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RIM BlackBerry 7290 review

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Business on the go professionals – this device is for you. With average data coverage and clear calls anyone can find a good use for the 7290. We can finally thank the folks at RIM for allowing the use of Bluetooth headsets, and groan a little for pulling the built-in speakerphone functionality from the drawing board. Those looking into this for enhanced messaging capabilities only – you may have a little too much in your hands (Nokia 6822 may be for you.) For those looking for an exciting multimedia experience with a camera and speakerphone this device may not be for you; check out the Treo 650 with more customizable applications from third party developers. But if you want a robust and business oriented phone that feels as if you are sending and receiving emails directly from your own desktop, this unit is for you.


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Pros

  • Quality and stronger physical design than competitors
  • Bluetooth finally available on a BlackBerry
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server immediately syncs with office PCs
  • “Push” email service – compose and send emails in seconds
  • Stable and responsive processor    

Cons

  • Display resolution is nothing to be proud of
  • Does not support polyphonic ring tones (no mp3s folks)
  • Without a built-in speakerphone the 7290 lacks the complete package
  • Web Browsing capabilities not as enhanced as some competitors
PhoneArena rating:
7.7
User rating:
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Display240 x 160 pixels TFT
Size4.50 x 2.90 x 0.90 inches
(113 x 75 x 22 mm)
4.90 oz  (139 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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