i had bb bold 9000 about a years more and i did not liked bold 9700 coz many people said its sickphone! but i was sold my bb bold 9000 and just bought bold 9700 but WOW its really FANTASTICS indeed and i did not relized it! so i say I LOVED BB BOLD 9700! simple,luxurious and EXLUSIVE :::)
Anonymous, 30 May 2010Hey guys, im going to get the white one but im afraid it might turn yellowish due to long term... moreDon't think so, unless you leave it out in strong sunlight as a regular thing which will damage and discolour any plastic .
And for me, the white one is absolutely Beautiful, so I wouldn't hesitate!
Ok had this for a couple of weeks now and absolutely loving it. The user experience is superb, navigating through menus is pretty fast and of course emails and other text based messaging is first class.
Keypad a squeeze but with its special design you can quickly get the hang of using your thumb tips, and its quite forgiving so you'll start speeding up and merrily mashing keys without mistyping before you know it.
For what is effectively a business machine I think they've managed to expand the appeal into social use very well, with good integration for windows live messenger, facebook, and BB messenger, as well as of course all your email accounts, which are the things I use it mostly for (not pleased that it doesn't have skype integration, though I'm on the 3 network). BB messenger deserves special praise as its like windows live messenger but for all your friends worldwide with blackberries, in a conversation can send pics or file or voice note of course, but also (gimmick this but love it) send location - the gps fires up, locates you on a map and then pings that to your mates "hey I'm at Auckland Harbour, hey I'm at Tower Bridge, hey I'm on 5th Avenue" Cute, no?
You can of course upload yr pics too direct to flickr, facebook et al; And view youtube too, by downloading the appropriate (free) app, thus getting round the "can't view youtube" problem. The same applies for radio - No radio built in no problem, there's a (free) app for that too so I can listen to all my favourite London stations (pay to upgrade to be able to listen to 4000+ stations globally).
Camera ok, clean shots but at 3.2mp it ain't going to win any prizes nowadays, so just for fun or 4x6 prints at the max; Video is sub-vga but the refresh rate seems close enough to 24fps that there's no chop, and for bright days or close-ups again decent for fun use.
Slowly personalising it fully to my needs - Have downloaded apps and personalised the menu folders, added opera mini for a better online experience, eventually will start working in some of the other many features to this phone including voice dialling etc.
Small niggles with the media player - Music folder seems to reset itself each time you stop using it, so next time you start up you're at the beginning of your songlist again; the divx videos I drag from my desktop (it's supposed to be an easy drag'ndrop operation) end up playing not full screen, and with a lot of chop, whilst putting them through blackberry desktop manager takes Ages (SO long I'd given up). It's galling as my mp3 player which is also divx compatible sucks up those same clips like candy.
Have found that just have to be a little patient with it being a smart-phone, so not as robust as a non-smartie's OS. There's the occasional bug, pause or crash if you overwhelm it (was listening to music, switched on camera, swapped to video and then hit record, resulting in the screen whiting out and the unit Slowly rebooting).
Should have guessed as much as in forums there's casual non-alarmist talk of rebooting and cache clearing and battery pulls et al, and even in the blackberry app store there's loads of apps that are supposed to substitute for battery pulls, or automatically tidy up the RAM, or whatever.
Am kicking myself for my impatience as I upgraded to this onyx (ie black) unit a couple of days before the white one became available - which makes an already handsome device look almost beautiful (imho!) - closest way I can describe the feeling you get looking at the 'whiteberry' is that its similar to the first time you saw and used the black SE K750!
Hey guys, im going to get the white one but im afraid it might turn yellowish due to long term usage. Do you guys think so ? :P
only issues with the size of the phone, else its awesome, stylish and ofcourse the name plays it all.
Hassan, 26 May 2010Is the bold 9650 the latest because i want to get the 9700 but people tel me that the bold 96... moreHey man,
9650 is newer, but as far as I know it doesn't have the processor or the RAM. Also battery is better in the 9700
Hey my peeps...
Have anyone of you 9700 users experience a scratch on your screen? or any dust within the screen?
please reply BB users....
i have been using bold 2 for some time now and am really enjoying it. the sound system of the phone is awesome when used with an earpiece. the camera and video quality is also wonderful.it can be said to be the body of bold 9000 in curve 8900 spirit/soul.its OS and browsing speed is fast but if you have curve 8900,stick with it because there isnt much difference. some of the things i dont like about it is the keyboard button,especially the ones that have numbers and letters...it makes typing slow because everything is all white..the colours should have been different like it is in curve 8900(red and white). some persond were complaining about loosed bezel..i dont have that issue...mine is well fitted...i updated my OS to 22.214.171.1240 but i had some issues with it so i reverted to 126.96.36.1996 which i more stable
rama, 28 May 2010why is this phone so expensive ?
compared to other phone like N97, Omnia Pro 2, Galaxy Spica,... morethe reason y this device is expensive is because a few a factor,such as :
1)it is because of it's name - BlackBerry
2)the most stable devices (not just the OS itself,but overall)
3)the built quality is superb
4)Smartfone for Smart people
5)u will not regret owning a BB devices,yet u will be more enthusiasm in using this device (i can guarantee u dude - but make sure u know how to use it)..make urself knowledgeable n know "what is smartphone"..
6)u will get the best experience while using BB devices..n u cant get it elsewhere..hahaha..
so,all above are the best description towards BB..
just bought my first BB today and the first problem i noticed is that everytime i compose a new sms it is always sent as a reply to the previously received sms. the only way to send it to the right contact is to delete and clear all sms messages prior to sending.is there any setting to correct this? anybody encounter the same problem with the 9700?
Im going to get mine on tuesday coming up after memorial day!! SO excited! im getting the white one, is tht manly for a man??
why is this phone so expensive ?
compared to other phone like N97, Omnia Pro 2, Galaxy Spica, even N95 ?
is it because of the OS ?
sorry, i want to modify my last review.
i don't think i will use another smart phone instead blackberry for the next one.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the first RIM of mine, I love that phone, it is the best choice. It's smart and convenient. If we used it with plan BIS or BES it would be more wonderful. I don't think I will use RIM new model for next phone. BlackBerry is a smart phone for a smart user.
Pong, 10 May 2010Hi, need help! i just bought my BB Bold 9700 and i cant set or configure the email, ive been t... morehi pong. well actually, you need to have BIS or BES. just go to the BB site and an email acct. if you have BES, you have to coordinate to your company's IT..
hardcore1234, 10 May 2010hi guys... can i ask.. can i watch video from youtube or any other video streaming sites with ... morehi, you will not be able watch video on youtube. coz if you have BIS, it uses BB APN( blackberry.net) and video streaming uses other APN.
Can anyone explain me the main need of BIS n will d bb messenger wrk widout a BIS??