BlackBerry Bold

AKA: BlackBerry 9000

Available at: Rogers

8/10 AVG.
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Even without being the latest or greatest of RIM devices, the Bold 9000 is clearly the pinnacle of what BlackBerry stands for. - GSMArena team, GSMArena  
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 21 reviews

The Blackberry Bold, or Blackberry 9000, is the most hyped and anticipated Blackberry ever. The Bold is RIM’s attempt to merge an evolved Curve into something exciting and new and targeted for general and professional use or, as it is now called, the prosumer market.

The Bold is a powerful and compelling device which offers a dynamic, 480 x 320 high resolution screen, a full Qwerty keypad, and an amazing 624MHz processor, all combining to deliver a first class user experience.

In designing the Bold, all aspects of the user experience were examined in relation to the design and overall ergonomics. For example, Blackberry aficionados adore the ever-present Qwerty keypad. It is a staple and trademark among the entire Blackberry line. In the case of the Bold, much effort was made to design keys that exhibit fretting and ridgeline on each key. These sculpted keys make typing easier and more enjoyable and show the considerable thought behind this fine new device.

And of course RIM has provided an OS upgrade to 4.6, which is leaner and meaner than prior versions.

The Bold also presents a thoughtful revision of the user interface. For example, getting rid of an application no longer requires you to go into the advanced options menu and scroll and so forth. Now with just two clicks the application is gone. There are many such touches as the Bold is largely a re-imagined device in so many ways.

The Bold comes with a 2.0MP camera with video, Bluetooth 2.0, 2.0 USB support, comprehensive audio and video support for a large variety of profiles, WiFi, expandable memory via microSD, and many more features and revisions.

Specs summary

Screen
2.6"

The BlackBerry Bold's screen is 2.6 inches with 480 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
624MHz

There is a Intel XScale 624 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
859 MB

Internal memory is 859 MB. An external, expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are: 9 days standby time, 258 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 21 reviews

The Blackberry Bold, or Blackberry 9000, is the most hyped and anticipated Blackberry ever. The Bold is RIM’s attempt to merge an evolved Curve into something exciting and new and targeted for general and professional use or, as it is now called, the prosumer market.

The Bold is a powerful and compelling device which offers a dynamic, 480 x 320 high resolution screen, a full Qwerty keypad, and an amazing 624MHz processor, all combining to deliver a first class user experience.

In designing the Bold, all aspects of the user experience were examined in relation to the design and overall ergonomics. For example, Blackberry aficionados adore the ever-present Qwerty keypad. It is a staple and trademark among the entire Blackberry line. In the case of the Bold, much effort was made to design keys that exhibit fretting and ridgeline on each key. These sculpted keys make typing easier and more enjoyable and show the considerable thought behind this fine new device.

And of course RIM has provided an OS upgrade to 4.6, which is leaner and meaner than prior versions.

The Bold also presents a thoughtful revision of the user interface. For example, getting rid of an application no longer requires you to go into the advanced options menu and scroll and so forth. Now with just two clicks the application is gone. There are many such touches as the Bold is largely a re-imagined device in so many ways.

The Bold comes with a 2.0MP camera with video, Bluetooth 2.0, 2.0 USB support, comprehensive audio and video support for a large variety of profiles, WiFi, expandable memory via microSD, and many more features and revisions.

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

Business-oriented smartphone with a complete email solution

from Softpedia (over 4 years ago)

BlackBerry Bold 9000 is one of the most appealing smartphones coming from RIM in terms of design. Even though it's not one of the smallest devices, the Bold (like its name says) is definitely one of those phones that have the 'wow factor'. Better seen as a business device, I would recommend the Bold... More

The phone feels solidly built, deceptively light for its size

from CrackBerry (over 4 years ago)

The BlackBerry 9000 has a familiar form factor. Within the BlackBerry family, I’d argue it most closely resembles the BlackBerry 8800 Series – both in terms of physical dimensions and general appearance, with the 9000 delivering an overall sleeker and more modern package. Outside of the BlackBerry... More

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 comes as close as possible to the ultimate business tool

from GSMArena (over 5 years ago)

At the end of this review we can confirm our initial observation. The BlackBerry Bold 9000 comes to crown the company efforts in the recent years, coming as close as possible to the ultimate business tool. The handset offers a remarkable display, a great keyboard and an unsurpassed among the family... More

Packs modern multimedia features and stuffs them into a striking new design

from MobileBurn (over 5 years ago)

While it's larger size and slightly increased bulk might keep the new BlackBerry Bold 9000 from appealing to everybody, it is clear that this is the best QWERTY equipped BlackBerry device on offer. It has stunning good looks, a knock-out feature set, and an all new BlackBerry OS that looks as good as... More

