The BlackBerry Bold 9700
A mobile phone sized pocket PC. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is possibly the best mobile business device of the decade!
RIM’s flagship model just got a makeover and has returned with all the usual spec, albeit slimmer, lighter and yes indeedy: bolder.
Who says touchscreen is everything? Yep – We too can think of a certain fruity company that does, but the Blackberry Bold 9700 laughs in the face of fiddly touchscreen shenanigans, allowing users to simply type: old school and easy-peasy.
The feeling of keys under fingertips is a welcome sensation and one that many have missed. Keep your thumbprint touchscreens Granny Smith lovers – The Blackberry has arrived...
Like a smack to the chops, the Blackberry Bold (from here on in, ‘BB’) delivers a beautifully crisp, hi-res screen that magically monitors your surroundings, thanks to a clever inbuilt light sensor.
Need illumination? BB is two steps ahead of you, brightening both your screen and your day.
So, what’s the use of a hi-res screen without a top spec camera? Well, the BB holds an impressive 3.2MP resolution, with a decent enough flash. Ok, so 3.2MP might not exactly set the photography world on fire, but it does a darn fine job for what it is. Let’s be honest, the Blackberry isn’t renowned for its picture taking capacity, but it’s certainly an added bonus to the phone and if you’re looking for a camera that ticks the usual Facebook and Twitter boxes, you won’t go wrong here. 2x digital zoom and basic rename and cropping options also further its user interface, allowing for some acceptable snaps of your unacceptable Facebook behaviour...
Similarly, the BB offers a likeable video camera facility that offers the same criteria above. Picture quality is HVGA and as such, looks pretty sexy on the phone – perfect for capturing those office party moments (as backup to those lovely Facebook pictures, of course).
Moving away from the traditional “I have a Blackberry, therefore I work in an office” perception, the BB offers a fantastic media centre, including MPS, WMA and AAC playback; all aurally available via the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Additionally, the BB offers full DivX/WMV/XviD/3gp playback for those moments when you want to get lost in a movie, or remember that Facebook moment above in lovely, crisp playback.
We can’t end this article without commenting on the superb battery life that BB offers up. With continued use, the phone will last all day long, offering you peace of mind during those office/train commute/Facebook sessions.
In summary: Sleek and eager to move away from the office-only fanaticism, the Blackberry Bold 9700 is a classy phone, offering the usual high-spec return in addition to a contemporary make-over.
Features of the Blackberry 9700 include:
Blackberry 9700 Specifications:
- Trackpad navigation
- Bright, hi-resolution screen
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- 3G technology
- Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® enabled
- 256MB flash Memory
- 3.2 MP digital Camera with Video Camera
- Multimedia Player
- Wireless Email
- MicroSD card Reader
- 4.29 inches (109 mm)
- 2.36 inches (60 mm)
- .56 inches (14.1 mm)
- 4.30 ounces / 122 grams (including battery)
- 3.17 ounces / 90 grams (without battery)
| || |