Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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I have loved this and used this for years, but it is time for a change
Blackberry Bold 9000
Member Name: evallyw
Blackberry Bold 9000
Advantages: Great design (scroll ball especially)
Disadvantages: Poor battery life, poor camera quality, not very reliable after a while...
I got this phone with Vodafone on contract about 3 years ago. Since then, I have switched a couple phones by other brands, but I have always found myself coming back to my beloved Blackbery bold 9000. Though admittedly, I like it because of its design and the qwerty keypad (which allows me to deal with emails really quickly) - instead of its functions and reliability.
- Good for work purposes, especially if you have a large amount of emails to deal with day to day.
- Good design. I dislike touchscreen so I love the scroll ball design. The qwerty keypad on this bold is also a little bigger so it is definitely easier to type compared to other blackberry models like the curve.
- After about 1.5 years using this phone, my battery nearly died and wouldn't even last 5 minutes. I had to get it replaced, after which the battery life is still quite poor.
- Absolutely terrible camera. Do not rely on this phone camera if you prefer to have your pictures at a good quality... The camera is especially useless when there is low light. The flash is not at all flattering as well.
- Takes ages to restart. And after about 1-2 years, I have to restart/ do a battery pull quite often because the phone sometimes just freezes.
Overall, this model and the specs are just a bit out of date. I would recommend you buying newer models. But as a phone that I got 3 years ago in 2009, this has definitely been a good companion!
Summary: There are much better options right now by Blackberry
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