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BlackBerry Bold Review

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BlackBerry Bold Review

The Bold is a great looking device with good functionality, but is it a good performer as well? We believe it is – nobody has complained about the sound quality when we talked on it and we are happy to see that the speakerphone is excellent. The incoming sound quality is great as well and most of the time loud enough, so you´d rarely put it at the maximum setting.

BlackBerry rates the battery at 5 hours talk time and 13 days standby. In real life, we got an average of two to three days between consecutive charge-ups which wasn’t really bad at all for a smart phone, yet it could have been better.


In a nutshell, we do like the Bold. If you are looking for a BlackBerry phone, this one is probably the best you can get, with great business and good multimedia features. However, unless you typically wear suits and not pajamas, you should take a look at the more affordable Curve series or the Storm with its huge touch screen. If you like the latter, keep in mind it may turn out not to be your cup of tea if you´re into heavy typing.


  • Excellent keyboard (for its size and form factor)
  • Looks great
  • Has good multimedia features


  • The screen is rather small for a phone hitting the market in 2009
  • The camera could have been better
  • The software hasn’t changed all that much and is still not user friendly
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Display2.6 inches, 480 x 320 pixels (222 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
624 MHz
Size4.49 x 2.60 x 0.59 inches
(114 x 66 x 15 mm)
4.80 oz  (136 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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