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BlackBerry 7290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of BlackBerry 7290. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and design are overall positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and sound get less positive comments. Comments are divided on the screen.

usability, portability, price, design, battery

performance, sound, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 7290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of BlackBerry 7290 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of BlackBerry 7290 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability. The usability is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the price. Many are critical about the performance.

usability, portability


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Overington (

RIM BlackBerry 7290


The BlackBerry phenomenon has the ability to change work habits permanently. The system allows users to collect email anywhere there's network coverag...

Bluetooth functionality, great keyboard

A little hard to read the screen in full sunlight, some may find the shape unappealing

If you're looking for mobile email access, the BlackBerry 7290 is a great solution. It's bulky for a phone, but the keyboard is ideal for entering screeds of text.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: William O'Neal (

BlackBerry 7290 (T-Mobile) review: BlackBerry 7290 (T-Mobile)


T-Mobile RIM BlackBerry 7290 The real beauty of Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry devices is their simplicity, and in that regard, the 7290 for T-Mobile hits the nail on the head. Nowhere as flashy as many of the Windows Mobile devices we've...

The RIM BlackBerry 7290 for T-Mobile boasts a color display, Bluetooth, an easy-to-use interface, and extensive e-mail support. The world phone is also compact.

We didn't like the dim screen or the lack of a speakerphone and expandable memory on the BlackBerry 7290.

Sleek and simple, the RIM BlackBerry 7290 for T-Mobile is a great option for on-the-go types.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

RIM BlackBerry 7290


A little Bluetooth goes a long way—and simplifies BlackBerry phone calls.

Wireless headsets supported. Excellent battery life. Easy-to-use e-mail.

No voice dialing. Slow when used as a PC modem.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

RIM BlackBerry 7290 review


Business on the go professionals - this device is for you. With average data coverage and clear calls anyone can find a good use for the 7290. We can finally thank the folks at RIM for allowing the use of Bluetooth headsets, and groan a little for...

Quality and stronger physical design than competitors ; Bluetooth finally available on a BlackBerry ; BlackBerry Enterprise Server immediately syncs with office PCs ; Push” email service – compose and send emails in seconds ; Stable and responsive...

Display resolution is nothing to be proud of ; Does not support polyphonic ring tones (no mp3s folks) ; Without a built-in speakerphone the 7290 lacks the complete package ; Web Browsing capabilities not as enhanced as some competitors

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: By Steve Rosenbush (

BlackBerry 7290


The granddaddy of mobile e-mail devices still performs its founding function with ease, but in other respects, it's showing its age

Apr, 2005

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RIM BlackBerry 7290 Review


The RIM BlackBerry 7290 comes with e-mail, phone, browser, SMS, browser and organizer applications in a single, integrated handheld.

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BlackBerry 7290 - PDA Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Add Bluetooth and an extra radio band to an established line up of solid corporate messaging device and you have the Blackberry 7290 from Research in Motion. For those who missed the Blackberry mobile revolution, the Blackberry is the quintessential...

Consumer review by: m3arounadtree (

Good for what it is.


Not a fun phone anymore and defintely dated, but I did enjoy using. I miss the old Blackberry side-scroll wheel. Very similar to ease of texting as 8700 series.

Easy To Use


Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: ngockhanh92 (

This is a super fine product of RIM


As a very well-known cellphone producer, Reseach in Montion always make people admire their production. Its smartphones called Blackberry are making a huge number of fan all over the wolrd. Blackberry 7290 is one of the most successful Blackberry...

Great Design, Nice Screen, Stylish

Lacks features

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Nikki.W (

this product was a great handheld for a great price


i bought this phone because i wanted a full keyboard and it was a good price. i would defently buy another one if i ever needed a new phone

Easy To Use, Great Design, Full Keyboard


Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: No


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:Unknown
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
Operator:Not Applicable / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown
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