Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Fantastic good quality smartphone!
Blackberry Bold 9900
Member Name: laura89
Blackberry Bold 9900
Date: 16/03/12, updated on 18/03/12 (4 review reads)
Advantages: Touch Screen and Qwerty Keypad
After 16 months of using my previous Blackberry Curve 8520 smartphone (and the 3months of hell using an LG Optimus 3x), I decided it was time for an upgrade. Nothing was wrong with my old phone, but I was due and upgrade so after doing a lot of research I decided to go for the latest Blackberry Bold 9900 which I do not regret!
This was over a month ago now, and I am loving this fantastic phone! The main features that I love are;
* The combination of touch screen and qwerty keypad!
This combination works excellently! The qwerty keypad is so easy to text on and the combination of the touchscreen and fab user friendly trackpad makes everything feel so effortless. The 'pinch to zoom' feature makes it so easy to navigate around webpages now and is excellent for using when taking photos.
* The 1.2ghz processor
Makes everything so quick, everything opens instantly and there are no delays atall! It's also fantastic for multitasking!
* The screen resolution
With it having a fairly small screen you'd have thought that it wouldn't be ideal for watching videos on but with it being so clear you don't even notice the screen being so small! Alot better than I expected!
* Camera and Video Camera!
The sharp 5MP camera is a lot better quality than I expented, I'm actually quite impressed with it and the flash works very well! It also links with app's for Facebook and Twitter quickly for uploading. The HD video is also a brilliant feature, and just like the camera is easy to use with many options.
OS7 has some fab features! ;
* Web browsing seems a lot faster
* Videos online seem to load a lot faster and clearer!
* The new Social Feeds 2.0 is a fab idea keeping all your social feeds together! It's so easy to use and you choose whether to show just twitter or facebook etc. Or all at the same time! Very useful!
* Finally the new Facebook BlackBerry app now includes Facebook chat which seems to work well!
* BlackBerry Protect is a very useful new feature! Keep your contacts and personal data secure with the BlackBerry Protect service and you can even block your device from your computer if it gets stolen!
* The new search tool now supports voice search activation letting you speak into the device to start a new web search (not that I use this but it's nice knowing that I can if I want to!)
The only problem I have with this phone which I've heard a lot of other people are having is that when I plug it in to charge it says that the charger is not compatible but once I restart the phone using the auto restart app I downloaded for free (or a battery pull) it charges fine. I'm actually used to this now though so it doesn't bother me as much!
On the whole, I love this phone!
Summary: Fantastic good quality smartphone!