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BlackBerry Bold 9700

BlackBerry Bold 9700
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Product Features:

  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • 624 MHz Processor
  • 256 MB RAM, 256 MB inbuilt
  • 1500 mAH Battery
  • 2.44 inches, 480 x 360 px display
  • 3.2 MP Rear Camera
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 16 GB
  • Blackberry OS, v5.0.
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Product Review:

  • Sleek, sexy design
  • Stunning display
  • Excellent performance
  • Easy set-up
  • Good battery life
  • Many features are locked without a BlackBerry Internet Service account (plan)
  • Mediocre camera performance and features
  • No FM radio
BlackBerry Bold 9700 is currently not available in any stores.
29
Specs Score
Very Poor
Group: Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 7,000
This Phone:
29
Average:
52
Group Rank:  #380 out of  385 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #2052 out of  2920 mobiles

Quick Specifications[See Full Specifications]

  • General:
  • Blackberry OS, v5.0.
  • Qwerty
  • 1500 mAH Battery
  • Display:
  • 2.44 inches
  • 480 x 360 pixels
  • Camera:
  • 3.2 MP
  • AutoFocus
  • Flash
  • Technical:
  • 256 MB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card Support, upto 16 GB
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 624 MHz Processor
  • Connectivity:
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Extra:
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Analysis Group Range: Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 7,000

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Technical

CPU Speed

below average
This Device:
624 MHz
Group Avg:
1.3 GHz
Group Best:
2 GHz
...

RAM

worst
This Device:
256 MB
Group Avg:
1 GB
Group Best:
3 GB
...

Memory Inbuilt

below average
This Device:
256 MB
Group Avg:
8 GB
Group Best:
32 GB
...
Display

Display Size

below average
This Device:
2.44 inches
Group Avg:
5 inches
Group Best:
6 inches
...

Display Resolution

below average
This Device:
480 x 360 px
Group Avg:
540 x 960 px
Group Best:
1080p
...

Display Ppi

average
This Device:
246 ppi
Group Avg:
233 ppi
Group Best:
518 ppi
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Camera & Battery

Camera Resolution

below average
This Device:
3.2 MP
Group Avg:
8 MP
Group Best:
16 MP
...

Front Camera

This Device:
No
Group Avg:
2 MP
Group Best:
13 MP
...

Battery Size

below average
This Device:
1500 mAH
Group Avg:
2000 mAH
Group Best:
5050 mAH
...
General

Thickness

below average
This Device:
14 mm
Group Avg:
9 mm
Group Best:
5.1 mm
...

Weight

average
This Device:
122 g
Group Avg:
137 g
Group Best:
78 g
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Spec Score

below average
This Device:
29/100
Group Avg:
51/100
Group Best:
70/100
...

Advantages

Display In Groups
General
Has A Qwerty Keypad
Qwerty keypad allows you to type faster.
Camera
Has Camera
3.2 MP with AutoFocus
Has a camera for taking photos.
Has Flash For Camera
LED
Having a camera flash allows you to take photos in low light.
Supports Video Recording
You can record videos of beautiful moments, sceneries and watch them later.
Technical
Supports Memory Card
upto 16 GB
Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more songs, photos and videos.
Connectivity
Supports 3G
3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience.
Supports WiFi
You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.
Supports Bluetooth v2.1
Bluetooth enables you to wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets.
Supports GPS
GPS is used for determining your location. You can get directions to a place with the help of GPS.
Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.
Extra
Supports Video Player
Watch your favourite video songs and movies in video player. It supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX 4, DivX 5, XviD, WMV, Flash Video file types.
Supports Music Player
Listen to your favourite songs in music player. It supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR etc. file types.
Battery
Long Battery Standby Time
17 Days
With long battery standby time, phone battery can last more days without charging in idle condition.

Disadvantages

Display In Groups
General
Relatively Heavy Weight
122 g
The weight is too heavy considering the screen size (2.44 inches).
Display
Relatively Smaller Screen
2.44 inches
It has relatively smaller screen than other mobile phones in this price range. You can get better.
Camera
No Front Camera
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported mobile phones).
Technical
Limited Storage Capacity
256 MB
Considering this phone's level of use, it has less amount of memory to store songs, videos, photos and applications.
Slower CPU
624 MHz
Slower CPU has trouble in running graphics rich applications.
Limited Amount Of RAM
256 MB
Small RAM has trouble in running more applications at the same time, which makes the phone little slower.
Connectivity
Can't Output To TV
You can't connect your phone to a TV.
Extra
Doesn't Have A Compass
Compass Determines direction facing relative to North, East, West and South.
Doesn't Have A FM Radio
You Can't Listen to your favourite radio stations on your phone.
Battery
Short Battery Talk Time
6 Hours
With short battery talk time, you won't be able to talk continuously on the phone for a long period of time without charging.

