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The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone has a large, hi-res screen that displays over 65,000 colors; creating a vivid viewing experience for all your phot...

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Review of "BlackBerry Bold 9700"

published 13/11/2010 | iltaf786
Member since : 13/11/2010
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Pro easy to navigate, good battery, good for browing, good for typing
Cons no radio, bad reception, delete and enter key next to each other
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"Blackberry 9700 Bold; 9700 times better than any other phone!"

Summing up my blackberry experience in one word. AMAZING.


Small screen and full querty keyboard, i thought this phone wouldnt live up to the hype. I thought that the screen would be too small to to anything decent on and id end up pressing more than 1 key at a time, boy was i wrong. It also features the Blackberry logo at the top, above which is a small graille and next to which is an LED light which lights up when a new message is recieved. There is some space below the querty keyboard so that it doesnt look to cramped and directly above the querty keyboard, just below the screen, are the usual navigation and call buttons, with a scroll in the middle. The back has a flash "square", a camera and the rest is a leather cover with a silver blackberry logo on it. It also has two buttons located on the top of the blackberry, invisible at distance, and these put the blackberry into standby mode and alos lock/unlock it/


Very simple to navigate. Basically the scroll, or trackpad, acts like a miniture version of a laptop mouse, so moving ur finger moves the arrow, or the section which is highlighted. Pressing this is in is an "accept" or "enter" button. Pressing the Blackberry button opens the full menu, whilst pressing shift and the blackberry button consecutively produces a "quick" menu, a menu which pops up with shortcuts. Arrow button makes the screen go back to the previous interface and pressing the disconnect button makes you go back to the background. As i have stated, it is very easy to navigate, not taking much getting used to. The trackpad is a very neat feature and helps a lot when using the internet. The quick menu is also very useful if it is customised to make it full of the shortcuts you most use, e.g. facebook, camera etc...


3.2mp camera with 2x zoom. Quite clear compared to most phone cameras and flash is also quite bright.

Battery life

Very good battery life, lasts about 20 hours of internet browing, and longer talking time. I usually charge it every 4 days, a lot better than the LG cookie i had before which required charging everyday!


Even though a small screen usually puts me off, this screen is very good, I hardly notice the difference in size between it and my old LG cookie, and doesnt affect me when browsing or playing games.

Qwerty keyboard

Even though the keys look small, i hardly ever press more than one at once. And i do have pudgy fingers. Again, very easy to use and pressing shift and a key lets you do second function, quite useful when using the web. Only problems are that the sym button (symbols) is too small to be used for frequent use and the enter and backspace buttons are too close together, not a good thing for people who have credit and SMS a lot.


Very fragile. Not as much as the touch-screen phones out there, but enough to become a nuisance. I personally have a Tote case for mine, and have had no problems watseover.


Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Nice calender with tons of space for appointments, and the ability to set a different alarm every day for different reasons; in advance. Web browser with fast connectivity, depending on your price plan and network. Wi-fi and settings tabs. Blackberry messenger. Mp3 player (obviously). Decent built-in games. Ive heard you can get sat-nav onto it but i have no experience with that. BUT, it doesnt have a radio! The only black mark on what was a very good line-up.


A very good phone, would definately recommend it to anyone and everyone. I put that its very poor in reception quality as i keep losing connection, be that because of my surroundings or my network, it is VERY annoying.

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  • FORCE6 published 13/11/2010
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Product Information : BlackBerry Bold 9700

Manufacturer's product description

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone has a large, hi-res screen that displays over 65,000 colors; creating a vivid viewing experience for all your photos, videos, files and websites. Access what's important with trackpad navigation based on how laptops are designed. Glide your finger over the trackpad to scroll through menus and icons. A slight press and click lets you select an item to navigate where you want to go. Enjoy music, videos, photos and documents in great color and sound. Easily sync data and audio files from your desktop to the BlackBerry Bold 9700, and get up to 35 hours of music playback time. Enhance the 256 MB of on-board flash memory by easily inserting a microSD card. Create extra room for emails, messages, apps, multimedia files, documents and all the other important things that you want to take with you. Along with a 3.2 MP camera, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone features video camera functionality. Record and view videos on the hi-res screen, and share them through email, text messages or social networking sites. Mi-speed 3G network connectivity lets you browse the web or view email attachments faster. While Wi-Fi support enables your BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone to access available hotspots.

