- Kathryn Vercillo , Dial-a-Phone
It’s got everything that the original phone had but it’s offered in a better package with some new bonus features.
Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)
Superior screen, high-res screen, almost perfect keyboard
Keyboard works well despite smaller footprint
Good improvement - an optical trackpad
After testing out numerous different Blackberry devices over the past few years, I always find myself with "one more thing" i wish the device would have included. With the Tour it was Wi-Fi, with the CDMA Curve 2 it was a higher resolution camera, and with the 8900 or Pearl Flip it was 3G. Finally, I can say that RIM has "checked all the boxes" with the introduction of the Blackberry Bold 9700, AKA the Bold 2. Add in the change from the trackball to an optical trackpad, and the Bold 9700 has been the Blackberry I've been waiting for. The Bold 9700 used in this review was provided by RIM, an... Full review
This new handset is lighter, thinner and offers a better display
Doesn't break much new ground
Sleek and user-friendly smartphone with full access to T-Mobile's zippy 3G network
One of the main differences with this device, as compared to the Tour and the original Bold, was the use of a trackpad for navigation. Some people simply prefer a trackpad over a trackball, and some vice versa. Both will feel a bit strange to the uninitiated, but with a little time spent, the trackpad seems to be the smoother of the two options. We also appreciate the upgraded 3.2MP camera, with auto-focus, that replaced the dated 2MP unit on the original Bold.
At $199, T-Mobile's BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a sleek and user-friendly smartphone with full access to T-Mobile's zippy 3G... Full review
One of the sleekest looking ‘Berry devices we've seen
With so many current-generation BlackBerry devices available, it's really difficult to comprehend where the BlackBerry Bold 9700 fits in all of it. The original Bold 9000 really set the tone for the rest of RIM's devices to this point, but we feel that the Bold 9700 doesn't innovate RIM's stature. Sure we like the updated slim looks which make it one of the sleekest looking ‘Berry devices we've seen, but it's basically the same thing we've been seeing. The hardware, design and platform remain almost unchanged and we have a difficult time seeing customers choose this device over other... Full review
Seems like it can do almost anything you throw at it
You know, it’s sort of like clockwork. Once every six months we proclaim the latest BlackBerry to be the best BlackBerry ever. Well, we hate to disappoint you, but it doesn’t look like we’re stopping that tradition anytime soon. The BlackBerry Bold 9700, for whatever network it’s powered by, is the finest BlackBerry to date. From the gorgeous screen to the perfect keyboard, to the pocketable size and swift processor, the Bold 9700 seems like it can do almost anything you throw at it. With 256MB of RAM, you’ve got a little more room for applications and data, an... Full review
The top notch hardware along with wealth of features
The BlackBerry 9700 is one of those phones that gets nearly everything right and has minimal quirks or other problems. The hardware is top notch, feels great to hold and interact with, and slims down its footprint. The trade-off is that you have a tighter keyboard and a smaller display.
The BlackBerry user interface hasn't made any leaps or bounds in usability over the years, but it offers a wealth of features that can be configured and controlled by the end user to suit their tastes.
The messaging capabilities of the 9700 are solid, with email support being the strong... Full review
A much-needed refresh to the aging BlackBerry Bold
It’s pretty hard to make a general recommendation nowadays with any device, let alone a BlackBerry. With four form-factors in the BlackBerry family, it complicates things.
The BlackBerry 9700 is a much-needed refresh to the aging BlackBerry Bold. To date, RIM has released only a single 3G GSM device in the United States and with competition heating up, the BlackBerry 9700 looks to be their answer. We absolutely gushed over the BlackBerry Tour in our review and until the 9700 came along, that was our daily driver. Is the BlackBerry Tour still the best BlackBerry on the market? We... Full review
Blackberry Bold = fantastic
i love it
Blackberry Bold 9700 On Wind mobile
Bold 9700 - Rogers
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