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MSRP $199.00
Release date November, 2009
Brand RIM
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Description

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 - otherwise known as the Bold 2 - is RIM's latest update to their original Bold model, appearing as a sort of hybrid of the BlackBerry Bold and Curve models. This phone is expected to be available through carriers worldwide in November 2009. New features include an upgraded vertical resolution to 480 x 360 (from 480 x 320), an optical trackpad instead of the typical BlackBerry trackball, an upgraded 3.2MP camera and the latest BlackBerry 5.0 operating system. As found on the original Bold, the Bold 2 will include 3G network compatibility and high-speed data transfer and web browsing, as well as Wi-Fi access and Wi-Fi calling. The phone allegedly comes pre-loaded with certain apps from BlackBerry appworld, including Amazon and a turn-by-turn GPS navigator. The Bold 2 supports personal and corporate email forwarding and has a visual voicemail function. Like most BlackBerry models, it has a full QWERTY keyboard and numerous organizer functions. Without a contract, the Bold 2 is expected to have a high price point.

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Pros:
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full QWERTY keyboard
+7agreedisagree

GPS
+7agreedisagree

less wide than the Bold
+7agreedisagree

improved screen resolution
+7agreedisagree

3G
+6agreedisagree

WiFi
+6agreedisagree

ditches the trackball for an optical trackpad
+5agreedisagree

all-in-one, shares the good qualities of the entire BlackBerry lineup without any of their specific faults
+4agreedisagree

3.2MP camera
+3agreedisagree

Longer battery life
+2agreedisagree

Cons:
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$100 MIR to reach the $199 price point (on AT&T)
+4agreedisagree

non-touchscreen display
+3agreedisagree

Small screen
+3agreedisagree

high price point - on par with the Bold, considerably higher than most high end consumer phones
+1agreedisagree




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