I've been a 9700 user since 2010 and moved to 9900 at the end of last year. Now i'm contemplating 9790 but after reading about it (and briefly tried one) i might have to find (if still available) the 9780/9700...
The battery for the new guys is smaller than 9700/9780 but that is not the major downfall for me since (at least for my 9900) the charging time is almost half compared to 9700. So 0.5-1h in my car or at my laptop gives me enough juice to last throughout the 24 long days at the office. I expect 9790 to last a little longer compared to 9900 since the screen is smaller and these capacitive touch screes are the big energy sponges.
The big issues in my opinion with the new OS7 guys (mainly 9900 but I'm afraid 9790 inherited some of them) are the bugs: freezing, overheating for apparently no reason, touch not functioning for couple of minutes (sometimes restart is needed), delayed scroll, unexpected restarts, severe errors that required completely new SW re-write.....my 9900 has been in service 4 times in 3 months (the second time they replaced it with a new one). In my country in the first week they start selling 9900s, 20 of them returned for service (there were not 2 phones in those 20 with the same defect...).
Being a BB addict (especially Bold) and wanting to use this kind of terminal leaves me no other option but to revert to the 9700/9780 until RIM decides to do something before things turn really bad for them....I wish them luck...
the battery is realy not so good and it is almost the same as the 9900 bold
For ppl who say that the 9790 has the worst battery I'll say 2 them that for me the battery lasts long enough .....
The 9780 has the longest battery life but the 9790 has a good battery life ......
And for some who are having issues with their bolds 9790 or 9900 they should make a software update for the device and it will solve all the problems :)
And btw I'm a user of the 9780 and 9790 :) and I say for performance go for the 9790 ! And for the battery life go for the 9780 ! As simple as that .....
Hope this helps :)
How's the camera of BB 9790? Is it nice? Is it better than Curve 9360?
I'm looking forward for the answer.
I want to buy this one soon...
Can anyone give an honest opinion on battery life 9790 against 9900. email, social networking , bbm useage is my concern. thks
it is a very good phone. i am using it since end of Feb. perfect phone for me!
what cost bb 9790 here in south africa? I am looked for good bb. Thanx
Blackberry does not have activesync available which allowed you to sync your old emails toyuor device. This is a setback from blackberry being classify as a business phone. They promise to work arounf with microsoft to implement thus as soon as possible. Being known that many of peoples need this service desperately.
Hi Mike, you are right, there is no possibility to run Microsoft Exchange in blackberry os. only bes day to day email from the day you start using your phone.
Blackberry is no more classify as a business phone after the existence of famous os platform like android and IOS with the capabilities to perform far better performance than blackberry.
The blackberry os was first develop to suit a businessman in terms of communicating messaging, and during that time none of the phone in the market have this capabilities, I dont think smart phone exist that time.
After the launched of famous platform os, the blackberry has closed down and has acquired by another new firm which are now pursuing to multimedia rather than a business phone.
Go for other platform running os if you need a better functionality in multimedia and messaging. In my country, only consumers who have low budget in buying a phone or with the need of a lower internet data plan will go for blackberry, is about USD8.00 to have an unlimited access to BIS and BES services per month whereby I pay about USD35.00 per month to enjoy a full unlimited data plan per month on my Iphone.
I hope I have answered your questions in full.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2012try to reinstall your operating system (OS). mine's on 2g all the time because 3g drains the b... moreU have some problem with me. When browsing on 2g my bella will restart, but in 3g it's fine. Still waiting updating os 7.1.
Is it possible to use the bold 9700's battery in the bold 9790??? because if you can this bold 9790 would be great.
Sad blackberry os. I though blackberry os is good for business but its actually not. Famous on email? Not at all!
I have more than 5000 emails in my hotmail, and there is not option for me to set up a microsoft exchange hotmail account with this 9790. I need 5000 of this emails to be sync everyday with a push mail functionality like my s2 and iphone 4.
Blackberry famous in push mail? What a joke, my iphone and android phone can push my mail easily with a microsoft exchange account, you can set any email like yahoo, gmail, hotmail etc with microsoft exchange.
Dont ask why i need all of my mails to be in my phone, my emails is my data base, i store all my conversation and quotation in my email server and i can search it even in offline mode.
I am very surprise that none of the peoples who using blackberry have this problem. I even went to blackberry service center to ask this and they dont even have a solution for me.
Blackberry, push mail? Android and ios can do this easily. BBM? Whatsapp can do this perfectly. What else does blackberry offer? Nothing at all for me.
Blackberry is famous because its launch and telling consumer is a business phone at first, consumer thinking of a business phone is great but i want you all to know that you are wrong. Blackberry os is no way in comparing to android and ios not even the old symbian.
Dont try to be a follower that seeing other using blackberry and you want it too, you will just make your life difficult.
Try do a research in the web MICROSOFT EXCHANGE FOR HOTMAIL IN BLACKBERRY, you will get none of it.
Surprise that no one mention this to the community, means that you only need your daily current mail, how about you old emails for example year 2005 emails which are very important?
SHAME ON YOU BLACKBERRY. One more thing, blackberry needs additional charges in BIS AND BES to enjoy full functionality, not including a data usage. You have to pay extra to get what? BBM AND PUSH MAIL? Lol, i need a cheap data plan to get all of this done perfectly.
Good luck guys, think before you switch.
very best qwerty phone. i love it. good design and performance ... i rated it 10 out of 10 ..
AnonD-45575, 08 Mar 2012nice will come back with dtlsI jst wanna know if you can use the bold 9780's battery in the bold 9790?
I have a BlackBerry Bold 9790 bought in December 2011 and when i power it on it says ORIGINAL BLACKBERRY SMART PHONE and the phone and battery are all made in Canada. Is that the same with all BB9790? ITS A GREAT PHONE