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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 Review

0. phoneArena posted on 21 May 2010, 01:48

The Tour has been our favorite BlackBerry to date and the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 is a Tour with Wi-Fi, a trackpad and more memory… in other words, a better Tour...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


posted on 21 May 2010, 10:47

2. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

While I have no problems with phones that have the Blackberry look, I'm just not a fan of Blackberry in general. Even though RIM is making a new slider Blackberry, many other manufacturers have made phones with that form factor already. Idk how RIM has so many followers, but it is what it is.

posted on 08 Jul 2010, 21:23

6. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

Yeah they seem like a dying company. While a few years ago they were at the top of their game but now they're producing nothing new or ingenious or simply, cool. I know Blackberry's are mainly meant to be business phones but why not get and Android phone that can do work and play? Well that's exactly what people are thinking and poor RIM is on their way out.

posted on 13 Sep 2010, 10:12

8. jgraves58 (unregistered)

A lot of people just want to handle their business and that's it. Blackberry has many followers because everyone isn't interested in playing on a cellphone.

posted on 23 May 2010, 18:09

3. Deathcommand (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 May 2010)

Just a quick question to the editor. did you take into account the 512 memory and the trackpad as something new? Also. The phone is now goingto go through with a new 6.0 update soon. Why are you leaving that information out of this?

posted on 23 May 2010, 19:42

4. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)

We did take this into account, but in the end the device is mostly the same as any other BlackBerry that has come out over the past few years and is nearly identical to the Tour it replaces. In a lot of ways its like a model refresh of a car, sure they made it better and addressed some issues, but at the end of the day its still the same car. In regards to OS 6.0 we haven't seen anything official that says this will be getting an upgrade (though it most likely will,) could you point us in the right direction if RIM has indeed stated it will be receiving it?

posted on 04 Aug 2010, 11:27

7. KRAM (unregistered)

Rim indeed stated that it will be recieving it!!! Heres the link:http://www.phonedog.com/2010/08/03/blackberry-6-os-unveiled-coming-to-some-older-devices/

posted on 16 Jun 2010, 03:28

5. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

Why do people still buy Blackberries if the call quality sucks? I know it has email and international capabilities but if the call quality isn't good then it really won't cater to those who want a 'phone' that has features. If the features is all you use then more power to you.

posted on 15 Dec 2010, 15:47

9. Hamman (unregistered)

I just returned my Bold after two weeks of use. The call quality was a major reason as it is my primary phone. People reported it simply did not sound nearly as good as my 8830 World Edition that I have now gone back to. Also, the review touts the keyboard. I couldn't use it without mistyping frequently. Maybe my figures are too small but BB made the Bold keyboard just small enough to make it unworkable for me. The visual voice mail that Verizon is now offering is TERRIFIC and a reason I almost kept the phone and put up with the downsides... but not quite. The browser is slow and frustrating in its interface. The trackpad is wonderful and very easy to work. The Password Keeper is a very handy tool BUT the inability to download the file to back it up on a computer is a major limitation. The ergonomic design does handle well but the slanted top of the phone makes muting and unmuting during a call difficult to do with one hand, a major drawback for me as I like to mute during conference calls when in the city. The battery performance was a little disappointing, but I am a demanding user. The robustness of the operating system was great... I had no problems even while using multiple programs and aps. The screen resolution was excellent but sometimes it was hard to get the information large enough. The ability to open a wide range of file attachments was tremendous and they even give you a way to edit them. The text messages arrangement organized by sender and threads is a BIG improvement. Overall, an impressive phone provided the keyboard and audio quality work for you.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 01:34

10. salla (unregistered)

Blackberries are for serious business, entrepenuer leader types!!.

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