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BlackBerry Bold 9790

Posted
Nov 15, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Lots of RAM (768 MB RAM)
  • NFC

Cons

  • Low-resolution video capture
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is running BlackBerry OS 7 and sports a 2.45-inch touchscreen display, 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera,Wi-Fi, GPS, 8GB internal memory and NFC chip.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (7)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.33 x 2.36 x 0.45 inches (110 x 60 x 11.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.77 oz (107 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)
  • Side Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Other
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 360 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.

    • 245 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:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA)

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.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, Marvel Tavor MG1
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • 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.

    • 768 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.20 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.0 days (432 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.30 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 17.0 days (408 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 33.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 6.30 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1230 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, MP4, AMR, 3GP, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, AVI, 3GP
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • 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, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Blackberry Connect
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n, a
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • 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 Nov 2011
      • FCC ID value:

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

        L6AREC70UW link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.35 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.81 W/kg
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This device is also known as BlackBerry Onyx III, BlackBerry Bellagio


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

BlackBerry Bold 9790


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz

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