BlackBerry Bold 9900

price N/A launch Aug, 2011

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 8 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Excellent build quality (steel bezel, high quality components, soft touch finish, carbon-fiber laced back cover)
  • Slim body
  • Bright, crisp, high-resolution display
  • Excellent touchscreen response
  • Excellent QWERTY keypad (spacious, tactile, intelligent layout)
  • Fast 1.2 Ghz processor
  • Good audio & video quality
  • Decent camera
  • Good signal reception and in-call audio quality
  • Good battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • No auto-focus for camera
  • No video-call camera
  • BlackBerry Internet Service plan is required to use many features (browser/ mail/ IM)
  • BlackBerry continues to lose out to Androids and iPhones in 3rd party apps (BlackBerry app world is no comparison to app stores of iPhone and Android)
  • Web browser is good, but again, still behind Android and iPhone

8 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSBlackBerry OS 7, Upgradeable to 7.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size2.8 inches
Screen Resolution640x480 pixels (~ 286 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz
RAM768 MB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity1230 mAh
Battery Standby307 hrs
Battery Talktime6.30 hrs
Dimensions
Weight130 gm
Thickness10.5 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Face Detection
  • Image Stabilization
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
NFCYes
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App StoreBlackBerry App World
Full Physical QWERTY KeypadYes
Optical TrackpadYes
Java Apps SupportYes
More
  • Vlingo
  • Wikitude
  • Foursquare
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.50/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys