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BlackBerry Bold 9700

Oct 21, 2009
Market status
Release date
Nov 3, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


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  • Low pixel density screen (246 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (480 x 360 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • No front-facing camera




BlackBerry Bold 9700 comes as a refreshment of the Bold, featuring 3G support, Wi-Fi with UMA, GPS and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash. In addition, the 9700 has a 3.5mm jack and a microSD slot.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (5.0.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.36 x 0.56 inches (109 x 60 x 14.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.30 oz (122 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Keys:
    • Left: Other; Right: Volume control, Camera shutter


  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 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.

    • 246 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 28.23 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 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.

    • 256 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.0 days (456 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (906 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 24 days (579 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 35.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX 4, DivX 5, XviD, WMV, Flash Video

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 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.

    • A-GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Document viewer, 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


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • 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 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync

Other features

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


  • Officially announced:
    • 21 Oct 2009
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This device is also known as BlackBerry Onyx 9700

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