Ok, I been using my BB9900 for about a month(upgraded from the 9700). So far not a bad phone
First of the battery life is not that good, if I'm lucky i can get around a day and a half out of a full charge, and the camera with out auto focus is not that good.
But the performance is very good, the touch screen is the best I've ever used and the graphic quality is really good. It has a lot of memory and storage space plus you can buy a micro-SD card to expand that.
But the main problem for me is the battery life. I got a firmware(184.108.40.2065) update about two days ago and its seems the battery is a bit better. Overall its a very nice phone and I did compare it to all the other phones out there but I like a qwerty keyboard and a touch screen and the 9900 is best of both worlds.
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2011I agree with you for the E72 that lasts you 4 days as I used to own this handset myself, great... moreno need to compare this bb with other brand< just make a comparison between bold 9780 with bold 9900. Why RIM produce bold 9780 with 1500 mAH, but bold 9900 with only 1230mAH. Bold 9900 is newest than bold 9780, how come RIM downgrade on battery capacity?
This blackberry is really a king, the company made an excellent job wich all of us realy appreciates it and this one wich I like about is the body wich is carbon fiber
Oh my goodness i glad i come back to 9900 forum..I too was a very long term Nokia E72 user and found nothing to upgrade too..I have had over past 6 months an iphone 4 and using sgs2 ATM..I hate them because i love buttons that you press..
My dilema was fine about 6 months ago because the natural upgrade from E72 was Nokia E6 but then it had no auto-focus...Thats fine then i will get BB9900 and then that had NO auto-focus..These newer fones had been upgraded but missed out on features such as auto-focus which i do use..I need to get hold of a BB9900 in the shop and see if i can get some answers on how far away i can focus on a UK document i use 5days of the week.I know most folk use it to take snaps but it is stupid of Nokia and BB to take away a valuble function of a buisness smartfone..I only favour Nokia because ive used them since 3650 and its got the superb BP-4L battery powering it,BUT,my last 2 BB were streets ahead with fluency and twitter integration and more proffessional..
I am now off to re-read GSMArenas review and others around the web and get some you-tube info on camera performance..The BB 9810 sorts out my problem but fancy the candybar form-factor.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2011True but think about it though...it's a smartphone...name me a smart phone that is perfect in ... moreyou need a smartphone better than 9900? buy Samsung galaxy w. half the price of 9900 but much faster, battery last 2 full days. I have used both and with no doubt 9900 looses in every department.
Great Mobile thank you.
Turned the screen down.
Screen timeout 20 secs.
Deleted the social networking rubbish.
Turned of location enabling, and
I have absolutely no battery problems at all.
Better than farting around with a touch creen trying to send a simple message.
ARLENE, 27 Dec 2011this could be better if its dual simget yourself a blackberry china phone, surely you'll have your better blackberry 9900.
Bostein, 27 Dec 2011My 9780 can last for two days under heavy use. And to me it is perfect because it can do anyth... moreFair do's that the 9780 / 9700 can last longer than the 9900 but it's still only 624mhz processor! Also screen is only 65k compared to 16m colour screen, this is where the battery comsumes! I know many people complain about the new 9900 but if you can give me a example of a similar smartphone at least 1ghz with 16m colour screen with better battery life then I rest my case!
nokia fan, 27 Dec 2011I'm using nokia E72 for almost 1 year. The battery life is awesome compare with this bold 9900... moreI agree with you for the E72 that lasts you 4 days as I used to own this handset myself, great keypad and build too! BUT, the E72 is much slower in terms of download, half the processor speed (600mhz) compared to 1.2ghz and has less pixels than the 9900! Sorry, I'm not knocking the E72 as it is a great handset but if you can name me a smartphone that is to date similar with the features as the 9900 and has better battery power then I rest my case! Most smartphones are fairly poor in terms of battery and is no fault of the 9900 so anyone that has doubts about buying the 9900, I'd suggest you should give it a try!
Could you guys please tell me if the BB 9900 supports 3D graphic? Ur answers would be very appreciated. Thank u!!!
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2011True but think about it though...it's a smartphone...name me a smart phone that is perfect in ... moreHi I agree..being an Iphone/ Android/ Symbian whatever user..battery is weak..
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2011True but think about it though...it's a smartphone...name me a smart phone that is perfect in ... moreMy 9780 can last for two days under heavy use. And to me it is perfect because it can do anything that I need it to do, namely Email, IM, FB, twitter, autofocus+flash camera with decent picture, decent call quality, adequate browser (I use Opera Mini most of the time though), simple game to play in my spare time. That's all I ask from my phone.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2011True but think about it though...it's a smartphone...name me a smart phone that is perfect in ... moreI'm using nokia E72 for almost 1 year. The battery life is awesome compare with this bold 9900. The battery can last 4 days for hard use. For normal use, can last a week.