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Community Level 1burns123

burns123

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
29.01.2011

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Community Level 1steveb491

steveb491

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
10.10.2010

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Community Level 1MichaelPat...

MichaelPatrickReddy

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
20.03.2011

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Community Level 1Nathan401

Nathan401

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
08.05.2011

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Community Level 1Kateyork12

Kateyork12

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
14.09.2010

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Community Level 1janedocker44

janedocker44

Perfect phone for the technical minded!

Advantagesfunctionality, price, battery life, messaging

Disadvantagesscreen size, looks, usability

"...the decision to try a blackberry bold 9700. The reasons for this - a colleague raving about it, the price per month (35 pounds), the functionality compared to the 3G (copy & paste, bluetooth and BBM etc!) As a visual, creative person, I was in heaven with the iPhones usability - although not much to do untill you have the applications included. A frustrating feature was the inept ability to carry out basic mobile phone functions! This helped my ..." Read review
02.03.2011

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Community Level 1beverley909

beverley909

Best Of Blackberrys

Advantagesease of use, appearance, no problems, features

Disadvantagesbattery

"...one Blackberry, which is the Blackberry Bold 9700. In all honesty, a blackberry is a blackberry and they all do the same thing, they are just slightly different. The majority of my friends that have blackberry's, have the curve, and they always seem to be having problems with it, wether its just working slow, or completely frozen. I have had my Blackberry since september, and a month ago, i had my first problem with it, where it wasn't holding the ..." Read review
08.05.2011

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Community Level 1Kaikora

Kaikora

Fantastic for emails and facebook, however can break easily Review with images

AdvantagesFantastic for emails and facebook

Disadvantagesbreaks easily if dropped

"...I did by a proper Blackberry case after that, and have found it much better. ..." Read review
17.08.2010

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Community Level 1lor8989

lor8989

Blackberry 9700 - Overrated!

Advantagesstylish looking, Easy to use

Disadvantagespoor quality camera, freezes alot

"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. At first my Blackberry was great and i had no problems at all. However now my phone had started freezing all the time and the middle slide button no longer works. I know of other people who have had the same problem. I would not buy from blackberry again. The internet is slow and the camera quality is very poor as it ..." Read review
17.06.2010

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Community Level 1stu653

stu653

best phone ever

Advantagesbright colourful screen, not bulky, a phone to be seen with.

Disadvantagesno skype

"ive got BB 9700 MK2) first BB ive owned had it 3mths and a love it never had a phone like it so much in it didnt want one at first because of small keys .but its not as difficult as you may think so many apps available so not a basic phone.the themes you can get for it amazing and the battery huge but at the same time light and with such good power only charge once a wk.cannot fault this product .works great on the 3 network.but not skype compatable.little ..." Read review
04.04.2011

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Community Level 1Heather2010

Heather2010

Not just a phone for business

AdvantagesSmart, Sleek, fast

DisadvantagesSome may find the QWERTY keyboard hard to get used to

"I believe that the Blackberry Bold 9700 Smartphone is an excellent choice for both business and personal use. In my opinion this is a very sleek looking, fashionable mobile phone. It is excellent with regards to applications that a user is able to download to the phone, for younger people the main applications would include Facebook, Twitter and most Social Networking sites that have their own applications. The battery power on this Blacberry phone ..." Read review
15.06.2010

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Community Level 1planet000

planet000

Blackberry Bold 9700

AdvantagesYou can instant message your friends any time

DisadvantagesThe camera on the phone is not that great.

"I really like this phone. I went Dubai few months ago and I was surprised to find out that I could PING (instant message) my friends in the UK for free! The phone is easy to use especially with its QWERTY keyboard and good value for money if you are buying it on contract. You can access your email instantly and can set a password so no one can access your phone even whilst it is switched on. I think the only thing that lets the phone down is the ..." Read review
02.09.2010

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Community Level 1JineshMehta

JineshMehta

Great Phone

AdvantagesGreat, compact,

Disadvantagesnone

"...I need it for.... Also Blackberry Messenger is fab as its a great as it has increased our communication between family and friends. The Pouch is good as it doesn’t scratch your phone and its great for saving battery to. Great removeable battery to compared to Iphones. Well Recommended, I will not go back to another phone ..." Read review
22.01.2011

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A very sturdy phone which is now coming to the end of its life.

AdvantagesEase of use, simple menu, everything in one place, easy to reboot, simple updating features.

DisadvantagesCrashing on the odd occasion, losing reception in the weirdest places!!

"...very much enjoyed having a Blackberry Bold 9700. Comparing this phone to the Curve which was currently out at the same time, i would have to say that this brand of Blackberry is far superior. Although, admittedly, I did have to take it into repair twice for reasons completely beyond my understanding, it has been a much loved phone which has carried me through two years of my life, but will be upgraded sometime next month. The menu on any blackberry ..." Read review
23.03.2012

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Community Level 1lynsaaay

lynsaaay

The best mobile I've ever had, by far!

AdvantagesAppearance and being connected to everything at once.

DisadvantagesI'm struggling to find one!

"I've had my white Blackberry Bold 9700 for around 3 months. The first impression of the Blackberry is a good one, it is presented in a very smart looking box. It is a very good looking piece of equipment too. The white colour is definitely better than the black. In the box there is a smart white genuine Blackberry pouch to protect the phone when in my bag or in my pocket. I have found this very useful. I use my Blackberry Bold for emails, text messages, ..." Read review
26.07.2010

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