BlackBerry 9670 Style

5.8/10 AVG.
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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).



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.


Reviews (5.8/10 Avg. rating)


Pocket-lint

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’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... Full review
Mobile Syrup

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 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),... Full review

MobileBurn

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, 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... Full review

BGR

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 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... Full review

TechCrunch

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... Full review
PhoneArena

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 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 t... Full review

Phone Scoop

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 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... Full review

Some flaws, Overall good phone

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. Less

Telus pulls another boner!!!

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. Less

The 9670 Style is a great choice...

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. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. A
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 6.0

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass No
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 0.43 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
270 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Royal Purple, Steel Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 6.1 x 1.8 cm
(3.8 x 2.4 x 0.7 in)
Weight 131 grams
(4.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 360 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser BlackBerry Browser
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 2x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, Image stabilization
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA Pro, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats Unknown
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, RTF, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry Oxford

8GB MicroSD Card included
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