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Blackberry Bold 9700 - A Blackberry Newbie's review.

AdvantagesExcellent messaging facilities. Easy to use trackpad. Nice big & clear screen, plus many more.....

DisadvantagesSmall keys could be a problem. Takes a while to get used to if never used a BB before.

"...So a choose the latest Blackberry released at the time, the Bold 9700. ==Berry-Basics!== I must say, upon using the 9700 for the first time, i was a little taken back by it's seemingly endless settings, menus, options. For someone new to Blackberry's, it does take a little getting used to, but after a few days, it becomes second nature. The trackpad for main navigation was a godsend, it's easy to use, very responsive and i think the best device ..." Read review

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Apps, Games, Texting, Calls, Emails, Internet, Blackberry Has It All ! Review with images

AdvantagesBBM, Stylish, Durable, Smartphone, Good Battery, Great Value For Money, Smart.

DisadvantagesCan Be Quite Expensive, Can Get Dirty Between The Keys.

"...was wanting to get a Blackberry as it seems to be a teenager trend at the minute and all his friends had the BBM and the instant messages which he didn't have previously. We took a look on O2 and the price for this phone brand new was over £400 and i was definitely not going to pay that after the last swing incident, but he was definite that he wanted that phone so i bought the phone brand new off eBay for £220 which was amazing and a fraction of ..." Read review

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Community Level 1JamieReid34


A day in the life of a Blackberry Bold 9700 User Review with images

Advantagesrobust, simplistic, cheap, good camera, good battery life


"...I eventually settled on the Blackberry Bold 9700. Everything pointed to it being a fantastic phone, that would cater to my every need. After returning home from the shop after purchasing, I plugged it in and dove straight in. Having never used a Blackberry before I found the interface incredibly easy to get to grips with. The menu was simplistic and everything was exactly where I expected it to be. The keyboard was also a pleasure to use, at first ..." Read review

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Community Level 1mightyleed...


Blackberry Bold 9700 Smartphone

Advantagesgreat for business, fantastic camera, memory size availability

Disadvantagesbuttons press when in pocket, memory card slips

"I have bought the Blackberry Bold 9700 in April 2010 on orange, for £25 a month for 24 months with an initial starting fee of £100. I was previously an iPhone loyal but this phone really has converted me. This has to be the godfather of all Smartphones. Its great for sending and receiving e-mails from multiple accounts, editing documents and making long-term phone calls which are often enhanced by the UMA feature when connected to broadband allowing ..." Read review

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Community Level 1jkurrant


Born and Bred Blackberry User

AdvantagesAesthetically pleasing smartphone

DisadvantagesiPhone tops it, and isn't very durable

"...have been somewhat of a Blackberry addict. My first Blackberry phone was a Pearl that slowly introduced me into the wonderful world of a smartphone with applications, wonderful integration between emailing and using a an instant chat service - blackberry messenger (bbm). My next Blackberry device that followed was the first version of the Curve with the little nipple scrolling button. A brilliant update from a professional mobile smart phone, aesthetically ..." Read review

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Community Level 1iltaf786


Blackberry 9700 Bold; 9700 times better than any other phone!

Advantageseasy to navigate, good battery, good for browing, good for typing

Disadvantagesno radio, bad reception, delete and enter key next to each other

"Summing up my blackberry experience in one word. AMAZING. Look 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. ..." Read review

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Community Level 1jessicaaam91


Probably the best phone I've ever had.

AdvantagesBattery time, features, range of exclusive features such as Blackberry Messenger, ease of use.

DisadvantagesOnce the handset has been turned off, it takes a while to turn it back on again.

"...any downloaded applications such as Blackberry Messenger, Whatsapp and Tubebuddy which is extremely useful for commuters and people living in London. The buttons appear to be small but are slanted and so using the keyboard is easier than it looks. In my opinion, it is reasonably light compared to other phones I can still use it whilst using only one hand. The range of profiles for the phone means that I can have my Blackberry with me wherever I am ..." Read review

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Community Level 1ljs4


Blackberry 9700 - not what it says on the tin...

