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Great phone

  • Apr 5, 2009
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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.
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Quick Tip by . September 29, 2009
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Features Available

  • Wireless email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • Camera (2.0 MP)
  • Video Recording
  • BlackBerry® Maps
  • Media Player
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wi-Fi® Support
  • Corporate data access
  • SMS
  • MMS

Size and Weight

  • 4.48"/114mm (Length)
  • 2.6"/66mm (Width)
  • 0.59"/15mm (Depth)
  • 4.8 oz/136g (Weight)

Data Input/Navigation

  • Trackball
  • QWERTY (Keyboard)
  • Keyboard backlighting

Voice Input/Output

  • 3.5mm stereo headset capable
  • Integrated earpiece/ microphone
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • Mono/stereo headset, hands-free and serial port profiles supported (Bluetooth® technology)

Media Player

  • Video format support: DivX 4, DivX 5/6 partially supported, XviD partially supported, H.263, H.264, WMV3
  • Audio format support: .3gp, MP3, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 Pro/WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional AAC/AAC+/eAAC+


  • Half VGA resolution 480 x 320 pixel color display
  • Transmissive TFT LCD, supports over 65,000 colors
  • Font size (user selectable)
  • Backlighting
  • Light sensing screen


  • Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
  • 32 polyphonic ringtones – MIDI, SP-MDI, MP3, WAV
  • Vibrate mode
  • LED indicator

Approximate Battery Life

  • Up to 13.5 days (Standby time)
  • Up to 4.5 hours (Talk time)


  • Expandable memory – support for microSD™ card
  • 1GB On-board + 128 MB Flash


  • RIM® wireless modem
  • Tethered modem capability

Email Integrations

  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange
  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
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