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BlackBerry Bold 9000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1679 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9000. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The performance and size also get good feedback. The apps and durability get critical views, and there are some mixed views about the reception and reliability.

usability, size, performance, screen, design

battery, camera, durability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the usability and performance are overall positive. The reception and screen are also mentioned favorably.

price, screen, reception, performance, usability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9000 Sim Free SmartphoneBlackBerry Bold 9000 Sim Free Smartphone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 698 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability and battery. There are mixed comments on the sound and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, design

battery, durability

52% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9000 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS Navigation, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)BlackBerry Bold 9000 Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS Navigation, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9000 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. There are some critical views about the usability.

usability

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

This summary is based on the products: RIM Blackberry Bold 9000 UnlockedRIM Blackberry Bold 9000 Unlocked

Dec, 2016

Recommended!

Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9000

 

Can the latest BlackBerry fight off the every increasing and improving competition?

Any current BlackBerry users who have been waiting to upgrade to the Bold should definitely take the plunge, this is an excellent handset that does everything it should, and does it all very well. Competition is more fierce this time around though,...

Oct, 2008

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Bold 9000 review

 

The eagerly awaited BlackBerry Bold 9000 continues RIM's legacy for qwerty smartphones - and may be its best yet.

As you may have guessed, we were impressed with this gorgeous smartphone. Often, when a device has been promised for some time, the hype leads to expectations that can't be met. Not so the BlackBerry Bold: in common with its rival, the iPhone 3G, it's...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9000 Review

 

Sticking to what it does best, the BlackBerry Bold 9000 is designed for email on the go and comes packed with features. While many smart phone fans are running to the touchscreen hills, the Bold offers…

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (knowyourcell.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9000 review (AT&T)

 

Know Your Cell reviews the BlackBerry Bold 9000 on AT&T - RIM's first response to the Apple iPhone

Great keyboard ; 3G/HSDPA support with good battery life ; High-quality display ; 2 megapixel camera with flash and video support ; Full-page web browsing

Handset software is buggy ; Needs to be mated to a BlackBerry Enterprise or Prosumer Server ; Limited third-party application support ; Build-quality problems

A long-overdue success for RIM, the BlackBerry Bold fixes most of the failings of past devices, such as poor keyboards and an abysmal browser. With 3G support and more, it's a fantastic handset

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (pdareviews.org.uk)

Blackberry Bold 9000 Smartphone Review

 

The Blackberry Bold 9000 was one of the most awaited and anticipated handset to date. And this phone has continued RIM's legacy for the qwerty smartphones. Most of the people still are in the mindset that Blackberry is only for the business people and...

With the introduction of Blackberry Bold 9000, RIM has proved that it is cared about the changing trends of the market and the changing interests of the business men. This is a great phone and we recommend that you will have to try it, even if you are...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Christian Milsom (zath.co.uk)

Blackberry Bold 9000 Review

 

Of the three top smartphones that we have covered so far (Apple iPhone 3G, HTC Touch HD and the Nokia E71) none come from such a prestigious background as the Bold. Although ‘Blackberry' only became mainstream in 2002 they did so in style soon winning...

Blackberry really have produced a worthy addition to the Blackberry name with this phone which combines wonderful ergonomics with a beautiful design and an array of practical features. It's versatility will suit business and home purposes alike and it...

Jan, 2009

SMILEY AWARD

Expert review by: petew (gadgetspeak.com)

Blackberry Bold 9000

 

Like most people I'm very aware of the existence of Research In Motion (RIM) and their BlackBerry products. This is the first time I've used one in anger, and I'm pleased to say it's not all hype!

In this case I've been provided with the Blackberry Bold 9000. This is one of the wider variants that has a small, but full qwerty keyboard and a landscape orientated screen. Total dimensions are 114 x 66mm with a 16mm depth and a weight of 136g. The...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

BlackBerry 9000 Bold Review

 

I have to admit that my opinion has been changed and I'm now more than willing to look outside the HTC world for a phone. If asked would I like one of these to own I would say yes. The experience I had with this handset is one I never thought I would....

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: John (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Blackberry 9000 Bold Review

 

Introduction As Matt mentioned earlier RIM released their new baby, the Blackberry 9000 Bold and this seems to be a popular choice among the Blackberry fans. When I was asked to review this handset I jumped at the opportunity, simply...

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Expert review by: Mark Hattersley & Rosemary Haworth (macworld.co.uk)

BlackBerry Bold 9000 review

 

RIM strikes back at the iPhone 3G with an updated BlackBerry. Is it enough to defend the smartphone market from Apple's relentless march? Probably not, but discover how the BlackBerry 9000 Bold stands up to the iPhone 3G in our in-depth review.

Vibrant and vivid high resolution screen, great keyboard, well designed interface, fast Web browser, effective email and text messaging

Lacks Mac software, scroll ball isn't as good as the iPhone's touch screen interface

You may have got the feeling that we’re impressed with this smartphone, and we are. However, we are equally unimpressed by RIMs failure to develop Mac-specific software. Frankly, it’s lazy to focus on the PC market when Apple is muscling in on your...

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 324
Talk time (2G):4.3 / 4.5 / 5

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Digital Zoom:3
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):480 x 320
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability:3

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:6.6
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 320 / 480 x 360
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.125

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / MIDI, MP3
FM radio: No

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Mini-USB A
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.624 / 1.8

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:1000 / 1024 / 128
Internal RAM:128
Internal storage capacity:1

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 1.5 / 6.6
Height :1.4 / 11.4
Weight:130 / 133 / 136
Width:11.4 / 6.6
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