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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 900 reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The portability and usability also get good comments. There are some critical views about the social networking functionality. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 771 user reviews of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and design are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, and some have doubts about the connectivity and social networking functionality.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hayward (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 review

 

Questionably bold in 2011, and no better with time

Nice physical keyboard ; Slim, premium build ; Very clear display

Screen size limits function ; Sluggish UI at times ; App World is terrible ; Limited to 3G service ; Little available space

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Sprint)

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 on Sprint is as classy-looking as ever, but RIM needs a new operating system and much better apps in order to stay competitive.

Sleek design. Sharp screen. Sublime QWERTY keyboard. Unlocked SIM card slot for overseas travel.

No 4G. No mobile hotspot mode. Few compelling apps available.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The Bold 9930 is a great music player, but just a so-so video player and camera. First, the music part: there's a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack, 8GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot that accepts 32GB...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

 

BlackBerry 9330 pairs one of the best smartphone keyboards ever with a responsive touchscreen, but it's not enough to beat Android or iOS.

The problem with the $249 BlackBerry Bold 9930 is that it's ultimate messaging phone that's priced like a high-end superphone. We love the sturdy and slim design, fantastically comfortable keyboard, solid voice reception, and long battery life. The...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

 

Despite its classy design and fast CPU, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon is essentially a middling attempt to keep RIM afloat ahead of its long-delayed QNX software platform.

Thin, sleek design. Sublime QWERTY keyboard. Very sharp screen. Faster CPU makes a real difference. Excellent battery life.

Expensive. No 4G. Balky app store lacks compelling programs. Archaic BlackBerry OS is largely unchanged, even in version 7 guise, and is slated for extinction anyway. MicroSD card is buried behind the battery.

I wish I could say the same about BlackBerry App World, which is Research In Motion's single biggest problem right now. It's slow to load, difficult to browse, and full of mediocre apps that are generally clunky and not as powerful as their iOS and...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless) review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the best BlackBerry Bold we've ever seen, full stop. Indeed, it's clear to us why RIM sees the Bold 9900 series as the flagship brand of its latest line of OS 7 handsets. Sure, the Torch 9810 has that slide-out keyboard and...

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 has a wider and thinner design and is exceedingly well-made. It boasts stunning graphics, a new touch-screen display, an amazing physical QWERTY keyboard, a faster 1.2GHz processor, and the new BlackBerry OS 7 that brings...

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 doesn't have the best call quality, and we think its price is too steep. The OS 7 user interface is not that different from OS 6.

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the best QWERTY BlackBerry to date, but should be priced lower.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9930. You've got to hand it to RIM — the company may be spinning its wheels, but it's certainly not sitting still. While we've been hearing rumors and seeing leaked photos for some time, Research In...

Gorgeous industrial design ; Best-in-class physical keyboard ; Speed and graphics performance greatly improved

BlackBerry OS is dated and clunky ; Software selection is abysmal ; Cramped display can be troublesome

This is a die-hards-only phone, one of the last of its breed

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 Review

 

RIM 's on familiar ground with the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930. QWERTY candybars have made the company's reputation, and while the Torch series - whether slider or all-touch - may offer interesting variations on the theme, the Bold is where the Canadians...

As with the Torch 9810, there’s a sense that the Bold 9930 is RIM’s answer to criticism of previous Bold devices. Users wanted a spacious keyboard in the style of the original 9000, as well as a more premium-feeling chassis, and that’s just what...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 review

 

It's been something of a long time coming, this emboldened Bold. We got our first glimpse of the thing in February, spent some quality time with it back

Solid design ; Snappy performance ; Battery life

Small display ; BlackBerry 7 already feels dated ; No LTE

The best embodiment of what BlackBerry is today, but it's just not up to snuff with the rivals of today.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9930 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The backlit QWERTY keyboard is just fabulous. The keys still aren't separated like on a Curve. But they're even larger than before, and their well-tuned feel and response makes messaging about as close to a pleasure as it can be on a phone.

Thin, sleek design. Sublime QWERTY keyboard. Very sharp screen. Faster CPU makes a real difference. Excellent battery life

Expensive. No 4G. Balky app store lacks compelling programs. Archaic BlackBerry OS is largely unchanged, even in version 7 guise, and is slated for extinction anyway. MicroSD card is buried behind the battery

Despite its classy design and fast CPU, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon is essentially a middling attempt to keep RIM afloat ahead of its long-delayed QNX software platform.

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is still a great choice for business users.

Sep, 2011
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