The odd flip-up screen is a bit too much for die-hard Blackberry users.

- John Biggs , TechCrunch 

Reviews summary

5.8/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 10 reviews

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.

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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.


Specs summary

Screen
2.7"

The BlackBerry 9670 Style's screen is 2.7 inches with 360 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 6.0 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1150mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 270 minutes (2G).


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Bell, MTS, Telus

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Reviews summary

5.8/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 10 reviews

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.

Show more

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.

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Reviews (5.8/10 Avg. rating)


Half flip phone, half smartphone but 100% stylish

from Pocket-lint ( )

Overall, the BlackBerry Style is an excellent choice for BlackBerry users looking for a phone with reliable hardware, excellent voice features and basic web computing capabilities. Running on 0S 6, it has similar speed to its touchscreen cousin, the Torch, but in the flip smartphone form factor. It&... More

Overall, the BlackBerry Style is an excellent choice for BlackBerry users looking for a phone with reliable hardware, excellent voice features and basic web computing capabilities. Running on 0S 6, it has similar speed to its touchscreen cousin, the Torch, but in the flip smartphone form factor. It’s the perfect hybrid for someone who wants all the features of a flip phone, which is said to be more conducive for talking, with the capabilities of a smartphone.

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6/10

It is durable and user friendly, and easy to type on

from Mobile Syrup ( )

Overall, the Blackberry Style is a fresh and different expansion of RIM’s already strong Blackberry line of devices. With a larger focus on the business sector, it is nice to see that RIM is still aware of the generic consumer market, and looking to expand to the average messaging and sma... More

Overall, the Blackberry Style is a fresh and different expansion of RIM’s already strong Blackberry line of devices. With a larger focus on the business sector, it is nice to see that RIM is still aware of the generic consumer market, and looking to expand to the average messaging and smartphone user. This device will gain popularity with the middle-aged population looking for a new phone that is durable and user friendly, and easy to type on. The only complaints I have with the Style 9670 are the pricing structure (phone is expensive unless you sign agreement for 3 years), and the lack of support for GSM (CDMA device).

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The Style is a solid messaging device that BlackBerry fans will likely enjoy

from MobileBurn ( )

The BlackBerry Style 9670 is Sprint's first BlackBerry, and the second in the United States (the Torch 9800 on AT&T was the first), to run Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 6 operating system. It also features a unique clamshell form factor that packs in a full QWERTY keyboard. On Sprint,... More

The BlackBerry Style 9670 is Sprint's first BlackBerry, and the second in the United States (the Torch 9800 on AT&T was the first), to run Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 6 operating system. It also features a unique clamshell form factor that packs in a full QWERTY keyboard. On Sprint, it will compete directly with the BlackBerry Bold 9650, although that phone offers the older BlackBerry 5 operating system. The difference between the Torch 9800 and the Style 9670 is that the Torch offered a touchscreen, and so interactions with the new BlackBerry 6 operating system is a bit different on the Style.

Its stiff keyboard turned me off just a little bit, its camera functionality is a bit awkward, and I think it could have a stronger browser, but you can color me a fan overall.

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7/10

It’s definitely aimed at consumers and it doesn’t have much of a place in the enterprise market

from BGR ( )

For the younger crowd already hooked on BBM and RIM’s famous BlackBerry keyboards, the Style is a great option. Add to that Sprint’s solid network and extremely competitive rate plans, and you’re good to go. On the other hand, those who are looking for a modern, streamlined sm... More

For the younger crowd already hooked on BBM and RIM’s famous BlackBerry keyboards, the Style is a great option. Add to that Sprint’s solid network and extremely competitive rate plans, and you’re good to go.

On the other hand, those who are looking for a modern, streamlined smartphone experience should look elsewhere. I’ve said it before; you’ve said it before; everyone has said it before… the BlackBerry experience as we know it peaked long ago. But if you look toward the horizon and squint your eyes at just the right time of day, you can see QNX riding south with guns blazing. Whether or not he’ll make it to town with enough ammo left to save the townspeople remains to be seen.

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The Blackberry Style can be just as good and just as polarizing

from TechCrunch ( )

The Style has its own specific style, not unlike a homestyle TV dinner. Many of us love TV dinners – the brownie, the little lump of mashed potatoes, the Salisbury steak. And many of us don’t. The Blackberry Style can be just as good – and just as polarizing.

The Style has its own specific style, not unlike a homestyle TV dinner. Many of us love TV dinners – the brownie, the little lump of mashed potatoes, the Salisbury steak. And many of us don’t. The Blackberry Style can be just as good – and just as polarizing.

