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BlackBerry Bold 9000

Announced
May 12, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 5, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

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Cons

  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The successor of the 8800, the 9000 evolves the design, but is a real revolution software-wise. It runs on similar, yet much different software with animations. It features GPS, Wi-Fi, 2MP camera, 1GB internal memory and microSD slot for memory.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (5.0.x, 4.6.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.49 x 2.60 x 0.59 inches (114 x 66 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.80 oz (136 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Other; Right: Volume control, Other

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 222 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 624 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 13.0 days (312 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • H.263, H.264, DivX 4, DivX 5, XviD, WMV

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0, CLDC 1.1

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), SIM Access (SAP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 09 Jul 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        L6ARBT70UW link

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 May 2008
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