Blackberry Bold 9000 might not be the best cellphone by RIM but still is respectable in many ways. It gives you the power to perform more. This phone might not be a delight for non blackberry users but it is eye candy for Blackberry users. Paired with great build quality along with most comfortable QWERTY pad this phone is a great recommendation for business users.
The HTML browser is great with a fluid navigation and fast speed. The screen is good enough to read (though you would have to zoom in for small talk) and view multimedia. The trackball works as a great pointing and navigating mechanism. There is some compatibility problem between the internet browser and flash but otherwise it works perfect. The quad band radio offers a good connectivity round the globe. Wi-fi manager helps you manage your hotspot connections. The USB port can be used to sync the phone with your computer and iTunes. The landscape mode gives you a great experience while watching videos. The camera quality is a little disappointing because of very bad video capture
The phone has Instant messenger, email service and internet. The camera lets you click pictures without wasting any time. It has a flash along with digital zooming capabilities. This phone works on HSDPA networks which have a better speed. The 624 MHz processor makes multi tasking very easy and smooth. It would also cater to all of your multimedia entertainment needs. You can make playlist and manage your multimedia library. The music library can also be synched with iTunes to transfer songs via iTunes. The GPS function lets you know where you are with great accuracy and in no time. For connectivity purposes this phone has a lot including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, USB Connector, WAP, GPRS and PC link. The keypad has a backlighting to make sure that you can type comfortably on the keypad. The trackball is a very good for navigation. The music player supports almost all the popular file types and video player supports files like DivX 4, H.263, H.264, WMV3. Some other apps on the phone include Organizer, Browser, wireless mail and corporate data access
The phone has very similar design like its predecessors. A leathery grip has been added to the back plastic cover. The phone has the dimensions of 114 x 66 x 14 mm and weighs just over 130 grams along with the battery. The phone has a good weight and size to be used using one hand. On the right side of the phone you will find a volume rocker and a camera key. On the left side it accommodates the microSD card slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack, a voice command switch and USB slot. The back panel accommodates the camera, flash and battery cover. The phone has a metallic rim around which gives it striking looks. The QWERTY keypad has 35 keys in all and is one of the best available in the market. The 2.6 inch display has a protective coating to avoid scratches on the screen. It also has a indicator LED on the top near the speaker. It notifies you about missed calls and messages
So this phone is a great business phone and has the best QWERTY keyboards in terms of usability. IT is priced around Rs. 22,000 and if you are not a Blackberry fan you can look around for better options. The browser is good although there are some issues regarding flash content. Still you can use Opera mini on this phone which is one of the best browsers available in the app market today.