Heya... I'm really interested in this phone as well as the 9780. My question, should I go for the 9780 or wait for the 9790? I'm from South Africa, so I'm not sure when the 9790 will be available here. I'm really keen for an upgrade as I'm using the 8520.
Got my 9790 yesterday, 30 Nov 2011 for RM1499.... Its really a great phone...slim, sleek and lots of new function... Dont really like 9900 as its too big, though higher spec...
yes i agree csd- blackberry still old style mobile taking a lot of money in name of BIS, slow server even slow email. people are jerk using this kind of phone go for android or iphone they are best
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2011Processor is 800 MHZ not even 1GHZit is 1GHz. it says quite clearly here "Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz processor"
just dont understand y bb r not installing document editor in their recent sets
guess in the race to get at par with their rivals in media capabilities bb have forgotten that their sets are business & corporate level sets
I dont know why BB is making so expensive Good for nothing Phone. They are just making expensive paper weights. BB server crashes, No front Camera, Expensive servive for BES, BIS, (with Android nominal charges).
To rishi , you say you would like this phone with nooooo touch screen , well I like it I will be buying it , 9790 , I like the small form factor , plus touchscreen , this is the phone for me , like I've said before I have 9900 bold and can't wait to get rid of it , its tooooo big I can't stand the phone , but I don't go in that forum saying that , I'm in this one as I can't wait for 9970 to come out , so please gsm arena people like this who don't like the 9790 why are they in this forum , please can't you ban people like this from all your forums we don't need them do we ,
Whats the use of touchscreen, on such a small screen.. 9790 would b a gud upgrade to 9780, if it would b without touchscreen
Brandon, 28 Nov 2011will still be getting the BB 9900 over this lil thing, I like the BB 9900 because 1: It looks ... moreif you look at the history of the bold its actually the curve that has gradually mutated into the new style bold and not vice versa. The 9900 is simply a retro jump back to the initial 9000 bold with touch screen capability.
RB, 27 Nov 2011RIM has done a great job with BB 9790. It definitely wins all awards being slim, powerful and ... morewill still be getting the BB 9900 over this lil thing, I like the BB 9900 because 1: It looks much better 2: It's more powerful 3: I can afford it. This BB 9790 looks like a curve with a Bold keyboard that's all. There are firmware updates already out for BB 9900 that improve it's battery life anyway. People that received the first batch of the BB 9900 had problems because when it comes to any product there are always problems with the first batch.
Although RIM has done a great Job, but I think its price should b $300. not more than it, coz if more than I might not b able to buy this.
Wow already launch right... But still battery life issue... that ridiculous for the Blackberry phone... I expected more for this issue but still the same...
My purpose is Blacberry can use 2 simcard in 1 phone... In Indonesia people like that... can you do that...
RIM has done a great job with BB 9790. It definitely wins all awards being slim, powerful and feature rich machine with great looks too. Cheers to all BB 9790 owners and feel sad for people who suffered injuries and pains during the launch of BB 9790 at pacific place in Jakarta. But come to think of it, BB 9900 owners must be furious for what happened to them. BB 9900 definitely looks and feel great in hand, but when it comes to real terms of performance and features it stands nowhere in competition against BB 9790. Its a total let down for BB 9900 owners who are left being a mere freelance Blackberry fans who paid heavy price to carry a logo and brick made by Blackberry in their hand morning till night and do advertising for Blackberry. Yes BB 9900 is a mere advertising gadget made by Blackberry and nothing else as it suffers all shortcomings and have carried a hefty price tag for nothhing but looks and feel. Remember BB 8520, it can do what BB 9900 can do but with a better battery life. Isn't it friends?
ready2shoots, 26 Nov 2011Hid Dr.D i'm using this phone for the last 24 hours, and it takes 2 times for me to recharged ... morefor the battery to have its real performance, it needs several cycle of recharging, that 12-13 hours might gone up~
I did get this phone aswell, I bought a leather case for this phone (from bb store) for IDR 200.000,- (approx 22 USD) and ordered a screen guard
touch n type, simply nice.
Dr D, 26 Nov 2011Hi ready2shoots: just wondering what is the battery life in everyday normal usage, for example... moreHid Dr.D i'm using this phone for the last 24 hours, and it takes 2 times for me to recharged the battery. app 12-13 hours per re charged.
for me it's kinda same like bold 9000 (which is the worst battery life for me) and my previous onyx 2 (9780) which last for max 15 hours.
my usage :
browsing some local web
take several photo with flash
i don't know if it's compare with dakota battery which I guess the same model with onyx 3, but my friend who used dakota, she said it takes her 3-4 recharged battery per day, since she's active in bbm.
for me ya it's kinda normal ya, since you run with OS 7, great capacity screen size (16M), i'm using 100% on screen brightness, no LED indicator.
and btw, yup it was happened a tragedy when the blackberry 9890 launched in Pasific place. i personally feels sorry about that. lucky for me i got my turns before the tragedy happened. it takes me stay awake since last night before the d day of launching to queuing to get the official ribbon from blackbeery as the tag.
just review for me, the material is glossy, especially around the panel pad under the lcd, it's easily gets dirty (kinda oily) by the finger prints. but it's ok.
I've already use clear screen protetctor for my Bellagio, and bought OEM soft shell case for my bellagio which cos Rp.150.000 (around $US 14).
for the touchscreen, i just can say, it's really good, you can adjust the sensitivity from the setup option. it's really useful for me, since this is the first time for me to use and owned a touch & type together in my blackberry.
compare to Dakota, ther's less differences. for me yes it's really fair to have onyx 3 than dakota, which cost more expensive than onyx 3. more or less, same features. what i dont like from dakota, it's really "BOLD SHAPE" only slimmer than previous one