Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Best phone on the market when first released!!
Blackberry Bold 9700
Member Name: denise1609
Blackberry Bold 9700
Advantages: great size, qwerty keyboard, icons and apps
Disadvantages: slow internet
I have had this phone just over 2 years now , the longest i have ever kept a phone! This is my first Blackberry and i have to say i have been very impressed and satisfied with this phone overall. I decided to choose this phone as it was the most up to date one at the time and was one of the only ones offering 3G compared with the curve at the time that didnt. My last phone was a touch screen so i thought i would have trouble getting used to the qwerty keyboard but as soon as i got it i got used to it straight and i feel it is one of the easiest keyboards to use, especially with the shape of the phone. you are able to type very quickly with this keyboard and the way it lays out helps to not make mistakes when typing. The track pad is very good although sometimes scrolls too far however i think this is down to how heavy handed you are when using it. The screen is very bright and the icons are nicely layed out and easy to spot the one you are looking for. on the odd occassion i have had the issue of it freezing for a few seconds when trying to scroll or open an icon but this is very rare. the phone is also quite robust, i only have one scratch on the top left of the phone from dropping it on a hard surface, i have dropped it several times over the past 2 years and have no other dents. The battery lasts a long time compared to some of the other blackberrys considering it is working all the time to alert abotu emails etc. i would say i can get a good 2/3 days out of it before having to recharge. Internet can be quite slow when loading the page. i think this phone is brilliant and love having free messages to other blackberry uses, especially as my husband has a blackberry too so it saves alot of my usage. Overall i very good phone however slightly out of date now two years down the line.
Summary: overall a great phone especially if you read emails etc on the go