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BlackBerry Bold 9000 review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, November 16th 2008                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

BlackBerry Bold review

T he company behind the BlackBerry is Research in Motion (RIM). The first BlackBerry phone was launched in 1999 and since then, several nice models have appeared on the market. Research in Motion used to aim mainly at the corporate user with the BlackBerry mobile phone, however, private use of Internet and email on a mobile phone is becoming quite common, and the current BlackBerry product portfolio therefore now aims at a broader target group of regular consumers. The latter appreciates design and appearance of their phone whilst the enterprise user tends to go for functionality, which is something the BlackBerry clearly provides, thanks to its perfect synchronization possibilities. The BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone has obviously taken more than one thing into account.

BlackBerry Bold 9000 review

 

BlackBerry Bold 9000 mobile phone

BlackBerry Bold 9000 mobile phone

BlackBerry Bold smartphone : First impression

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone comes in a simple black box with the BlackBerry logo as the only ornament on the outside. Inside the box, you will find the BlackBerry Bold 9000 straight away. The package is fairly basic, and it would have been nice if a bit more effort had been put into it. The included accessories are a headset, a data cable and a battery charger. Unfortunately, there is no software CD included; the software is available for download on the BlackBerry Internet site. The BlackBerry Bold mobile phone looks very sophisticated with a beautiful finishing touch. Personally though, I don't really like the back side of this mobile phone, while it doesn't match the front in my opinion. However, during my test period with the Bold 9000 I received a lot of positive reactions to it. On one side of the handset two shortcuts are found for voice dialling and the camera function.

BlackBerry Bold test

BlackBerry Bold test

QWERTY keyboard of the BlackBerry Bold

The front of the BlackBerry Bold 9000 handset carries a stunning display with below it, a full QWERTY keyboard. The monitor is crystal-clear. It already managed to amaze me with its background picture. In addition, some videos were delivered with the test sample, in which the quality showed to the fullest; you can easily watch a video this way! The display offers a resolution of 480x320. The full QWERTY keyboard is easy to use even for me with big fingers, the keys are perfectly accessible. After one day of sending text messages with this keyboard, you're addicted! The trackball, the same as on other BlackBerry phones, is also available on the Bold 9000 to navigate the device. The trackball works fine, although for scrolling through long lists such as the phonebook, an arrow pad would come in handy.

 

BlackBerry Bold keyboard

BlackBerry Bold keyboard

BlackBerry smartphone

BlackBerry smartphone

BlackBerry Bold camera

BlackBerry Bold camera

 
 
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