Users upgrading from Curves and 8800s are going to be delighted

from Engadget (over 5 years ago)

In the final analysis, is this the BlackBerry that's going to win over a whole new generation of users from competing platforms? No, we don't think it is -- it's a really evolutionary device, and the Storm probably has a better shot in that arena. Is this the best QWERTY BlackBerry every made, though?... More

If you’re looking for a ‘berry and can fork out the cash - get a Bold

from HowardChui (over 5 years ago)

Despite the connectivity issues and average sound quality, I really liked the Bold. If you’re looking for a ‘berry and can fork out the cash - get a Bold. If you’re looking to upgrade your Blackberry and want a keyboard, the Bold is the one to get. It’s got all the features of the previous ‘berries... More

I love it and never ever want to let it go, ever

from TechCrunch (over 5 years ago)

The Bold is unequivocally the best piece of hardware that RIM has ever put out. The Curve and Pearl series drew the attention of the masses while the 8800 series was the device of choice for the suits, but the Bold clearly appeals to both. In case you were wondering, I always put my iPhone 3G in my... More

Excellent combination of smart design, performance and RIM's top-notch message handling

from Wired (over 5 years ago)

The very name of the BlackBerry Bold hints of a whole new experience from Research In Motion, but the company is overselling things a bit. In truth, BlackBerry vets will find that the Bold is really nothing more than a solid — if long overdue — upgrade to the standard BlackBerry hardware.... More

  7/10

A more powerful and well-rounded smartphone

from CNET (over 5 years ago)

The good: The RIM BlackBerry Bold boasts one of the sharpest displays we've seen on a smartphone and offers great multimedia performance. The smartphone also brings HSDPA support, more productivity tools, and an updated OS. Other goodies include Wi-Fi; GPS; Bluetooth; and strong e-mail support with full... More

  8/10

RIM's most powerful, polished handset ever

from Gizmodo (over 5 years ago)

This is RIM's best phone ever. Does that mean it's the phone for you? If you're a BlackBerry fanatic, yes—it really is the phone you've been waiting for, if you're not hoping RIM radically changed the recipe. Because they didn't. It's cleaner and brighter, but it's not an overhaul by any means. It's... More

Blackberry Bold

(over 4 years ago)

If someoen can tell me how to find a phone Call Log on this Bold I will be forever grateful. I am getting the run around from the Retailer, the Service Provider and now RIM. why woudl this not be a given feature when it is common to all other BB's I have owned? Review is out on this until I... More

  4/10

The bold.

(over 4 years ago)

Amazing phone..That's all i have to say..though there is one problem with my bb. It freezes sometimes but nonetheless i love the phone.

  10/10

Amazing phone

(over 4 years ago)

It's an incredible phone, i love it so much x) I've had it for over 2 weeks now and it's amazing. The camera is so clear and so is the screen. The only thing that bothers me is the trackerball, i'm always scared it's going to get dirty and break. ( I have the white one )

  10/10

OH WOW.

(over 4 years ago)

I just got this phone today, and i couldn't keep it out of my hand! I just loved it..the camera is just wow.. and the screen is omg..i can't even use words to even describe it (:

  5/10

The best Berry to date

from Phonedog (over 4 years ago)

Pro: Display; Easy-to-use; keyboard; Mail; Os Speed; build quality Con: 2 mg camera Using experience: 3 months I know it´s been like 1 year after the release of the Bold but still there has not been another phone by RIM as complete as the 9000. It´s simply an amazing phone. sure it´s... More

  9/10

I love this phone (also a comparison to the iphone)

(over 4 years ago)

After i did a fair amount of research i eneded up getting the bold, and decided not to wait for the blackberry tour when it comes out due to it not having wifi. Anyways i am very pleased with it, it beats down every other phone i've compared it to, my friend just got an iphone 3g s. to me there... More

  10/10

What a great smartphone

(over 5 years ago)

I've been using this phone for about 6 months now, and it really is great. I've had access to an iPhone for about the same amount of time, but there's no substitute for the Bold's keyboard. Things work smoothly, almost any setting can be changed to my liking, and it didn't... More

  10/10

correction to Phone Dog review

from Phonedog (over 5 years ago)

Pro: phone dog says you can't colour code the calendar entries, but if you set up more than one email account e.g. a hotmail and a work email - you can have up to 10 accounts I'm told, then new calendar entries can be linked to either email and are shown in blue or green to differentiate them... More

  8/10

Great device

(over 5 years ago)

This blackberry does it all.

  10/10

Great Phone

(over 5 years ago)

This is a great phone! Love it! I gave up my iPhone because of the little things that it didn't have. Example, cut & paste, bluetooth file transfer, tethering and a few others. The Bold is easy to use and can pretty much do EVERYTHING! Definitely worth it!

  10/10

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