I am first going to start out and say that I am addicted to phones and usually switch every month or two. I have been so pleased with the BlackBerry Bold that I have had it for like four months and love it.
The screen on this device is outstanding compared to any other BlackBerry. Looking back at the Curve I dont know how I dealth with the old OS and the dismal screen quality. OS 4.6 on the Bold makes the device not only perform well but look fantastic.
I love the keyboard personally. The keys are extremely easy to press and find which one you would like the hit. I find them much easier and better to type with than the Curve.
The feel of the phone is also one of a kind. With a leather (fake leather) back cover, it makes it really easy to hold and keep in your hand. It is also nice if you want to put it down on a desk without scratching the back up.
As with any BlackBerry, the applications are not what they should be. The iPhone app store is an example of an almost perfect app store. The BlackBerry app world is not great and does not offer much at all. Plus everytime you want to upgrade an application you need to restart the device which takes like 6 minutes.
All in all I am very happy with the device and would recommend it for anyone who is going to be using email a lot.
There are some obvious differences between the Curve and Bold. Namely the screen size and the 3G network capabilities... both of which are nice upgrades from the Curve. However, the biggest problem is the keyboard... it STINKS. The keyboard is larger than on the Curve so you think it would be easier to type, but it's not... it is so much harder to type i'm almost ready to switch back. The Keys: Even though the size is larger, the key are flatter and scalloped edge on them … more
Tried a Blackberry. The tiny keys are impossible to use. Touch screen technology has passed them by. I returned mine within days and switched to iPhone (with horrible AT&T service) then dumped that for HTC Hero, with splendid Credo service.
I've been using the Blackberry Bold for about a month now, and made sure to wait as long as I could to make sure I tried everything out before writing a review - my end thought after my time with the Bold, after its anticipated (and delayed) arrival to the market is that it was worth the wait. I've used past blackberrys before, including the Curve and even the ancient 7230, and I must admit that I truly enjoy the blackberry bold. The Good: 3G connection speed, improved … more