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The BlackBerry Style may be lacking in many areas, but for the less demanding smartphone user it is definitely worth a look

from PhoneArena ( )

After some time with the device, Style really is a good name for the 9670. As is often the case with stylish, things they usually lack in substance, and the BlackBerry Style 9670 is no exception. For those more concerned with a cute, flip phone, the Style is a very good, functional option. For t... More

After some time with the device, Style really is a good name for the 9670. As is often the case with stylish, things they usually lack in substance, and the BlackBerry Style 9670 is no exception. For those more concerned with a cute, flip phone, the Style is a very good, functional option. For the heavy users the constant opening and closing will wear on them, and for the tech savvy BlackBerry OS 6 doesn’t do much to bridge the growing gap between BlackBerry and Android/iOS. Still, there is a definite market for those wanting a phone like this, and while RIM is losing out on the edge of technology, BlackBerry devices are still well put together, easy to use and in general hassle-free. The BlackBerry Style may be lacking in many areas, but for the less demanding smartphone user it is definitely worth a look.

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7.5/10

It does everything the Bold does, but differently

from Phone Scoop ( )

The Style is a solid effort from RIM. It gets all the basics right. Battery life is epic, call quality is good, data speeds are acceptable, and the screens get the job done. BlackBerries still aren't the media monsters that Android and iOS devices are, but that's not what they focus on. Most us... More

The Style is a solid effort from RIM. It gets all the basics right. Battery life is epic, call quality is good, data speeds are acceptable, and the screens get the job done.

BlackBerries still aren't the media monsters that Android and iOS devices are, but that's not what they focus on. Most users will find the tools available to be good enough. The newer media player works well, and the gallery app is really good. Too bad the camera is a bit of a pain to deal with.

On the messaging front, the Style covers all the bases, and covers them well. With support for so many different messaging types, the options to configure communications is nearly endless and can be highly customized.

What really sets the Style apart from other BlackBerries and other smartphones in general is its form factor. Clamshell-style smartphones are a rare breed these days. RIM did a great job developing most of the hardware features, and the phone has a quality feel to it.

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Some flaws, Overall good phone

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The first flaw would be if you can send fast messages/and if you will sent a lot of messages it is harder because you have to flip is open, but some people like the flip idea of the phone. Overall I think this is a very good phone and it is mostly so looks but also for younger kids.

The first flaw would be if you can send fast messages/and if you will sent a lot of messages it is harder because you have to flip is open, but some people like the flip idea of the phone. Overall I think this is a very good phone and it is mostly so looks but also for younger kids.

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1/10

Telus pulls another boner!!!

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The Style may have been a good phone but Telus (Tell Everyone Lies Useless Service) has chosen to cripple it as it has with all the Blackberry models they carry. Namely no picture messaging, no video messaging and no games! Check out Bell’s website they say theirs is fully functional.

The Style may have been a good phone but Telus (Tell Everyone Lies Useless Service) has chosen to cripple it as it has with all the Blackberry models they carry. Namely no picture messaging, no video messaging and no games! Check out Bell’s website they say theirs is fully functional.

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4/10

The 9670 Style is a great choice...

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If you're a text-savvy, BBMing, on-the-go kind of person who enjoys being able to reach in your pocket, pull out your phone, do your thing, and then shove it back into your pocket - this phone is a great choice for you. The clamshell design of the BlackBerry 9670 Style allows users to just clap it... More

If you're a text-savvy, BBMing, on-the-go kind of person who enjoys being able to reach in your pocket, pull out your phone, do your thing, and then shove it back into your pocket - this phone is a great choice for you. The clamshell design of the BlackBerry 9670 Style allows users to just clap it shut and not worry about pocket dialing the numbers in the contacts and call log list. As mentioned in other reviews, the initial feel of this device is that it's made of durable materials and feels as if it will withstand the wear and tear of the everyday user. Some impressive updates and upgrades to the BlackBerry Style 9670 put it on par with some of BlackBerry's well-known powerful devices such as the Bold 9780. Doubling up on RAM and Flash memory from 256MB to 512MB, the Style has lots of memory for installing apps and running them with the improved multitasking features of BlackBerry OS6. A 5.0MP camera with flash and scene selection also puts it on par with or in front of many of the competing devices in it's class. The key improvements to the BB OS6 are also something to be appreciated - a smooth OS with multitasking capabilities and an attractive user interface with a MAJOR improvement to the web browsing in the BlackBerry with the introduction of multi-tab browsing (something RIM may have been criticized for in past OS designs). A very nice development for the people at RIM.

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9/10