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BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs BlackBerry Bold 9700

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Posted: 02 May 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 28 May 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerry (7.1, 7)BlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches (115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.56 inches (109 x 60 x 14.1 mm) 
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.8 inches2.4 inches 
Resolution640 x 480 pixels480 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.

286 ppi246 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 
Colors16 777 21665 536 
TouchscreenMulti-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashLEDYes 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, EffectsAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)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.

Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655  
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 RAM256 MB ROM 
Built-in storage8 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time6.30 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
6.00 hours
the average is 12 h (713 min)
 
Stand-by time12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.90 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)12.8 days (307 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity1230 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer  
Internet browsing
Browser BlackBerry Browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s 
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-GPSA-GPS 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.12.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
OtherNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA syncUMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced02 May 201121 Oct 2009 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 700  

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