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25 reviews
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16 positive
4 mixed
5 negative
MSRP $350.00
Release date August, 2008
Brand RIM
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Description

The BlackBerry Bold (aka RIM BlackBerry 9000) is the latest smartphone (available August 21, 2008) from RIM to be released by AT&T on November 4th 2008, for $299 with a 2-year contract. Earlier retail estimates were expected to be around $300 - $400, but this latest release hints that it will probably be much higher. The Bold has high-speed data connectivity with support for 3G networks (quad-band EDGE and tri-band HSDPA) and WiFi (802.11 a/b/g). Other improvements over the BlackBerry Curve including a doubling of CPU speed to 624 MHz and a doubling of screen resolution to 480 x 320 resolution display (Half-VGA). The BlackBerry Bold is a competitor to the latest 3G version of the Apple iPhone announced on June 9th, 2008.

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Pros:
Do you agree?
3G network connectivity
+18agreedisagree

WiFi access (802.11 a/b/g)
+13agreedisagree

Built-in GPS
+13agreedisagree

Tactile keyboard is faster typing than iPhone touchscreen
+13agreedisagree

Faster CPU @ 624 MHz
+10agreedisagree

Expandable memory with microSD cards up to 16 GB
+9agreedisagree

Twice the resolution @ 480 x 320
+7agreedisagree

Copy and paste function!
+7agreedisagree

Very similar in size to the Apple iPhone
+6agreedisagree

Much larger contact area and layout of keyboard
+6agreedisagree

Feels very solid in your hand.
+6agreedisagree

Web browser renders most web pages in a usable fashion. (still not as clean as iPhone though)
+6agreedisagree

Super reliable
+5agreedisagree

Nicely integrated messaging and audible notifications from IM services and social networks (ex. GTalk, Facebook)
+5agreedisagree

Loud speaker-phone
+4agreedisagree

Great battery life
+3agreedisagree

Comes with a free case!
+3agreedisagree

Care power charger works very well.
+3agreedisagree

Nice "bedside" alarm clock mode. Looks pretty
+1agreedisagree

Cons:
Do you agree?
Small display compared to iPhone
+1agreedisagree

Immature app-store
+1agreedisagree

locking the phone does not disable volume/track control button on side
+1agreedisagree

Drops calls more often than my curve did.
+1agreedisagree

No where close to the intuitive experience on the iPhone
+1agreedisagree

* + Green button is a really annoying way to unlock the phone
+1agreedisagree

Browser isn't as good as the iPhone's
0agreedisagree

Poor battery life after a couple months of use
0agreedisagree




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