kevin, 16 Aug 2011hey man how long does this phone last on an average usage? and is the camera really bad?? i am... moreHi Kevin,
The battery barely lasts for a day with moderate use. Yes, the camera is unimpressive. BB should recall the sets and upgarde the battery and camera.
Sted, 16 Aug 2011Is Blackberry bold 9900 have dual camera? what spot is on the right above side of the face is ... moreSted,
BB 9900 does not have dual camera. There is a sensor below LED, not a secondary camera. The camera quality is inferior to that of 9780. Hope it helps.....
Craig!, 16 Aug 2011So i have a serious question to ask, how many people really want a front facing camera on a ph... moreHi Craig,
There would be many guys, who would love to have secondary camera on their handsets. Going forward, video calling is likely to be frequent and popular (and the tariff is also likely to fall, fueling demand). There would be many guys like me who purchase blackberry for business usage, would also like to have good camera and a secondary camera for a quick video call with your family, vendors and staff.
At this price tag, people want features so that there is a provision to avail the facility. Probably, not many people would use "mobile hotspot" given the high data tariff for this - but the company offers this feature as it's something that one customer would like to have in his handset if he is coughing out a good amount of money!
On the 3rd day with my handset, I would say that blackberry really did not put camera(s) on priority. The backside camera is also inferior. It lacks the true colour, sharpness and contrast. I think someone has already posted some stuff on net confirming my doubt (http://crackberry.com/blackber...a-comparison ).
And I am not very happy about the battery either. The shinning plastic is very prone to show scratches. Net net, I think blackberry 9780 is the best phone so far. I bought this handset for the initial craze factor, but honestly, it dies down soon when you analyze what you have spent vs. what you are getting.
thebornprince, 17 Aug 2011Sir,
From which Store did you buy this? Really a mouthwatering offer you have got??The discount that I got was valid till 15th August. But there were couple of places, where on could discount. This was based on my price search on 13th August. You may try if the discounts is still intact.
1) On letsbuy: 1200 discount (Use the code 'icicilb')
2) Croma: 1000 discount using icici card
3) Spice hotspot: 5% discount
4) Jumbo retail: 3% discount
Unfortunatly, sellers on ebay were trying to take a premium and selling much above MRP.
Blackberry is heard to recall this model to fix up the camera. I am not sure how far this is true.
GOREKH, 16 Aug 2011Price tag is not attractive. However, it was launched in India during Independence day festive... moreSir,
From which Store did you buy this? Really a mouthwatering offer you have got??
Craig!, 16 Aug 2011So i have a serious question to ask, how many people really want a front facing camera on a ph... moreI will give you a simple answer: there're much more people that want front facing camera on BlackBerry for video chatting through Skype/Google Talk, than people that don't want front facing camera on BlackBerry.
Hope it was explained well.
I will like to know where to get it cheap online.. So help me out here
GOREKH, 16 Aug 2011Price tag is not attractive. However, it was launched in India during Independence day festive... moreIn addition to review posted earlier, there are couple of things that I found not so good about this on day 3 of my purchase.
1) Camera is big concern. I feel the picture does not reflect true colour besides no auto-focus in the model. Contrast and Sharpness were not up to the mark. My ex-BB (9780) camera quality is much superior.
I think someone has already posted on crackberry to confirm my doubt. Worth sharing....
2) The back side of the phone looks cheap with a mix of rubber and shining plastic. This does not give a feeling of an expensive phone like BB9780 leather touch back side gives. Since the plastic is shinning, it starts showing minute scratches very soon. I am not very happy about it.
3) The touchscreen is good; but not that useful as most of the things can be done with trackpad. Since it has a touch screen, I am using the screen to give commands instead of trackpad. Only a few web based navigations are for the practical use. Probably, touch was my initial craze.
Craig!, 16 Aug 2011So i have a serious question to ask, how many people really want a front facing camera on a ph... morePeople buy BB phones keeping in mind the business aspects of it.With advent in telephone technology n 3G being available in almost all countries, i feel front facing secondary Cam is a necessity as it would greatly help people for video conferencing(Business purpose) instead of using a big set up like projectors. Integrating a secondary Cam wouldn't have been too tough for RIM in its latest phones.However nothing to take away from this marvel. Best phone frm RIM in the recent past n possibly the hero to revive RIM.
GOREKH, 16 Aug 2011Price tag is not attractive. However, it was launched in India during Independence day festive... morehey man how long does this phone last on an average usage? and is the camera really bad?? i am in Aust and its still not bloody available yet . so annoying.
great phone but worst camera. hope they do recall to fix the camera focus as apparently the camera auto focus do not work in this model.
Addy, 15 Aug 2011Guys, I'm damn confused between iPhone 4 n Bold 9900. Please help me out asap, as I'll be buyi... moreHey dude wait. Dnt buy both bcoz apple holds an event on 7 sep, maximum possibilities of revealing iphone5 or 4s watever they call it. And a new mobile frm bb developed on latest QNX platform s coming. So if u want touch wait and if u r a texter go for 9780 as of now.
My cousin s wrkng n BB and i gt this info frm him and bb will b abondoning os7 after this. So QNX will b their future OS like nokia did.
bullring p4u, 15 Aug 2011its avaliable here to todayhow much is the phone
Addy, 15 Aug 2011Guys, I'm damn confused between iPhone 4 n Bold 9900. Please help me out asap, as I'll be buyi... moreIf ur requirement is for business lik emails o chats then u can go for dis phone. If u want pure entertainment n style coupled with amazing features than go for IPhone4.
So i have a serious question to ask, how many people really want a front facing camera on a phone? What are you really going to use it for? Its just another waste of money and time to invest and then you would moan that its out later etc. Its just a waste of time.
When its been released have a go on it and you ill forget all about the front camera because it is a very nice piece of kit. Many of you will not believe i have used one also, but i have pictures of the prototype.
Much Love People
DARK_HOUSE, 13 Aug 2011I have the 9780 for 8 monthes and had it repared 3 times already the trackpad twice and the so... moreIt seems that you have purchased a refurbished handset. I have been using the BB B3 9780 eversince it was launched. And it's working all fine.
Price tag is not attractive. However, it was launched in India during Independence day festive week. So I got it at a great discount at INR27,822 ($605) after a 5% BB discount, 5% shopkeeper’s discount and INR1,500 through my credit card. I will pay it out in six EMIs with 0% interest.
Executes commands pretty fast
Touch screen is very responsive
Widely spread keypad makes typing quite comfortable
Front side of phone gives an expensive look
Already built in applications let you use much the phone space
Thin form factor
Back side looks really ugly with rubber and shining plastic, instead of leather finish present in Bold 3
Camera quality is not so great, lacks auto-focus and sharpness and the correct pick
Lacks a front facing camera, so no video calling this time as well
Price tag is not justified given the features and what other competitors are offering
I would not compare this blackberry to iPhone4 or a high-end Android as each of them serves different purpose. As a business user and requiring a keypad for fifty odd emails that I send on a daily basis, I still consider this phone as the best available option. However, if my texting is not that of priority and can forego my BBM chats with friends, I would rather drop this phone from my buying list.