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BlackBerry Bold 9000 Sim Free Smartphone
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- Full QWERTY Keyboard
- BlackBerry MapsTM
- 3G HSDPA Technology
- 128 Mbytes Flash Memory plus MicroSDTM Support up to 8 Gbytes
- 65k Colour Screen (480 x 320 Pixels)
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|Display Size||2.6 inches||2.8 inches||2.4 inches||2.44 inches||2.36 inches||3.1 inches|
|Item Dimensions||1.5 x 6.6 x 11.4 cm||1.04 x 11.51 x 6.6 cm||1.14 x 11 x 6 cm||1.27 x 6 x 10.9 cm||1 x 5.8 x 11.4 cm||1 x 6.7 x 12 cm|
|Item Weight||136 grams||132 grams||107 grams||103 grams||128 grams||139 grams|
|Memory Storage Capacity||8 GB||8 GB||768 MB||0.51 GB||250 MB||16 GB|
|Special Feature||keyboard; touchscreen||keyboard; e-mail; radio; touchscreen; GPS; face_detection||Technology: ▲GSM / HSPA 2G: bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G: bands HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100 - Optical trackpad Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Platform: OS: BlackBerry OS 7.0 CPU: Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz Internal built in memory: 8 GB, 768 MB RAM WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Bluetooth: v2.1, A2DP, EDR GPS: Yes, with A-GPS - MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player - DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player - Organizer - Document viewer/editor - Voice memo/dial - Predictive text input; BlackBerry, earlier called Research in Motion, is a Canadian smartphone-maker that made a name selling QWERTY devices, but is struggling to stay relevant in a world dominated by iOS and Android. After years of backing its own BB OS, the company has decided to make an Android smartphone in a bid to grab a small chunk of the smartphone pie it used to dominate.; The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is powered by 1GHz Marvel Tavor MG1 processor and it comes with 768MB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear.; The BlackBerry Bold 9790 runs BlackBerry OS 7 and is powered by a 1230mAh removable battery. It measures 110.00 x 60.00 x 11.40 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 107.00 grams.; The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Regular SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC.||keyboard; e-mail||camera; e-mail; flash; front_camera; GPS; internet; keyboard; mp3_ringtones; radio; usb; wap; wifi||camera; dual_core_processor; e-mail; face_detection; flash; front_camera; GPS; keyboard; mp3_ringtones; OLED_display; radio; stereo_jack_connector; touchscreen; usb; wifi|
|Wireless Communication Technology||HSDPA; 3G||3G||—||3G; UMTS; Edge; Bluetooth||3G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||3G; 4G; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; Bluetooth; WiFi|
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2G standards: EDGE, GPRS
Auto focus: Yes
Battery technology: Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Bluetooth version: 2.0+EDR
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Colour of product: Black
Depth: 1.5 cm
Digital zoom: 3x
Display number of colours: 65536 colours
Display resolution: 480 x 320 pixels
Display type: TFT
FM radio: No
Form factor: Bar
GPS (satellite): Yes
Headphone connectivity: 3.5 mm
Height: 11.4 cm
Keyboard layout: QWERTY
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Music player: Yes
Operating system installed: BlackBerry OS
Personal info management (PIM): Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Processor frequency: 1.8 GHz
Standby time (2G): 324 h
Talk time (2G): 4.5 h
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Weight: 136 g
Width: 6.6 cm
Power the passions you pursue with a smartphone that expresses your style and simplifies your life.
The BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000 smartphone embodies elegant design — without sacrificing the features or functionality you expect from a premium smartphone.
With email, phone, Instant Messenger and the Internet, you‘re always connected. An integrated organiser will help you stay on top of your game whilst camera and video recording capabilities mean you can capture and share the moment in just a few clicks. And that's just the beginning.
Take advantage of the speeds available on the HSDPA network and the BlackBerry Bold smartphone's 624-MHz processor. Multitask and prioritise with access to your voice and data services at the same time.
The BlackBerry Bold smartphone delivers a wealth of entertainment. Enjoy premier image and video viewing, build playlists of your favourite songs and organise your media files. You can even use BlackBerry® Media Sync to sync your desktop iTunes® or Windows Media Player music files with your smartphone.
With built-in GPS, and BlackBerry® Maps, you get turn-by-turn directions, so you can pinpoint where you are now and where you need to be.
Lower your cellular costs and get service in areas where cellular network coverage may be limited or unavailable, with BlackBerry® data services over Wi-Fi® networks.
With WordToGo and SlideshowToGo, you can work on Microsoft® Word and Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides while you’re on the go. Copy and paste, adjust font formatting and more. The stunning LCD display makes working on the go an invaluable option.
The built-in mobile streaming capabilities on the BlackBerry Bold smartphone are designed so that you can watch online videos or listen to streamed music broadcasts.8 Access information and fun without using up the memory on your BlackBerry smartphone.
The BlackBerry Bold smartphone's screen catches the eye and is designed to deliver vivid colour and clarity that exceed expectations. From the moment you turn your smartphone on, you'll be impressed with its superior quality.
With the BlackBerry Bold smartphone’s long-lasting, removable battery, you’ve got the power to get things done, whether you’re travelling, working away from the office or just on the go.See all Product description
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It is sad that Blackberry is dying. They made the mistake of downgrading in quality but look now.
This 9000 was really a CEO's phone. Soon all phones will look the same.
So I'll just write about things which I have noticed and am concerned about in the hope that I am being helpful.