Advantagesgood for business, connectivity and diary keeping

Disadvantagesapp centre is weak, some physical aspects are flimsy, not for the social butterfly

"...both Apple App stope and Blackberry App Store, apple it cost £1.19 Blackberry it was costing a whopping £7.99! This example happens on a few other occasions too. 3G / GPRS appear to be good, i am on O2 and only have a issue in geographical location that i attend All in all, i would recommend this phone to a business user who is looking for a phone for text, email, and voice usage rather than a phone that they can fill with Apps for business use. ..." Read review

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Community Level 1ashleigh201



AdvantagesBattery Life, Lightweight

DisadvantagesSmaller Screen than Blackberry Storm which only effects when watching videos

"...Blackbery Bold 9700 from the Blackberry Storm and can honestly say I would never look back. At first I was a bit unsure of the keypad with the buttons being so small but within a matter of days I was used to them and find them exceptionally easy to use. The phone is also compact and lightweight which is a bonus when your out and about to just pop in your pocket or small handbag on a night out. The one thing that surprised me with this model ..." Read review

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Community Level 1VictoriaJa...


Blackberry 9700 is THE best phone ive ever had!!

Advantageslooks amazing, cool apps, and very easy to use

Disadvantagesbattery life can be a little low, depending on how the phone is used

"...useful applications, all available from blackberry world. some are free, which are still very good apps, like multi-coloured light displays for calls, and also a word document one. it has an expansive set of them. the pricing on the apps is fair i guess, but some are a little over priced for what you get. from what ive seen, they range from around £1 - £40, but i still think the free ones are better :). there is also facebook and twitter apps made ..." Read review

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Community Level 1burns123


Blackberry 9700

Advantagesstay connected with friends, easy to use, manage your life on the go and more.

DisadvantagesNot many

"I have had my Blackberry 9700 for a couple of months now. I use it for a wide range of features: checking emails on multiple accounts, playing games, staying connected with friends via blackberry messenger (BBM), text, and by Facebook. There is no end to what you can do with a Blackberry. With Blackberry Messenger (BBM) you can stay connected to your friends over seas for free. Unlike with other phones it costs more to text or even call abroad. As ..." Read review

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Community Level 1steveb491


excellent all round phone. good cheaper alternative to iphone

AdvantagesEasy to use, plenty of features

DisadvantagesAppplication catalogue is not the best

"All round very good phone. Easy to use, the querty keypad was a little arkward at first having not used something like this, however once used for a while this became second nature. Internet access is very good when connected through a wireless network but a little too slow if not. Accessing internet pages on the phone is ok but you have to zoom in constantly in order to see the content which can be a little bit of a pain. Though the camera has not ..." Read review

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Community Level 1MichaelPat...


Blackberry! Is it worth it? Review with images

AdvantagesFun, great messaging tools,Clear screen.

DisadvantagesSmall buttons might effect people deifferently

"First of all the Blackberry Bold 9700 looks fantastic, With its sleek design and silver finish it certainly looks the part. But whats it like to use.... When i first got it out the box i was shocked at how long it took to switch it it can take up to five minutes to turn everytime i turn it off which can be a bit annoying if you realy need to use it quick! But once its on WOW its truly an amazing little thing the high resolution screen in amazing ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Nathan401


Excellent phone

AdvantagesSpeed and navigation

DisadvantagesApp centre takes some getting used to

"...1 step up from the blackberry curve 8900. Its faster processing, has a better screen, has bigger buttons and looks fantastic. This version of the blackberry has a touchpad in the middle for scrolling which i didnt think i would like, but now i find it so easy to use as its quite sensitive and fast scrolling. This phone has recently had an update for its operating system, it now runs Blackberry OS 6 and it is better than ever. Looks so much better ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Kateyork12


BlackBerry Bold9700

AdvantagesEase of use. BlackBerry Messenger

DisadvantagesThe browser is not the best mobile browser.

"I have had the BlackBerry Bold 9700 for a few months now and love using it. It has everything I need for personal and business use. I find the email set up very easy to use. The internet is also very easy to use although the browser (I believe BlackBerry are working to improve on this) could be better, this is the only thing I would change about the current BlackBerry. My favourite thing about BlackBerry is something that is not available on any ..." Read review

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