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BlackBerry Bold 9000 vs BlackBerry Storm 9500

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Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 24 Sep 2008
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (5.0.x, 4.6.x)BlackBerry (4.7.x) 
Dimensions4.49 x 2.60 x 0.59 inches (114 x 66 x 15 mm)4.43 x 2.45 x 0.54 inches (112.5 x 62.2 x 13.9 mm) 
Weight4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution480 x 320 pixels360 x 480 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 ppi185 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors65 53665 536 
Touchscreen Yes 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashYesYes 
FeaturesDigital zoomAutofocus 
CamcorderYesYes 
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 ROM128 MB RAM / 192 MB ROM 
Built-in storage1 GB1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1400 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry BrowserHTML Browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/sEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 
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.

GPSGPS 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncComputer sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced12 May 200808 Oct 2008 

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