Slim, trendy and versatile: BlackBerry Bold 9700 has all in it to be a winner

November 5, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


RIM’s (Research In Motion) new BlackBerry Bold 9700 is here and we are forced to exclaim Wow!! Slim and trendy, the Bold 9700 incorporates the best of the earlier BlackBerry Tour 9630 and BlackBerry Bold 9000. Just about 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches in size, the ultra light handset weighs just 4.2 ounces and is probably the best ever BlackBerry ever made.

Available now for $200 along with a two-year T-Mobile connectivity offer, the Bold 9700 has been unveiled with a 2.4-inch display which boasts of a 480 x 360-pixel resolution making it much better than the original Bold. The display is awesome and is sure to leave you smitten, considering the crystal clear picture viewing and video play back functions. RIM’s new Bold 9700 is powered by BlackBerry OS 5.0 which ensures brighter colors and icons that are more prominent. .

Features are packed well in tune with user needs and it is amazing how all these fits into the super thin frame. The 3.2-megapixel camera comes with a flash, variable zoom, picture stabilization, auto focus, and video recording. A volume rocker and camera shutter on the right panel and yet another convenience key plus a 3.5mm headphone jack and micro-USB port on the left make it so very user friendly. The top houses the lock and mute buttons. Buttons that facilitate talk, menu, back, and end/power are displayed in an array as had been done in the earlier models.

Wi-Fi calls get an added technology spruce up via the Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), and thereby the voice-over-Wi-Fi feature improves reception in locations where cell signals are weak. RIM has also incorporated the touchpad instead of a trackball, which would get the thumbs up from the users, we believe. The touchpad makes the Bold 9700 look like a touchscreen device. Nicely packaged and incorporating friendly keyboard, display, software and other functions, the BlackBerry 9700 has all in it to emerge a winner in the short term.

(Via PC World)

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