i had the 9800 torch but when it was time to upgrade i got the 9790 bold as the torch was discontinued. i was told that this phone is the closest to the torch. what a dissapointment. it feels more like a downgrade. after 4 weeks the phone is permanently on charge as the battery drains in no time. it gets so hot. really really disapointed and the chances that this is my last bb is very high!
A horrible phone! It was fine when I first bought it but after a few months it showed it's true colors. Randomly just resets almost 10 times a day and now I'm having an issue that it can't read my sim card giving the initialization error. Wouldn't advise anyone to buy this phone.
Got the Bold 9790 for two weeks now, very good phone to own, blackberry fan,brilliant touch screen good battery life, great camera, great sound from the speakers, great keypad, great internet speeds hahaha what more do you need.
Blackberry must Release official 7.1 software upgrade for Bold 9790 for Asia... Thanks
Blackberry must include in the release of there Blackberry 10, Ease of Texting specially when you are driving, meaning you do not have to type long text they should have short cuts like in Iphone one press only of the botton and its a complete message already.....
just 1 of the bestest cells of bb awesome touch brilliant battery life especcially for music lovers :D
i hav this phone more than 6 months, and already upgraded os 7.1. no problem until now. great phone!!!
theblackberry , 10 Dec 2012hi i had a 9300 for a while but the camera broke so now i want to get the 9790 but i have read... morethe 9790 battery was ok until the 7.1 upgrade . new upgrade uses up battery much faster even with the battery save option activated . no option to just use 2G either.
I love this device.its slim.its battery life is brilliant.its one of the best in bb world.i dare you,just go for it
just scared on wht to do, interested in buying blackberry bold 9790 but comment on short batttery life and system hanging,just need a help
I used bold 9780 until it developed battery problems. Sometimes, from 70% battery level, the phone will just go off when you do such thing as using the camera.
The RIM 9790 is really a smartphone to use. Long battery life, I dare say.
i was using 9300 Blackbery for 1 year 5 Months then the bettery sucks then i upgraded to 9790 what an impressive phone i have m battery can last for a day without being charged and am always using FB,BBM & WHATSAPP so i cant complain anymore.
Benson, 09 Nov 2012The BB APP world has mobile VoIP. You can now configure your actionvoip or stunt calls etc etc... morehi i had a 9300 for a while but the camera broke so now i want to get the 9790 but i have read the reviews most people says the battery sucks is that really true.Can someone tell me the whole story cause some people say its great and some nog
I have had the 9790 since August and at first, it was a bit of a handful; it would often get really hot and freeze as a result. However, I did a system update and updated all of my apps and it seemed to have worked a treat. The 7.1 operating system has a system monitor which closes any apps which aren't being used and it has completely eradicated the overheating issue.
Other than that, the camera is awesome, the 3G is brilliant and the phone is uber-fast.
I have had BlackBerrys in the past and I can easily say that this phone is the best one out there as it is not too much and the functions are all excellent.
One complaint I do have, is that there is only one 'convenience key', personal preference would want one more.
Nonetheless, great job!
Vpb, 06 Dec 2012I honestly don't understand the negative comments. Sometime I think there's some people who ju... moreim about to receive a bold 9790 and im unsure of it. i just upgraded from the 9780. please tell me if im making the right decision.
Vpb, 06 Dec 2012I honestly don't understand the negative comments. Sometime I think there's some people who ju... more@ Vpb, i work for Vodacom ( the leading cellular network in south africa)and we have +- 3million + uses and everyday we have issues with all blackberry devices. Blackberry appworld has been an issue since November last year and rim has done nothing to resolve it. Our call centre's are inundated with calls relating to blackberry's, poor battery, slow internet connections etc. My sony ericson w900i connects faster than my 9900 bold :)
I honestly don't understand the negative comments. Sometime I think there's some people who just like to live that way. I'm an experienced bb user (had 8900,9000, 9700, 9630, 9790,9900 and now have a 9790 again) but I also have a iPhone 4S (which i'v also had the 3gs, the 4 and now the 4s) and use them both (one pro and the other for private use). There's no comparison. My "all the time" phone is the bb, because its an dependable device, has much better battery life, does everything and its a a real phone. Never, ever, ever has any issue with any of my bb's except the batt in the 9630 and the memory leak on he 9700 on os 6. The 9790 is top notch! A small factor full qwerty with a touch screen! What else do you want? If you want to play games all the time by a i5 . If you want a dependable all around phone buy a 9790! Trust me. I work for a living!