerry Bold 9000 review: Berry with guts

 

There we go folks, it's a BlackBerry grand slam at the arena and we're set for another ride with RIM's finest. We guess this here Berry is neither Curve-hot nor Storm-inventive but it's Bold enough to say little and...

2.6" 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels ; Comfortable four-row full QWERTY keyboard ; Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA ; Wi-Fi and built-in GPS and BlackBerry maps preloaded ; 2 megapixel camera, LED...

No email support without BlackBerry Internet Service account ; Mediocre camera ; No FM radio ; The web browser is unstable when browsing through Wi-Fi ; No video-call camera

Moreover, the Bold 9000 is hardly a groundbreaking device outside the BlackBerry world but to Berry buffs it may be about as good as a mobile phone gets. Sporting flawless connectivity, a magnificent screen and one of the most comfortable QWERTY...

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BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

The Bold is what BlackBerry fans have been waiting for. It's feature-rich and sharply designed, let down in small measure by some cumbersome software.

Beautifully designed, Class-leading QWERTY keyboard, Simple email set-up, Excellent battery life

Some included software, including the browser and maps, needs work, BlackBerry service accounts are expensive

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BlackBerry 9000 gets a very early review

 

We're all about reviews of products before they're released, but reviewing something before it's even been officially confirmed by a company is its own special brand of magnificent. Granted, these are more like the hands-on impressions of a ...

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 (Rogers Wireless)

 

Though it has the best screen I've ever seen on a mobile device, I wish the Bold's display were a little larger. It packs the same resolution as the iPhone's display (320 by 480 pixels) into much less space: 2.6 inches diagonal (compared with the...

Luxurious feel. Incredibly sharp screen. Integrated Office document editor

Expensive. Currently available only on Rogers Wireless in Canada. Web browser shows some rough edges. HTML e-mail requires server upgrade ; Watch Our Exclusive BlackBerry Bold Video

RIM's next-generation BlackBerry Bold 9000 does for the boardroom what the iPhone does for the rec room.

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 (AT&T)

 

Aside from QWERTY keys, there are Volume, Camera, and quick application-switching controls on the Bold's side, and a Mute button up top—typical BlackBerry fare. The MicroSD card slot is now on the side of the device, as opposed to under the battery....

Luxurious feel. Beautiful, ultra-high-resolution screen. Integrated Office document editor. Solid camera

Web browser shows some rough edges. No mainstream IM client

There's no doubt the BlackBerry Bold will win over the corporate crowd with its business focus and sharp looks; we just wish its Web browser were better.

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BlackBerry Bold 9000: The Boldest and Fastest Phone from BlackBerry

 

This BlackBerry Bold 9000 review takes a detailed look at the smartphone. Find out about the specs and features, the design and the performance.

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In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

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BlackBerry Bold 9000 Review

 

Recently entered on the touchscreen smartphone market, RIM decided to give one more shot to its traditional smartphone lineup with no-touch displays. One of the last such devices was BlackBerry Bold 9000, which should've been one of the best in its...

Having all the latest technologies embedded into a BlackBerry device might seem awkward, as RIM is recognized for its conservative thinking (see Apple). HSDPA and Wi-Fi included in the same smartphone is one great feature. The 1500 mAh is also one of...

The only thing I was really concerned about was the sturdiness of the device, which is nowhere near its predecessors'. The somewhat high price could also become an obstacle to the phone's possible success in the market, but that could be explained by...

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Aerial Connection:Not Applicable
Approved Partner:Not Applicable
Battery Quality:Not Applicable
Bluetooth:Not Applicable
Category:Case
Colour Effect of Cover:Not Applicable
Colour of Cover:Not Applicable
Compatibility:Blackberry
Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Gaming Cover: No
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Package: No
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Type of Cover:Not Applicable
Type of Installation:Not Applicable
Type of Partial Cover:Not Applicable
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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