I chose the Bold 9000 because it has a wider screen than the other models which were available at the time [Sept 2009] - but I wish I had chosen a model which wasn't so wide. Why? Purely because I am used to texting with one thumb and because the screen is wide, so is the qwerty keyboard, so I can't quite reach across the whole keyboard with one hand. My hands are small, so I should have thought of that, but I didn't. I just thought that a wider screen would be best for viewing You Tube clips - which it is, but now I have to use both hands to type, which is ok, but I would rather be able to type with one. So the large screen which I thought was a plus factor has turned out to be what I don't like about it. But maybe that's just me?
The calendar thingy annoys me. I am used to Nokia phones and their reminder facility which allowed me to set a reminder to notify me on a certain date at a certain time. That system was flexible. The Blackberry system is not. Click on the calendar icon, choose the day you want to set a reminder for and you get a list of times [in hourly intervals] from 2am to 8pm.
The reminder alarm notifies you fifteen minutes before the hour you have chosen. Which is fair enough, but what if you want to remind yourself to do something between 8pm and 2am?????? I appreciate that the Blackberry is designed for business people and the reminder is really to notify them of the timing of a business meeting or appointment, but what about the rest of us? I would like to set reminders to myself for whatever time of day or night I choose. My forgetfulness does not stop between the hours of 8pm and 2am!
I have knocked a star off the rating because of this. Every other mobile phone I have owned has allowed me to set a reminder at any hour I chose. It never occurred to me that a Blackberry would not have a function I assumed was a basic one on every phone.
Having access to emails is very useful. Especially because if an email has an attachment, you can read the attachment [if you trust the sender, of course.] And setting up the Blackberry to receive emails is easy. But, bear in mind that if you set up hotmail or live.com email addresses on it you will have to re-validate each of them every 90 days if you want the Blackberry to continue receiving emails sent to those addresses.
No one told me that. The instruction booklet makes no mention of it either. So when I received emails from Blackberry asking me to re validate passwords, I was concerned about security. I did not know whether they were genuine or not. So I waited until I got home and did a bit of reading on the internet. I discovered that the messages were genuine and having to re-validate passwords on these accounts is normal.
I have struggled with assigning the ringtone of my choice to the number of my choice. The instruction booklet isn't really very helpful. In fact it is very sketchy. I would have liked a lot more information. The manufacturers assume we all know a lot about these things to start with. But some of us don't. So I have knocked a star off the rating to reflect the sketchiness of the instruction booklet.
When a voicemail has been left by someone, the voicemail rings you several times if you don't answer immediately. I would like to assign a ringtone to the voicemail - but have been unable to do it. I would also like to use music which is stored in my music folder on the blackberry rather than the ones which come with the phone, but, again I have struggled to do this. The instructions could be MUCH better.
The camera isn't too good but I have a digital camera so I don't expect the camera on my phone to be as good as that.
Other than that, it's a nice piece of kit.
Way too pricey though. But aren't they all?
EDIT 15th Nov 2010 -
I have worked out how to assign a ringtone to voice mail. I added the voicemail number [121 for vodafone] to my list of contacts and assigned it a ring tone of its own.
And thanks to one of the comments left on here, there are now instructions on how to amend the times on the reminder calendar to suit your own preference.
Also, my blackberry bold 9000 phone was under a two year plan, and after having it for about 13 months, the volume of the ringer went really quiet. I couldn't hear calls or texts even when on 'loud.'
I contacted vodafone and they said this was a known issue with this model and they sent a new one by courier and took the old phone back. No questions asked.
The new phone looked the same but things were different on it! And no one told me. Grrrr.
For instance, I used to lock the screen by pressing in the button on the left hand side. Now when I press that button I get a voice dialling facility speaking to me and bleeping! Aaaaargh. I hate it.
I discovered a wonderful source of info called "Crackberry" Forums and found out that now in order to lock the screen, I must press and hold down for three seconds the '*' button.
These forums seem to have pretty much any solution to any Blackberry related problem.
We are using it with a 3 (UK) PAYG SIM, and use as a phone (calls and texts) has been completely straightforward. However, much of the internet-related software (email, web browsing, etc) is tailored for use with a Blackberry phone contract, and it has sometimes been difficult to find out how to use the phone without such a contract. What we have found is that the built-in browser works well over WiFi (and in the absence of a phone signal this can be used for Gmail), while the Opera browser, the Gmail app and Google Maps (all of which can easily be downloaded from the internet) work fine through our PAYG SIM. (Incidentally, the 150MB "free" mobile data allowance which 3 provide for each top-up, expiring after 90 days, has so far proved to be easily sufficient for our purposes.)
Surprisingly, given Blackberry's reputation for quality, there have been one or two niggles with the built-in software. Most notably, text entry in the Blackberry Browser is fiddly because word-wrap does not work so each paragraph appears as one long line scrolling off the edge of the screen.
Nice and big and very easy too use.
Clear screen and perfect for keeping in touch.
Very sturdy and still stylish.
Clear sound and screen.
Such a fun item.
Works on the three network very handy.
Good value for money.
Would highly recommend.
5 stars for the phone - zero stars for the camera
I PURCHASED THIS BLACKBERRY IN JUNE, EVERYTHING WAS FINE AT FIRST,
BUT THEN THE BATTERY WOULD NOT CHARGE, SO I PURCHASED A NEW BATTERY.
NEXT THE SCROLLER BALL STOPPED WORKING. AND NOW THE PHONE DOESNT WORK
AT ALL, I CANT EVEN TURN IT ON.
SO I WONT BE BUYING FROM THIS PLACE AGAIN.
Having gone to all the trouble of personalising the handset I then had to clear it & return it.
I will say that the seller was very apologetic & refunded my money very promptly.
But this should not have happened.I purchased a new item in good faith which came boxed etc. The hassle was not worth it.
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