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BlackBerry Bold 9700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2994 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9700. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The performance and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reception and reliability.

usability, design, performance, size, portability

battery, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. The performance and design get critical opinions.

price, usability, sound, design, performance

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9700 Sim Free Smartphone - BlackBlackBerry Bold 9700 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1303 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and performance are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the GPS navigation and camera. Some have doubts about the connectivity and size.

usability, price, portability, performance, design

reliability, screen, size, connectivity

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 9700 Bold Unlocked Quad-Band 3G Smartphone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth--International Version with Warranty (Black)Blackberry 9700 Bold Unlocked Quad-Band 3G Smartphone with 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth--International Version with Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 - Pocket-lint

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the best BlackBerry yet: a very comfortable device to use, delivering its core functions with aplomb

Hardware, keyboard, screen, email

OS lacking integration of existing online or social networking services

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 feels like the last step in an evolution of devices, bringing together the form factor from the Curve 8900 with the tech specs of the original Bold. It brings with it the two key elements that BlackBerry users love: an...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

 

Can the new Bold better the excellent original?

Speedy interface ; Smooth controls ; Stylish chassis

Slow internet browser ; Dating OS ; Slightly cramped keyboard

A great phone that once again leads the BlackBerry pack. Almost certain to be a bigger hit than the first Bold, and that's saying something

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Duncan Geere (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

Overall, in our short time with the device, the Bold 9700 seems like a solid improvement on the old Bold. It doesn't do anything terribly revolutionary

Great keyboard, excellent screen

Nothing in the user interface has really changed

Overall, in our short time with the device, the Bold 9700 seems like a solid improvement on the old Bold. It doesn't do anything terribly revolutionary - focusing on the communications experience above everything else - but it's a solid smartphone...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

 

A smart, well-made phone with top business credentials, the Bold 9700 can be a pain to set up correctly, and doesn't offer a large screen or a wide variety of apps

Jul, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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

BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has a glamorous black interface highlighting its large application icons and smart frets dividing the rows of characters on the keypad.

A slimmer, lighter Bold than the original model, we like the substitution of the trackball for the touchpad and think this BlackBerry line remains the most appealing that RIM offers. Time will tell whether qwerty keypad fans find the BlackBerry Bold...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Blackberry Bold 9700 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold was one of the world's finest messaging smartphones. But is its successor, the fitter, leaner looking 9700, a worthy successor?

A compact, user-friendly messaging smartphone at the top of its game. Just don’t expect multimedia miracles

Dec, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700

 

BlackBerry's new flagship smartphone is definitely one to look out for.

The Blackberry Bold 9700 may not have quite the distinctive style of the Bold 9000 but in every other sense it's a worthy successor. It's well made, feels nice in the hand, has a great screen and keyboard, and the new optical trackpad is at least equal...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The BlackBerry Bold was one of the world's finest messaging smartphones. But is its successor, the fitter, leaner looking 9700, a worthy successor?

A compact, user-friendly messaging smartphone at the top of its game. Just don't expect multimedia miracles

Dec, 2009

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

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

 

RIM has been showing off its brand-new RIM BlackBerry Bold 2 smartphone to select journalists in London this week. We were among the chosen reviewers to be given an in-depth, hands-on briefing with the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

A slimmer, lighter Bold than the original model, we like the substitution of the trackball for the touchpad and think this BlackBerry line remains the most appealing that RIM offers. Time will tell whether qwerty keypad fans find the BlackBerry Bold...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

 

BlackBerry handsets have traditionally been the stomping ground of the business user, but with a sleeker form and some serious thought put into the media functions, the Bold 9700 could be a serious consumer…

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):504
Standby time (3G):408
Talk time (2G):6
Talk time (3G):6

Call management

Call timer: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536 / 480 x 352
Digital Zoom:2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 480 x 352
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Video capture resolution (max):480 x 352
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:6.2
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 360
Display Type:TFT / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor: No
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3 / MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: No
Video formats supported:H.263, MPEG4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, DUN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

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

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:5.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.624

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:5.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:256
Internal storage capacity:0.25

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4 / 1.41
Height :10.9
Weight:122
Width:6