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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

BlackBerry Bold 9900

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
Introduction:


It’s time to take a look at T-Mobile’s new BlackBerry smartphone – the Bold 9900. Obviously, it’s the GSM cousin to the CDMA flavored Bold 9930 , but what separates it is the hefty $299.99 on-contract it’s flaunting and the support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. Will this be the standout BlackBerry to own?


Design:

Without question, the Bold 9900 is by far one of the better looking and built BlackBerry smartphones of late. Of course, the iterative design improvements we see are dramatic since it’s sleek, attractive, and constructed out of fine materials.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 is by far one of the better looking and built BlackBerry smartphones of late - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 is by far one of the better looking and built BlackBerry smartphones of late - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 is by far one of the better looking and built BlackBerry smartphones of late - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 is by far one of the better looking and built BlackBerry smartphones of late


RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

You can compare the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Sporting a 2.8 VGA (640x480) display, it’s undoubtedly refreshing to see the handset graced with a touchscreen for easier navigation. Taking into consideration its size and resolution, it’s no slouch in the detail department as well since it’s a pixel density pusher at 287 ppi. Brilliant on so many levels, it’s easily one of its main attractions!

The display is easily one of the main attractions - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
The display is easily one of the main attractions - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
The display is easily one of the main attractions - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
The display is easily one of the main attractions - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
The display is easily one of the main attractions - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
The display is easily one of the main attractions - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

The display is easily one of the main attractions



Not to be outdone, it flaunts that iconic BlackBerry Bold keyboard and is easily by far one of the finest we’ve used. Speed typers will take pleasure in it the most since the layout is spacious, buttons are sufficiently sized, and the responsiveness of its keys are unbelievably amazing.

The keyboard experience is amazing - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
The keyboard experience is amazing - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
The keyboard experience is amazing - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

The keyboard experience is amazing



As for the rest, we’re presented with the usual assortment of ports and buttons. Flipping things around, we find its 5-megapixel with LED flash surrounding its distinguishable Bold branding. And of course, the glass-like battery cover, which protects the handset’s 1,230 mAh battery, SIM card slot, and microSD card, actually incorporates an NFC chip inside of it.

microUSB port and 3.5mm headphones connector - The sides of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
Top - The sides of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
Volume keys and camera shutter - The sides of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

microUSB port and 3.5mm headphones connector

Top

Volume keys and camera shutter

The sides of RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900

The back - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
5MP camera with flash - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review
Under the battery cover - RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 Review

The back

5MP camera with flash

Under the battery cover



RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 360-degrees View:


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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display2.8 inches, 640 x 480 pixels (286 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1200 MHz, QC 8655 processor
0.75 GB RAM
Size4.53 x 2.60 x 0.41 inches
(115 x 66 x 10.5 mm)
4.59 oz  (130 g)
Battery1230 mAh, 6.3 hours talk time

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