Blackberry Bold 9700
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Specifications of Blackberry Bold 9700
General FeaturesBrandBlackBerryStatusAvailableHandset ColorBlackNetwork TypeGSMAnnounced2009, October
BodyForm FactorBarDimensions109 x 60 x 14 mmWeight122 gmsInput MethodQwerty Keypad
DisplaySize2.4 InchesTypeTFT DisplayResolution480 x 360 pixelsColor65K
CameraRear Camera3.2 MPFront CameraNoFlashYes, LED FlashVideoYesFeaturesAutofocus, Image Stabilization
MemoryInternal Memory265 MBExtendable MemoryYes, microSD, Up to 16 GBRAM256 MB
PlatformOperating SystemBlackBerry OS 5.0, Upgradable to 6.0Processor650 MHz, Cortex-A9Operating FrequencyGSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / 3G : 850/900/2100 MHzJavaYes, MIDP 2.0BrowserHTML
Data & Internet3G/4GYes, HSDPA 3.6 MbpsEDGEYes, Class 10, 236.8 kbpsGPRSYes, Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbpsWi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/gBluetoothYes, v2.1 with (A2DP)
ConnectivityGPSYes, With A-GPS SupportUSBYes, microUSB v2.0MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
MultimediaMusic PlayerYes, AAC+, MP3, WMAVideo PlayerYes, 3GP, DivX, WMV, XviDRadioYes, Built-In AntennaGamesDownloadable
SoundAlert TypesMP3, Vibration3.5 mm JackYes
BatteryTypeLi-ionCapacity (mAh)1500 mAhTalk TimeUp to 6 hrsMax Stand-by TimeUp to 17 days
Other FeaturesSIM SizeMini SIMSIM OptionSingle SIMSAR Value1.55 W/kg (head)Document ViewerYes, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFAdditional FeaturesTouch Sensitive Optical Trackpad
Over all Review of Blackberry Bold 9700
Blackberry Bold 9700 is the one of the most high profile series offered by Blackberry. The device in fact gives a very Blackberry-ish look with the large QWERTY keypad in being very apparent right from the first look and a optical trackpad. The device comes with the dimensions 109 x 60 x 14 mm and weighs 122 grams. It has a 2.44 inch screen which is the major drawback for the device when we compare it with the large screen gadgets that we are so use to looking at these days. Some people are not that big on huge screens but for those who love their gaming, Blackberry Bold 9700 is not the device for you. Still, to be fair, the device released two years ago and to say that the world has changed in the last 3 years would be a big understatement. So let's talk about what the device does offer. A solid 3.15 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash along with image stabilization, no secondary camera. A 2 GB memory card comes with the device which is backed by the microSD card slot allowing the user to expand the memory up to 16 GB. So far so good, so where does the problem lies. Well, the operating system for one is BlackBerry OS v5.0 which is upgradable to BlackBerry OS v6.0 while the current BlackBerry OS v7.0 is about to be upgraded to the next version. Bluetooth and USB port are not the latest versions with the former offering version 2.1 while the latter 2.0. So the technology is not the exactly the latest one but the joy of holding a Blackberry and assuming that the device would now be available at a cheaper price could be tempting for some. At least that is what we would hope for.
User Interface and UI functionality
Blackberry Bold 9700 comes with a 2.44 inch screen that works at a resolution of 480 by 360 pixels along with a pixel density of 246 ppi. The display also gives 65k colors and can be interacted with through the touch sensitive optical trackpad along with a QWERTY keypad.
Blackberry Bold 9700 offers loads of multimedia features like the music player that makes sure that the user can listen to all the popular musical tracks that the entertainment world has to offer in the formats MP3, WMA and AAC+. The video player that is supported by the formats DivX, WMV, XviD and 3gp ensures that all the desired videos can be watched with clarity and comfort. Another drawback with the device which used to be common trait with Blackberry devices is the lack of FM radio which sustains with Blackberry Bold 9700.
Pictures and Video quality
Blackberry Bold 9700 has a 3.15 megapixel camera which is pretty formidable and is backed by the LED flash facility that ensures that the user can click pictures with clarity even when the natural light in the background is not up to the mark. The auto focus feature allows the user to click precise pictures. Image stabilization is also offered by the device. The user can also shoot videos but there is no access to a secondary camera.
