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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2073 reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reception. Some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, design, screen

battery, reliability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and battery get less positive opinions.

performance, usability, portability, design, durability

battery, reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Bold 9900 Sim Free Mobile Phone-BlackBlackberry Bold 9900 Sim Free Mobile Phone-Black

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the reception. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and apps.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

reliability, battery, size, apps, GPS navigation

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9900 Unlocked PhoneBlackBerry Bold 9900 Unlocked Phone

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the portability. The design is also appreciated.

price, design, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry RDV71UW Bold Touch 9900 OEM Unlocked Smartphone with Blackberry OS 7, 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, 8GB Memory, No Warranty (Black) (DiscontinueBlackberry RDV71UW Bold Touch 9900 OEM Unlocked Smartphone with Blackberry OS 7, 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, 8GB Memory, No Warranty (Black) (Discontinue

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (ubergizmo.com)

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.

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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. The...

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

More screen resolution and power than BlackBerry owners know what to do with? Certainly not. It’s more than they’re used to though and that makes the Bold Touch 9900 a very attractive upgrade option.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile)

 

T-Mobile bills the BlackBerry Bold 9900 as a 4G phone, but it isn?t quite, and it?s still not good enough to sway current Android or iPhone owners either.

Thin, sleek design. Excellent QWERTY keyboard. Sharp screen.

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

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The buried microSD card slot is a pain, but BlackBerry Desktop Software makes it easy to sync songs, playlists, and videos with a PC or Mac. Music tracks sounded clear through Samsung Modus HM6450 Bluetooth...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Oliver Bennett (laptopmag.com)

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....

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 (T-Mobile) Review

 

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....

Luxurious design, Fast dual-core performance, Excellent physical keyboard, Loud speaker, Long battery life

Display too small, Slow web surfing, Skimpy app selection, Very expensive

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9930. You've got to hand it to RIM — the company may be spinning its wheels, but it's certainly not sitting still. While we've been hearing rumors and seeing leaked photos for...

Gorgeous industrial design ; Best-in-class physical keyboard ; Speed and graphics performance greatly improved

BlackBerry OS is dated and clunky ; Software selection is abysmal ; Cramped display can be troublesome

This is a die-hards-only phone, one of the last of its breed

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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+...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

The Blackberry Bold 9900 is the newest touchscreen Blackberry and the thinnest model yet. The phone is constructed out of metal, making for a rugged and solid device ready for whatever might come its way. The 2.8 inch screen is larger than the previous...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

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...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Shubham Gupta (techquark.com)

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...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230 / 130
Battery performance:1230 / 130
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:7.4
Standby time (2G):12.8 / 307 / 307.2
Standby time (3G):307 / 307.2
Talk time (2G):6.3
Talk time (3G):5.9

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus:No / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:N
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Charcoal / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:2.8
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:640 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5625 / 0.75 / 768

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MIDI, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP / JPG, PNG, TIF
Speakers:Mono / Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, MP4, MPEG2, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,MP4,MPEG2,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,H.263,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,M4V,MP4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB, VMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900 / 800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HSF, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SSP / HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:3DES
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:BlackBerry OS 7.0
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
T9 text input: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:7 / 7.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Themes / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8655 / QC 8655
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:MSM 8655 / QC 8655

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating system version:7 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC / SD
Included memory card size:8
Internal memory:768 / 8192
Internal RAM:576 / 768
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5625 / 0.75
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.413 / 2.6
Height:0.413 / 4.53
Weight:4.59
Width:2.6 / 4.53