BlackBerry Bold 9700

Launch: Jan, 2010

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Review Summary based on 3 expert review(s)

  • Comfortable QWERTY keypad
  • Nice, responsive trackpad navigation
  • Good web browser
  • More compact body and lighter weight compared to the Bold 9000
  • Good build quality

  • Below average camera performance and features
  • No FM radio
  • No video-call camera
  • Expensive compared to QWERTY business phones from other manufacturers

Click through to read the 3 expert reviews:

1. TechRadar 2. GSMArena 3. Phone Arena

Video Review, handpicked by phoneCURRY


  • Smartphone OS: BlackBerry OS 5


  • Screen Size: 2.4 inches small
  • Screen Resolution: 480x360 pixels (~ 250 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: LCD


  • Processor: 624 MHz
  • RAM: 256 MB


  • Internal Memory: 256 MB
  • Expandable Memory Slot
  • Free (Included) Memory Card: 2 GB


  • Battery Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 408 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 6.00 hrs


  • Weight: 122 gm medium
  • Thickness: 14 mm thick


  • Camera: 3.2 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • Other Camera Features: Image Stabilization


  • Music Player
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack


  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS


  • App Store: BlackBerry App World
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Document Viewer + Document Editor
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control
  • Java Apps Support


  • Full (QWERTY) Keypad
  • Optical Trackpad
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