I have been using this phone from last seven days. So far the experience has been good if not great. I would say this is the most advanced blackberry phone as on date and one should buy it if you chose not to look for any handsets beyond blackberries. If you are not that finicky about having a touch-screen, BB9780 is the best option (Price has dropped to INR20k-21k).
>Really fast processing (Though you can only notice the difference on web browsing)
>Improved RAM (user available RAM is 298mb out of total 768mb), ROM, Storage, Processor, OS
>Best class keyboard (Wide board makes you type fast and smooth)
>Highly responsive liquid graphic touch-screen
Strong reception Antenna (Very few call drop, works at basement and lifts)
>Beautiful front side and really slender (I did not like the back side though)
>Loud speaker (Loudest in BB series)
>BBM 6 is super cool, sync contact, automatic location update, two way gaming
>Near Field Communication (the next thing on file transfer)
>Wifi Hot Spot (Really useful, remember to out the phone on charger while you do so)
>Voice calling is there (re: someone on forum posted as ‘not there’)
>Definitely do not deserve this much premium over 9780
>Poor Camera (Primary reason for RIM to recall* the handsets)
>Pathetic battery life (lasts barely a day, another reason for RIM to recall*)
>Not one of the best screen displays for Outdoor bright-light use
>No secondary camera (RIM is lagging the consumers’ need)
>Does not support flash (so you miss many websites)
>Do not support all media format (I hope RIM fix this as well when they re-launch*)
>Not many Apps (but the few upgraded application versions for OS7 are really cool)
>Phone reboots installing every application (each restart is for 90 secs, which is irritating)
>Side buttons are difficult to press
>No FM (probably a weak battery would have been even more pathetic with this feature)
I feel, if at all RIM recalls (going by subdued indications by couple of big retailers)* and address the three major issues (price tag, camera and battery) – it’s worth waiting couple of weeks more. Anyway, the QNX platform are expected to be out in last quarter, in case blackberry lovers can hold their breath till then. For others who are open to consider any model depending on their requirements: Apple is holding a product launch event in first week of September; and Samsung is launching a few feature-rich models in next quarter.
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2011For me the battery is about 1 or 2 hours short then 9780. Obviously it could be better its ok ... more1 or 2 hours then 9780?? Come on bro..be a realistic..n how about autofocus?? Did you find it?? Lol..
two big drawbacks,,
1: poor battery life for a bold... it lasted two days..
with the same usage the old bb9780 lasted 4 days
2: fixed focus camera not very cool
otherwise dam sweet keyboard and over all feel to it... nice res touch screen.... but i am really
mad with the battery..
How come on this you tube vid its got auto-focus in video record??
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2011How bout the battery bro?? Lol..For me the battery is about 1 or 2 hours short then 9780. Obviously it could be better its ok for now. I have seen worse....
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2011I love this phone. For ppl who say this is not a good phone obviously havnt used the blackberr... moreExactly,
Don't compare this phone with other xyz phones (like iPhone, HTC / Samsung / LG android phones) on price front even if all of them are way ahead in features and product offerings. Just limit yourself to compare within blackberry handsets only - be a true blackberry fan bro! You need to distinguish yourself by purchasing this pricy handset; people would definitely acknowledge that you have got lots of money to spend for a chat tool (BBM) - don't you want that?! And my anonymous friend is right - please don't post comment if you are not obsessed about blackberry. It hurts our sentiment.
hey guys i sooo want to buy ths phne.. but i hve nt heard good abt its battery life n the cam.. plsss let me knw abt the 2 things.. i love clking pics n im 24/7 on my bbm n get many calls also soo plss let me knw.. i hope it wrks atlst fr a day n the cam is good.. plss reply waiting. thankz a lot kudrat
pc, 18 Aug 2011everything great about the phone except battery life which is poori really need to know more about this fone. is it better than the bold 9870? whats with the battery life?
Got a chance to work with the phone and ... Im so impressed that Im honestly thinking of getting one myself T-T
I love this phone. For ppl who say this is not a good phone obviously havnt used the blackberry line of phones. This is the best blackberry headset yet.
The keypad is the best I have used so far. It is not a multimedia powerhouse for others but it for sure is a multimedia powerhouse for blackberry devices.
For me bbm is very imp. Which makes blackberry very imp for me. I like the expensive price tag. Its meant to be exclusive. If u want something cheaper get the 8520.
heyy it says bb9900 is released...?? wer in gulf cn i gt it and wen wil it come 2 bahrain... any idea any1..?? plzz...
I suggest everyone who wants to buy this phone should wait for gsmarena review, period. It's like when the iPhone 4 was first introduced and everybody was expressing his/her unsatisfaction , then everybody was buying the iPhone 4. So, we better wait.
HolySmoke, 19 Aug 2011The post you made sameer is sooo lame . If bb9900 dont have those features & is only mean... morehey come on the other guy was just being sarcastic . don't u get it :) well at least i hope so haha...
Avinash, 19 Aug 2011i like bb phones best type ,True. I like blackbery the best. I dont why RIM disappointed the blackberry lovers so badly with BB9900 :(
HolySmoke, 19 Aug 2011The post you made sameer is sooo lame . If bb9900 dont have those features & is only mean... moreDo you really need to restart the whole OS when you load every new application? Have we gone back to Ages of Apes?
Sameer, 19 Aug 2011I don’t know why people crib about this phone.
It’s a good phone, it just does NOT have
A go... moreThe post you made sameer is sooo lame .
If bb9900 dont have those features & is only meant for business use , basically email & BBm then why the hell on earth they asking 32K for this phone? you dont provide the features and than still ask for price which more then S2 , HTC Sensation , IP4 , desire , incredible s and sooo on . mind you these phones are way superior than 9900 in every which way you see but still dont cost a bomb :/ . from next time kindly do think/analyse before making such crappy post .
Cons of bb:-
1 - Every screen
2- no fm
3- below average camera with no auto-focus
4- meagre 10k free apps
5- average battery life
5- biggest joke is that when you download or update any app you have to restart the whole OS . hell are we back to stone age or what?