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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1881 reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the reception. Some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, design, screen

battery, reliability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

performance, usability, portability, design, durability

battery, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Bold 9900 Sim Free Mobile Phone-BlackBlackberry Bold 9900 Sim Free Mobile Phone-Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and performance also get good comments. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and apps. There are some mixed opinions about the reception.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

reliability, battery, size, apps, GPS navigation

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Bold 9900 Unlocked PhoneBlackBerry Bold 9900 Unlocked Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The design is also appreciated.

price, design, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry RDV71UW Bold Touch 9900 OEM Unlocked Smartphone with Blackberry OS 7, 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, 8GB Memory, No Warranty (Black) (DiscontinueBlackberry RDV71UW Bold Touch 9900 OEM Unlocked Smartphone with Blackberry OS 7, 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, 8GB Memory, No Warranty (Black) (Discontinue

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

 

Sporting both a keyboard and a touchscreen the Bold has truly embraced the current trend and with BB OS 7 on board, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a phone designed for the future

Crystal clear screen ; Well-built chassis ; Excellent keyboard

Sub-par battery life ; Average camera

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the jewel in RIM's new range at the moment, as it comes with a premium chassis that feels solid yet manageable in the hand and the latest operating system on a pin-sharp screen. The web browser has been boosted too, and...

Sep, 2011

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

BlackBerry Bold 9900 - Pocket-lint

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a device that will appeal greatly to BlackBerry fans, but outside of keyboard and email, consumers may find they get a lot

Keyboard, email, improved browser, great display

Battery not great, some signs of lag and loss of finger tracking, camera performance behind average, apps selection not as comprehensive as big rivals

The best BlackBerry Bold ever? Perhaps it is. The core features of BlackBerry are still compelling, the keyboard will let you skip over keys rattling out messages, with a rock of the thumb here and a glancing prod there, in ways that only BlackBerry...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

 

Finally some top-end specs. Has BlackBerry ripened with age?

Slimmest BlackBerry ever ; 8GB of built in memory ; Amazing screen clarity ; Proven reliability of email ; NFC capable

OS 7 not much better than OS 6 ; No Flash video ; Camera snaps could be better ; Social networking could be better integrated ; Function buttons are fiddly

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 comes as something of a shock. You see, for years, BlackBerry has, in a sense, been catching up. That's not a dig at its parent company – it's practically royalty in push email and corporate handset circles. But it has been...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

RIM, and its BlackBerry phones, have always been a big hit with the corporate contingent, stringing together countless handsets which appeal to the heavy

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

BlackBerry maker RIM has just launched the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Bold 9930 in Orlando, Florida, at it's BlackBerry World conference

May, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9900

 

The perfect combination of touchscreen and physical keyboard? Read on to find out.

Stylish design, Great screen quality, Superb keyboard

Small screen, Very limited app store

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: K. Ershad (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Blackberry Bold 9900 review

 

Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled a new range of Blackberry devices running the latest operating system OS 7. These devices pack a powerful processor under the frame (unlike traditional Blackberry devices) and come in great designs. The Blackberry Bold...

If I said the Bold 9900 is expensive it would be an understatement. It costs a whopping Rs 30,490. This is where the Blackberry loses points because even the powerful Galaxy SII is now available for Rs 26,990. I mean you can buy this if you are a...

Oct, 2011

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

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

 

Excellent build quality and an updated software make the 9900 an extremely capable smartphone, but at a high price

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

 

A big keyboard, catwalk-slim body and a touchscreen – sounds like BlackBerry's new Bold has it all

Powerful, slim and great to use, the Bold 9900 is outstanding, with touchscreen and QWERTY working together well

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review: In Depth

 

RIM fans throughout the UK have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the BlackBerry Bold 9900. As well as featuring some design tweaks, it's the first smartphone to run Blackberry OS 7, until…

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230 / 130
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:7.4
Standby time (2G):12.8 / 307 / 307.2
Standby time (3G):307 / 307.2
Talk time (2G):6.3
Talk time (3G):5.9

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Charcoal / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:7.11
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:640 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5625 / 0.75 / 768

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MIDI, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP / JPG, PNG, TIF
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, MP4, MPEG2, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MP4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB, VMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900 / 850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900 / 800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HSF, HSP, MAP, PBAP, SSP / HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:3DES
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:BlackBerry OS 7.0
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
T9 text input: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Themes / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8655 / QC 8655

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC / SD
Included memory card size:8
Internal Memory:768 / 8192
Internal RAM:576 / 768
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.05 / 6.6
Height :1.05 / 11.5
Weight:130
Width:11.5 / 6.6