+ Physical keyboard allows faster typing of non-dictionary
+ single-press speed dial
+ list of recent emails, phone calls, and cal events on home
screen, reduces time to go into app to check (still allows
single-press app launch via keyboard shortcuts)
+ Dynamic icons with content (such as BeWeather)
+ Dedicated side button for voice control (or whatever)
+ Dedicated side button for camera (or whatever)
+ Better one-hand operation (track pad and keyboard
requires less range for thumb)
+ PGP encryption for BIS using AtomicHellix app, as well as
BES. Neither iPhone nor Android have any PGP solution.
+ True multitasking – i.e. TrekBuddy can continue to plot
route using GPS while doing other things, Google Lattitude
can continue sending your location, weather updates in
+ Battery life – End of day batt is only 10% used.
+ Flash support in Browser (soon)
+ Sound Profiles, including custom email tones for different
+ More responsive UI (don’t have to wait for animations,
+ Notifications from 3rd party apps
+ Notifications don’t interrupt what you’re doing,
+ Removable battery
+ Customizable Bedside Mode (I want calls, but no email/
+ No app Nazi. App store for convenience, but also apps
+ Keyboard shortcuts in many apps, reduces screen clutter
of on-screen buttons
+ Tethering without special plans from carrier
+ BB Messenger: chat groups, delivery and read
notifications, bar code scanning, attachements, no special
logins or IDs… nothing else comes close
+ No dropped calls ever (on AT&T).
+ Crystal clear voice quality.
+ Never locked up … amazing reliability.
goli, 01 Sep 2010
i have recently bought this phone but don't have any additional apps to get!! does anyone kn... moreGo to http://m.getjar.com from your mobile browser. A lot of applications are there for your bold 9700.
truly i am craving to have this BB9700. thanks to my wife who gave it to me as a b-day present. it's the best phone i've had considering it's unique features. it's a mini computer in your palm, however i can't use the WIFI even on wifi hotspots although i follow instructions on setting it up. can anyone tell me how to set up this feature?
i have recently bought this phone but don't have any additional apps to get!! does anyone know a trusted website to download some free apps for it?! ...
its coollll equipment i have one its great very fast , eslim and beautifull is excelent pda ....
Naeem Khan(Pakistan), 01 Sep 2010I was a user of Nokia E 63, but when I hear the noise level of black berry bold -9700 I purcha... morecomparing E63 and bb9700 is like comparison between horse and donkey
I was a user of Nokia E 63, but when I hear the noise level of black berry bold -9700 I purchased it but believe me it’s just a wastage of money it is the same device which I was using with the name of nokia E63 please compare the black berry bold – 9700 with Nokia E-63 first before wasting your money on black berry bold - 9700
Draco Maldito, 31 Aug 2010I've been using this phone for almost three months now.
This is a great phone, all I wanted ... moreWell spoken! Being a fellow 9700 user, I agree with pretty much all of your observations.
My only question to you is: Why do you need a Wikipedia app when you have the internet literally at your fingertips?? You can easily access Wikipedia that way. Plus you'll be saving valuable memory on your BB for other useful apps you might come across ;)
Draco Maldito, 31 Aug 2010I'm sure as a Blackberry Bold 9700 user you also experience the frustration of having a very s... moreYou guessed it: there is no work-around for installing apps other than to the phone's internal memory.
Installing apps to an external source (i.e. memory card) would compromise the phone's state-of-the-art security features, which is one of RIM's well-established hallmarks.
Perhaps you might consider keeping only the apps you absolutely need, as opposed to want.
BLU, 31 Aug 2010Hi, my BB doesent seem to be working on 3g HSDPA 900Mhz, only on 2100 Mhz. Does anyone know th... moreI doubt it.
That probably has more to do with the limitations of your carrier's frequency spectrum rather than the phone itself. A phone is only as good as its carrier. :(
Anonymous, 31 Aug 2010I'm thinking of getting a BB but i don't know which is better. Can anyone pls tell me...b/w th... moreGet the Bold. It's slated to get the new OS 6.0, which is an upgrade from it's present operating system, 5.0, and promises to add various enhancements to the 9700's current capabilities.
The Storm, I'm afraid, will not get the new OS. Plus I've heard it has had numerous problems.
Trust me. I've got the Bold. Get it. You can't go wrong. :)
Muhinder, 30 Aug 2010I hate this phone because my boss can detect my location anywhere with it..That's because it has GPS capabilities on it. GPS is actually a great feature that is useful in many applications (e.g. navigation, maps, locating restaurants or theatres in your immediate locale, etc).
That's nothing to hate simply because your employer can justifiably track your whereabouts to ensure you're not abusing your company's time. That's your own fault! LOL
dots, 31 Aug 2010Why I can't watch the youtube using this bb? Please tell meYou can watch Youtube videos with the 9700. I have one and watch them all the time. Maybe it has something to do with the settings on your phone.
Also, make sure you actually have a data plan other than one that only allows you to get emails and use social apps (e.g. Facebook or BBM).
Assuming you have the aforementioned in order, there should be no other reason why you shouldn't be able to watch Youtube videos on your 9700. Hope this helps :)
Jai, 31 Aug 2010I just have a simple question.
Even though Nokia E72 has far better features than BB 9700 and... moreBecause of the brand name: "Blackberry"
Blackberry's market is more of the people in the corporate world. Executives I must say during their early years but if you're gonna look at it now, BB's price are much lower due to the market competition.
I was thinking of getting the Nokia E72 before but chose to get this 9700 simply because it's a "Blackberry"
I'm thinking of getting a BB but i don't know which is better. Can anyone pls tell me...b/w this Bold and storm 2, which is best? Thanks...
I just have a simple question.
Even though Nokia E72 has far better features than BB 9700 and beats it in every aspect, why is BB 9700 more expensive than nokia E72?
dots, 31 Aug 2010Why I can't watch the youtube using this bb? Please tell mehi u can download you tube and u can watch movies frm you tube