Blackberry Bold 9700 is known for its fantastic Internet facilities which the device maintains with this one too. The user can access mails for leisure or business purposes or download data including music files, games, images and videos or log on to the popular social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter. The user can do so with his or her browsing being interrupted by unnecessary hassles. The Wi-Fi facility lets the user access the web from any remote location with ease and comfort.
Internal and External Memory
Blackberry Bold 9700 has a 2 GB memory card that comes included in the device that makes sure that the lots of data can be stored in the device. In case the memory is not enough the user can enhance the memory capacity up to 16 GB with the help of microSD card. The user can then keep a large collection of data including music files, games, image and videos without worrying about the memory space running out. The RAM is not too impressive with just 256 MB.
Applications and Gaming
Blackberry Bold 9700 is not the most popular device when it comes to gaming but still the device offers some allowing the user to entertain himself or herself. The user can further download more from the web as and when required.
Blackberry Bold 9700 comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1500 mAh that lets the user work with the device for a substantial amount of time without being interrupted. The user then gets a talk time of up to 6 hours along with a standby time of up to 408 hours.
Blackberry Bold 9700 offers lots of data connectivity features like the bluetooth facility that lets the user connect the device with other devices and exchange data with it where the data exchanged may include music files, games, image and videos. The user can also use the USB port and exchange data with the computer or laptops. The only problem is that these features are not the current versions making the exchange process that much slower. Wi-Fi gives the user access to wireless web where the GPRS facility allows the user to navigate to the desired location without getting lost. There is also the EDGE facility.
Blackberry Bold 9700 when compared to Blackberry Bold 9000 has a better camera with the former offering 3.15 megapixel as compared to the latter's 2 megapixel. The battery life offered by Blackberry Bold 9700 is also better than Blackberry Bold 9000 with the Blackberry Bold 9700 giving the users 6 hous as compared to the Blackberry Bold 9000's 4.5 hours.
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Blackberry Bold 9700 was released two years ago and the company has since then launched lots of devices with a superior or rather a more updated version of their Blackberry operating system. So what's the incentive for anyone to buy the device. A Blackberry available with a cheaper price is always invited, so it's up to the user.
Blackberry Bold 9700 is a part of BlackBerry Bold series that takes the design of its earlier siblings. The main aim to introduce this smartphone was to integrate the business e-mails, where you can merge up to 10 e-mail accounts into one easy to access place along with your calendar, contacts and other important data, so that you can conduct business almost anywhere and everywhere in India. You can do multi tasking with this Bold 9700 without closing the applications that are running at the back. You can easily switch between the open applications back and forth without dedicating much of your time. The connectivity speed provided by this smartphone is very fast that downloads web pages at lightening fast speed. Not only the data connectivity but also the Wi-Fi connection provided by this droid is very wonderful and fast. This device will also enhance your multimedia experience as the audio and video players support multiple formats for playback and recording that increases the usability of BlackBerry Bold 9700. It is also integrated with GPS that helps you out in finding your destination by guiding you the right path. This smartphone is designed so well tat you can easily hold it with your hand only and can also operate it single handedly.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes with an ergonomical design that holds a size of 109mm x 60mm x 14mm and carries a weight of 122 grams only that is easy to handle with your one hand only. It comes with a 2.44 inches wide TFT non touch display that provides a resolution of 480 x 360 pixels and has a touch sensitive optical trackpad that does most of your work within seconds. The screen looks clear and vibrant with a pixel density of 246 pixels per inch and a color depth of 65 thousand colors. It has an internal storage capacity of 256MB with 256MB space for RAM and you can also increase the external memory up to 16GB using a microSD card in the memory card slot. Connectivity options like EDGE, GPRS, 3G with HSPA+ speed, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB port are available at your end to keep you connected with the rest of the world. The primary 3.2 megapixels auto focus camera with LED flash support captures images with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and can also record videos with clarity. It is running on BlackBerry OS version 5.0 and is upgradeable to BlackBerry OS version 6.0.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes with a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery that provides a talk time of up to 6 hours and a standby time of up to 408 hours.
Price of Blackberry Bold 9700 in the above table are in Indian Rupees.
The latest price of Blackberry Bold 9700 was obtained on Aug 11, 2014.
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