Research In Motion (RIM) may be under siege, but it still has a wide variety of offerings, including the BlackBerry Bold 9000. Let’s take a closer look at the smartphone and see if it’s worth buying.
The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band 3G connectivity and comes with GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MP3, 2-mega pixel camera, stereo speaker, games and game downloader. It can do HTML browsing and movie viewing from websites and many more. It has a newly designed full-QWERTY soft touch keyboard, satin chrome finished with an elegant leather-like backplate. Available colors are black and white.
The entire exterior of the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is very smooth and really eye-catching. The display is bright and sharp, thanks to its high-resolution. The Color LCD performs well, and proved great for watching movies and videos. The user can also work on Microsoft Word and Microsoft Powerpoint Through the Bold 9000’s preinstalled software. It has all the standard functions you’d find even on newer smartphones, sans the touch-screen. Overall, the Bold 9000 felt well built.
The metallic band around the edge of the smartphone is actually plastic. This makes the phone lighter than it looks and not cold to touch. The soft touch QWERTY keyboard is a lot easier to use. Normally when using a numeric keypad the fingers get tired of pressing the keys many times just to get the right letter. In the QWERTY setup, the letter has to be pressed just once. However, it doesn’t have special keys for the period and comma.
The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is larger compared to the BlackBerry Curve Series. It is also thicker, longer and heavier. However, its features are definitely superior. On the other hand, more available colors would’ve made this smartphone more appealing for the younger crowd.