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BlackBerry Bold 9650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1105 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9650. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and portability. The price and performance are also appreciated. The reception and social networking functionality get critical views. There are mixed views on the sound and size.

usability, performance, price, portability, reliability

battery, social network, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1001 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated. Views about the durability and camera are different. The reception and social networking functionality get critical views.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

battery, size, sound, social network, reception

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9650 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the camera and usability are on the whole positive.

usability, camera

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 on Verizon doesn't change the game, but it's a reliable choice for enterprise customers.

Good voice quality. Solid battery life. Good camera. True world phone. Sublime QWERTY keyboard.

Third-party app selection is slim. Could use a bigger screen. OS feels stale.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions BlackBerrys are pretty solid media devices, and the Bold 9650 is no exception. The microSD card slot underneath the battery cover works with 32GB cards; my 16GB SanDisk card worked fine. The battery cover is easy to...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Verizon Wireless) review

 

Just like the Sprint version, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 for Verizon brings an update to the carrier's BlackBerry Tour . It's not a major overhaul but brings some nice enhancements, including Wi-Fi, double the onboard memory, and an optical touchpad,...

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 adds Wi-Fi and double the onboard memory. The smartphone offers world-roaming capabilities and the SIM can be unlocked. Nice form factor.

BlackBerry browser is clunky to navigate and limited in functionality compared to others.

Verizon customers looking for a messaging smartphone with world roaming capabilities have a solid choice in the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

Sprint customers disappointed by the lack of Wi-Fi on last summer's BlackBerry Tour 9630 will be pleased with the latest BlackBerry coming to the network. The BlackBerry Bold 9650 ($200 with a two-year contract from Sprint) offers Wi-Fi and twice as...

World roaming and other solid business features ; Excellent full QWERTY keyboard

No WebKit browser with BlackBerry OS 5.0 ; Lack of trackball may disconcert some users

With an excellent keyboard and a strong set of enterprise features, the Bold 9650 is ideal for business users—even though it is lacking a bit in the innovation department.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 review

 

Promised since last summer , Sprint and RIM have finally brought a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Tour to market. Though it dropped the Tour from its name, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 improves on the Tour, not only by adding Wi-Fi but also by doubling the...

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 adds Wi-Fi and doubles the onboard memory. The smartphone offers world-roaming capabilities, strong messaging features, and a solid keyboard.

Clunky Web browser.

Though nothing revolutionary, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 brings some welcome additions and offers Sprint customers a solid messaging world phone.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 (Sprint)

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a solid, reliable, and ultimately rather boring smartphone.

Excellent call quality. Good battery life. Sharp camera.

Relatively tiny screen. Fewer apps compared to other platforms.

Media and Conclusions The Bold's media features are like the rest of the phone—not state-of-the-art in specs, but very well done. The phone syncs unprotected music with iTunes playlists using BlackBerry's PC and Mac-compatible media sync software, and...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Cell Phone Review

 

Just like the Sprint version, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 for Verizon brings an update to the carrier's BlackBerry Tour. It's not a major overhaul but brings some nice enhancements, ...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650

 

The first CDMA BlackBerry Bold has arrived on the Sprint network: the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and it doesn't disappoint. It runs the latest BlackBerry OS 5.0 and is loaded with many Sprint features such as Sprint TV that help push this smartphone into a...

May, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

 

The oft-praised BlackBerry Bold has landed on CDMA networks, kind of. The Bold 9000 was the first “premium” BlackBerry device and instantly made CDMA users jealous, as it was exclusively launched for GSM. The jealousy did not last for long, however, as...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Shawn Drew (brighthub.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

 

A look at the new BlackBerry Bold 9650, including its design, features, user interface and more. While the Bold 9650 bears a large resemblance to the old BlackBerry Tour, it includes a host of new features that make it stand out. The BlackBerry Bold...

The BlackBerry Bold 9650 is well made, runs smoothly and comes with a good assortment of features. Almost all of the drawbacks to the device will be resolved when it gets the upgrade to 6.0, but who knows how it will affect the 9650’s performance. If...

May, 2011

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

BlackBerry Bold with world-roaming functionality

 

Although it has earned some positive reviews, critics say the BlackBerry Bold 9650 fails to distinguish itself from its predecessors. PhoneArena.com editors describe it as a "[BlackBerry] Tour with some new clothes on," while a blogger at...

Wi-Fi capability, responsive trackpad, global roaming, generous memory for apps

Clunky browser, awkwardly placed charging port

Feb, 2011

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