Product Details

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera, Digital camera; Digital player; GPS receiver

Manufacturer: BlackBerry

Long Name: 9700, BlackBerry Bold 9700, Bold 9700

Height: mm

Cellular / Technology: HSDPA; UMTS; GSM; GPRS; EDGE, HSDPA; UMTS; GSM

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Operating System: BlackBerry OS

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Display: LCD display - colour - 2.4" - TFT, LCD display - colour - TFT, LCD display - colour - 2.44" - TFT

Instant Messaging Services: RIM BlackBerry VM Client

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Dimensions (WxDxH): 60 mm x 14 mm x 109 mm

Talk Time: Up to 360 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 504 hours

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card, microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 16 GB

Playback Digital Standards: WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, MIDI , MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP, H.264, H.263

Operating System: BlackBerry Handheld Software

Input Device(s): AZERTY keyboard, QWERTZ keyboard, QWERTY keyboard, Keyboard

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Description: BlackBerry Bold 9700 - black - 3G GSM - BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry Bold 9700 - white - 3G GSM - BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry Bold 9700 - 3G GSM - BlackBerry smartphone

Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone

Colour: Black, White

Service Provider: Not specified

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Form Factor: Full keyboard

Weight: 122 g

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Pricing Type: Refurbished

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Mobile Services: BlackBerry App World, Gmail

Phone Features

Ring Tone Formats: WAV, MIDI, MP3

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 32

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Additional Features: Multitasking

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP, H.264, H.263

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, eAAC+, MIDI

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver, GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: BlackBerry Maps


Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 360 min ¦ Standby - up to 504 hrs

Capacity: 1500 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion


Technology: TFT transmissive, TFT

Type: LCD display - colour

Display Resolution: 480 x 360 pixels

Diagonal Size: 2.4", 2.44"

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Features: Wallpaper


Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Data Transmission: HSDPA, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g

WLAN Security: WPA, WPA2


User Memory: 256 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card, microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 16 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Features: Picture stabiliser, Video recording, Picture stabiliser, video recording

Video Recorder Resolutions: 176 x 144 (QCIF), 352 x 480

Digital Zoom: 2

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Camera Light Source: Flash, LED light


Included Accessories: Power adapter

Compliant Standards: AES, FIPS 140-2, Triple DES

Also Included: microSD - 2 GB


Input Device(s): AZERTY, QWERTZ, QWERTY, Keyboard

Phone Navigation Buttons: Trackball, Optical trackpad

Operating System: BlackBerry Handheld Software

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Service Provider: Not specified

Application Software: BlackBerry Enterprise Server


Weight: 122 g

Height: 109 mm

Depth: 14 mm

Width: 60 mm

Product Type: BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry smartphone - refurbished

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Form Factor: Full keyboard

Body Colour: Black, White

MPN: PRD-17739-067, PRD-30607-036-RF-NW, PRD-30607-036-RF-WARNT, PRD-17739-068, Bold9700, PRD-17739-066, PRD-30607-036, PRD-30607-009-DOA, PRD-30607-009, PRD-23593-026, PRD-17739-066-RF WRTY, PRD-17739-066-RF NWRTY, PRD-30609-003, BB9700

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Messaging & Internet

Instant Messaging Services: RIM BlackBerry VM Client

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Mobile Services: BlackBerry App World, Gmail

Messaging & Data Features: RSS feeds

Supported Email Protocols: MIME


Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ Micro-USB


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