I gave up blackberry about a year ago. I have now gone back to it simply because the improvements are great. Basic point is the form factor. Most people forget that form factor speaks most in all devices and this one is cool. The slim feel is just simply great and makes having and holding one very very nice. As for big improvements , well , how do you make a good device better these days, when they like the BB more or less has so much already. You can ask for more of what it has already, but then the hardcore critics will want more. My main decision to switch back was the form factor, slim and cool. As for the battery, I have to say it does look that the battery has not lived up to the rest of the device, as it seemed to run out much quicker than the other BB's. Still worth in my view, a definite must buy.
mee, 23 Aug 2011When will this phone available in Asia?Tomorrow morning at 5am. Make sure you get to the store early as there won't be many !!
moncherie, 24 Aug 2011when is the bb9900/9930 gon be available in Nigeria?Never ..... you can't afford food ..... you need to get your priorities right!!
The Camera quality is hopeless and no where near to their own previous model Bold 9780. It has a fixed focus camera and is very poor at macro shots. On taking a shot of text closely the text is barely legible which was not a problem with Bold 9780. For extended users the touchscreen is a drawback while using cursor specially while browsing. When one is scrolling the page upwards you would tend to accidentally hit the touch screen with your thumb which in turn would result the page not scrolling properly and would scroll back to the bottom. Battery life not optimum.
Rest everything else seems good. Well spaced keys, good display and touchscreen. Look wise a beauty.
moncherie, 24 Aug 2011when is the bb9900/9930 gon be available in Nigeria?Any time you can scam someone on Amazon :))
looks nice i will be getting it, even though they stole the idea from sony.... w960 anyone??
superb design but not-so-impressive specs, no document editing, no secondary camera...get that bb
This device is amazing we had one in our store in South Africa, JHB. It is so fluid,the speed is outstanding. They are finally bringing something to the table I almost gave up on BlackBerry. The new features are awesome, and finally games that arent flat.
Kevin, 23 Aug 2011I am in Australia and Optus has just brought out this phone on $79 plan. and they claim it has... moreI have a BB Curve 8520, and previously had the Curve 8320, and I have never had problems with battery life. My current BB will last several days, using considerable wifi and making phonecalls.
I have recently upgraded to OS5 which has taken a toll on battery, but on a device three years old with an original battery, I don't see this as a fault - just a matter of technology moving on as quickly as it does.
I will be purchasing the Bold 9900 when it is released in NZ, despite what people say about the battery.
Android Boy, 24 Aug 2011They are waiting to release something revolutionary :P BBMV = BlackBerry Messenger Video ... morelol. i agree it's been time bb step they're game up or else they will be left behind like "the great nokia" i know they target a certain group just like every1 else but they need to work with the flow. their prices are too ridiculous for having ltd and tired features
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2011My question is... Why did they not include a secondary camera? I know that it isn't really use... moreThey are waiting to release something revolutionary :P
BBMV = BlackBerry Messenger Video
this will be revolutionary (mild sarcasm)
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2011I've had the phone for the past week, granted the battery life is not as good as my previous 9... moreThanks....i placed an order for the phone immediately i finished reading ur comments. Thanks alot
I am absolutely amazed and disappointed that BB has not included a very basic business function such as the editing of documents. What business environment do they live in in 2011??