- John Biggs , TechCrunch
The odd flip-up screen is a bit too much for die-hard Blackberry users.
RIM has clearly made a departure from its usual portrait QWERTY with the addition of the BlackBerry Style (9670). A smart, attractive flip, the Style impresses immediately with its quality build materials; just holding it transmits a sense that this phone was built with quality stuff.
On closer examination, the contoured Style offers a customizable external display on the outside, and a full QWERTY keypad on the inside. In fact, once you flip open the Style, you get an immediate sense of “being at home” if you are a long-time BlackBerry user, due in part to the sculpted keys, the familiar and proprietary “send”, “end” keys, along with the dedicated BlackBerry menu button.
The internal screen boasts a 360 x 480 pixel display resolution, with a series of tabbed options running along the bottom. It’s a BlackBerry for sure. Running BlackBerry OS 6.0 with 512MB of built-in RAM and offering expandable memory via miscroSD and microSDHC up to 32GB, this is not your average flip. Not even close.
And yes, BB fans, you get a 3.5mm headphone jack input, an excellent 5MP camera with LED flash and video record, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, even tethering capability.
Make no mistake; this little flip is a BlackBerry true and true. RIM appears to be expanding its inventory to include a sharp, powerful flip. And it’s called the Style.