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BlackBerry Bold 9000 review: Berry with guts

BlackBerry Bold 9000 review: Berry with guts - read the full textThere we go folks, it’s a BlackBerry grand slam at the arena and we're set for another ride with RIM's finest. We guess this here Berry is neither Curve-hot nor Storm-inventive but it’s Bold enough to say little and...


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I really like this phone it has all the features which i expected.I brought this from for a good price and with excellent service.

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  • 2009-04-19 19:33
  • w9JV

BB is smart choice... you can change BB bar signal into numeric signal.
I have read from

1. Press and hold ALT, then type ‘NMLL’. Fifth line signal will be directly changed to indicate the number of units of dBm.
2. Number of -45 to -85 indicates strong signal. When the number exceeds the -85 to -100, it means the signal will be weak.
3. To restore the display signal lines, just do the same. Remember: Press and hold ALT, then type ‘NMLL’.

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  • 2009-04-18 08:19
  • tDAp

Hey, the blackberry bold is a great phone. I own a storm and had the curve. I honestly cannot live without one.

I purchased one from this site called,

it was at a ridiculously affordable price also.

but all in all, it's an amazing phone and I recommend it to any and everyone.

(The curve was my first purchase out of the blackberry, but the storm blows it away for miles)..

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  • 2009-04-16 18:56
  • 4FeD

I can't believe what I read when the reviewer of this article said the audio quality of the Bold was identical to the 8900.

CLEARLY he or she must be impaired acoustically... wow. I am really surprised, and unfortunately forces me to question the reviewers' opinions.

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  • 2009-04-16 17:02
  • 4tk0

I want to see a 3G-enabled BB Pearl handset. Why are BB so slow in releasing updates in their handset range? Offer more Consumer features with better camera/video.

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  • 2009-04-16 13:39
  • nTqM

Currently I have Nokia E71, I'm very happy with this phone. I didn't have chance to use BB Bold. Through comments I see that many are satisfied with BB Bold more than E71.
What about two issued pointed at the beginning of the review as main disadvantage
No email support without BlackBerry Internet Service account
The web browser is unstable when browsing through Wi-Fi
While with E71, there is no problem with email support, I can use my private email and my official email (through mail for exchange)
Browsing through Wi-Fi is no problem with E71.

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  • 2009-04-15 23:26
  • mD6v

Well, I find the gsmarena`s timing for Bold review just perfect.. I got my first BB device (Bold) last week and must admit i LOVE it!

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  • 2009-04-13 11:47
  • S15P

Got my Bold 1 week ago.What an amazing choice. I had a 8100 and a 8310 before and is just so much better. My wife got an I-phone so war has just started...

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  • 2009-04-12 19:36
  • 32Rw

> In reply to Jason @ 2009-04-12 09:13 from Nh2n - click to readare you sure?blackberry?more apps are available for symbian s60! nokia e71 is slimmer, better camera...,i think better looking...all in one better!!!..?

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  • 2009-04-12 19:01
  • kV%u

GSM Arena,
Glad you've started reviewing BlackBerries! I'd now be quite interested to see what your stance is on the Pearl.
Of course, it doesn't do as much as the others, but it's a nice elegant neat little phone.
I'd be interested to see how compromised the web browsing is in particular on such a small screen. I'd be tempted to get one if this was deemed ok...

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  • 2009-04-12 18:52
  • p$Kx

> In reply to comment @ 2009-04-11 05:04 from kV%u - click to readI dint agree with you there... The E71 is a great phone yes, had one myself, im using the Curve 8900 and love to go for the Bold, just somthing that atracts me to the phone. To et to the point, NO nokia will ever come close to a Blackberry! Not even the E71. I am a ex nokia freak! Get yourself a Blackberry!

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  • 2009-04-12 09:13
  • Nh2n

i own the BB Bold.
this is a very nice phone, really.
my only complaint is the lack of video-call camera and FM radio.

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  • 2009-04-12 04:20
  • tDBa

I've been using my Bold since October last year and I only got small problem with it like restarting once in a while but with the coming of OS 5.0 with bold, I hope it will resolve all the small problem.

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  • 2009-04-11 22:20
  • QxpX

I am trying to decide between The Bold and The Storm. My main uses on the phone would be web-surfing and some e-mailing. Is the big touch screen and finger scrolling better for this? I am aware of some of the problems that this has had, but believe that firmware updates are sorting them out.(I also like the gimmick of a touch screen though) I really like the look of The Bold and like a physical keyboard. What should I do? Any help is appreciated!

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  • 2009-04-11 18:44
  • NaD}

it's funny that you guys say in the review that the OS is more stable on the nokia e71 than on blackberry bold, i got a bold, and it has never re-started
you guys just might have used an old OS, cuz the latest .247 is quick, stable and the battery last much longer

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  • 2009-04-11 16:37
  • n0rk

Well, better late than never, they say...
BTW, I see many requests for a Backberry Bold review and I am surprised to see so many retar*s complaining now. You don't HAVE to read it, you know.

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  • 2009-04-11 13:57
  • 0EaF

nice phone
easy to use but lack battery backup

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  • 2009-04-11 12:02
  • v{S}

No excuse for the lateness of this review! The Bold has been out nearly a year! A YEAR dammit!!!

Camera sucks on E71 also by the way, perhaps more so.

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  • 2009-04-11 11:30
  • 0Rhg

Too late, guys, what for just now?

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  • 2009-04-11 10:26
  • nsL1


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Key features:
2.4" 65K-color TFT landscape display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels.

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Display - 2.6 inches of pure quality
The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is equipped with a 2.6" TFT display of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels). That's a 3:2 aspect ratio, as opposed to the 4:3 format of the Curve 8900.

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  • 2009-04-11 07:07
  • vGiN

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