Full Specifications

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General
Sim Type:GSM
Dual Sim:No
Device Type:Smartphone
Release Date:October, 2009
Design
Dimensions:109 x 60 x 14 mm
Weight:122 g
Form Factor:Classic (Candybar)
Qwerty:Yes
Display
Type:Color TFT screen, 65K colors
Touch:No
Size:2.44 inches, 480 x 360 pixels
PPI:~ 246 PPI
Memory
Phonebook:Unlimited
Internal:256 MB inbuilt, 256 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM
Card Slot:Yes, upto 16 GB, 2 GB included
Connectivity
GPRS:Yes
EDGE:Yes
3G:Yes, 3.6 Mbps Download
Wifi:Yes
Bluetooth:Yes, v2.1
USB:Yes, microUSB v2.0
Extra
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS Support
3.5mm Headphone Jack:Yes
Camera
Camera:Yes, 3.2 MP with autofocus
Features:Image stabilizer
Video Recording:Yes
Flash:LED
Front Camera:No
Technical
OS:Blackberry OS, v5.0.
CPU:624 MHz Processor
Java:Yes, MIDP v2
Browser:Yes, supports HTML
Multimedia
Supports:MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Voice Commands, Calendar
Email:Yes
Music:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR
Video:MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX 4, DivX 5, XviD, WMV, Flash Video
FM Radio:No
Document Reader:Yes
Battery
Size:1500 mAH, Li-ion Battery
Standby time:17 days, 15 days on 3G
Talk time:6 hours, 5 hours on 3G
Music Playback time:35 hours
83
Expert Rating
Very Good
Based on 12 Reviews
Positive:
6
Mixed:
0
Negative:
0
NA
December 8, 2009
BlackBerry Bold 9700 review: Dare you go

When we reviewed the BlackBerry Bold 9000 we said it had everything a BlackBerry fan could want, except for maybe the more compact body of the Curve. And it's pretty obvious that someone over at RIM has been paying attention. They've done exactly that. And no, we're not taking credit, just giving it.



The tight connection between handset and service is a double-edged sword however. read more →

  • 2.44" 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels
  • Comfortable four-row full QWERTY keyboard
  • Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi and built-in GPS and BlackBerry maps preloaded
  • 3.15 autofocus megapixel camera, LED flash
  • Many features are locked without a BlackBerry Internet Service account (plan)
  • Mediocre camera performance and features
  • No FM radio
  • No video-call camera
  • No TV-out functionality
NA
November 5, 2009
Research In Motion BlackBerry Bold 9700

At the end of the day, that's one thing we can't get past -- serious BlackBerry enthusiasts will tell you that the interface is doing just fine, and there are plenty of reasons to get hooked on these devices. For us, however, the BlackBerry UI is showing its age, and ultimately, beautiful hardware aside, this device is essentially exactly the same as every other BlackBerry. read more →

  • Great optical trackpad
  • Improved camera performance
  • Snappier operation
  • Outdated operating system
  • Slightly cheaper build than its predecessor
  • Keyboard is more cramped than the original
80
December 21, 2009
BlackBerry Bold 9700 (AT&T)

The Bold 9700 is a smart, shrewd update to the wildly popular Bold 9000—and proof that there's still a place for hardware QWERTY keyboards for both consumers and business. read more →

  • Near-perfect design
  • Beautiful display
  • Great voice quality
  • Robust media sync options
  • Excellent battery life.
    80
    November 13, 2009
    Can the new Bold better the excellent original?

    While many will probably disagree with us, we're not sold on the more cramped keyboard that makes the new Bold 2 9700 look a lot like a hundred other BlackBerry designs out there today.



    However, we do like the sleek chassis it comes in, and the trackpad is a clear upgrade from the trackball, so kudos to RIM for that. read more →

    • Speedy interface
    • Smooth controls
    • Stylish chassis
    • Slow internet browser
    • Dating OS
    • Slightly cramped keyboard
    85
    November 10, 2009
    RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

    With so many current-generation BlackBerry devices available, it's really difficult to comprehend where the BlackBerry Bold 9700 fits in all of it. The original Bold 9000 really set the tone for the rest of RIM's devices to this point, but we feel that the Bold 9700 doesn't innovate RIM's stature. Sure we like the updated slim looks which make it one of the sleekest looking ‘Berry devices we've seen, but it's basically the same thing we've been seeing. read more →

    • Slimmer looks
    • UMA calling
    • Decent battery life
    • Unchanged design
    • Poor signal connection
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