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??
What colours will this phone be out in (South Africa) by late October??
My question is... Why did they not include a secondary camera? I know that it isn't really used that often but nearly every phone that is being released these days have one =/
moncherie, 24 Aug 2011when is the bb9900/9930 gon be available in Nigeria?pls how is it
I might be interested to buy this one, still waiting for iPhone 5 though to see which is better. Either I'm going to upgrade my old Blackberry into this one, or buy an iPhone 5 and keep my Bold 9870 (for its BBM, kinda 'essential' here in my country, haha).
moncherie, 24 Aug 2011when is the bb9900/9930 gon be available in Nigeria?Never
I've had the phone for the past week, granted the battery life is not as good as my previous 9780 or 9700 but it's not as bad as everyone makes it. I charge my iPhone 4 every night as I know it wouldn't last but I can easily get 2 days use out of the 9900.
The touch screen is a great addition to the Bold, I wouldn't say I can solely rely on it but it definitely aids me on doing simple tasks such as browsing up and down, zooming, etc.
I loved the original Bold 9000 because of its size, now with the additional features from the 9780 it makes the 9900 for me personally a great progression from the 9780/9700.
Overall, I'm happy with it and glad that I've made the purchase.