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Simple Smartphone for all
on 2 January 2012
This, is the little brother of the Bold 9900; it has rather high end specs (for RIM devices)fit into a small, budget priced smartphone.
Even the new OS (BB 7) is included, personally, it runs very well and I've yet to experience any hang ups or intense slowdown.
Email works great, the browser is very speedy (over wifi at least) and can stream YT videos seamlessly. FB works great so does Twitter.
Some great apps too; weather updates, bus/train times, social feeds from multiple sources etc... It's an all in one
Lack of games, but who cares? Go buy a handheld gaming device..... :P
Music player is excellent, with the convenience key there and thankfully; if your headphones pop out of the system, the song your playing also stops- avoid public embarrassment! :P
The biggest con of the device is, of course, the battery. Which is odd because BBs usually have great battery lives. It definitely lasts a day for me and that includes internet use, 3G, Wifi, quick calls and texting...
HOWEVER, after the latest software update, the battery is 20/30% better! This is a sign of more good things to come in future updates!
Oh and of course, this is probably the best BB in terms of design, very light and fits into my hand with comfort. The screen display is colorful and bright- no eye strain whatsoever with continuous use.
The camera is 5MP with flash; a big step up from previous curve models... People may complain about the lack of HD, but for the average customer, this is completely unnecessary, the shots I took looked completely fine for casual use.
Video recorder is 480p and in 30FPS. Fine for me.
Excellent trackpad, as always.
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