Product Type: BlackBerry (RIM) Smartphone
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The best smartphone I have ever had...so far
BlackBerry Bold 9790
Member Name: gsrulez
BlackBerry Bold 9790
Advantages: Rugged design and looks classy
Disadvantages: App world sucks
The phone is quite slim, streamlined and looks extremely classy. The screen is bright and extremely clear, there is a clear difference between this screen and those of cheaper Blackberrys. There is a chrome bezel around the edges of the device which give a little definition.
There is an excellent qwerty keyboard, but the keys are spaced close together so if you have large fingers you will have to check out all the possible options first before just buying this phone. Inside there is a 1GHz processor which is perfect for Blackberry 7. Anything less than this and the performance issues really start to become more obvious.
Calls and texts
The volume is perfectly loud enough and the speaker phone is able to cancel out a lot of the ambient noise in order to maximise your own voice. Texting is a delight on this phone, the keys are soft and make very little noise.
The web browser is perfectly adequate for occasional browsing and the touch screen really helps to improve this experience. However since the screen is relatively small compared to its competitors it may not be sufficient for everyone.
Blackberry app world
Blackberry app world is the main let down for this phone. There are few really good apps and in general developers don't bother making apps for Blackberry because there is more money to be made with IOS and Android. The best apps include whatsapp, bbm, facebook, twitter, tube map, foursquare, poynt and ebay.
BBM is blackberry messenger, a free messaging service for blackberry devices. VOIP was recently added, which is known as blackberry voice. I have tried this and it works really well (only works on Wi-Fi). It was recently announced that BBM will be available for android and IOS as well so it will allow free cross-platform communication, which if it catches on could be a problem for whatsapp.
Its an excellent phone, with a few good apps but not really that much selection as is present in the google play store or the apple app store. I would suggest getting this on a pay monthly contract because it is way too expensive if you buy it sim free or pay as you go.
Summary: Mid range smartphone
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