Product Type: Blackberry Smartphone
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Too expensive for what you get
Blackberry Bold 9900
Member Name: Jcm222
Blackberry Bold 9900
Date: 31/10/12, updated on 31/10/12 (15 review reads)
Advantages: Camera, touch screen
Disadvantages: Clunky, complicated, hard to navigate, freezes
I purchased this phone to double as both a business phone and also a phone for leisure, as I knew Blackberry included many cool features like BBM Messenger which I could use to communicate with friends.
DESIGN , EASE OF USE
The phone looks very well and has a carbon fibre reverse which seems to be really sturdy and hard to scratch. In the box you also get a cleaning cloth and genuine Blackberry leather case.
The phone is quite large but is comfortable to hold in your hand. However, I found it quite difficult to use and found the menu quite overcrowded and complicated.
CAMERA, OTHER FEATURES
The camera on the phone is of a reasonable quality and can take some neat photographs. I also think the music player is quite aesthetically pleasing, and the transfer software is good. However the speaker quality is not very good.
The display quality is decent, however not as good as I expected. I found the QWERTY keyboard and trackball quite fiddly when using the internet, and this is why the touch screen was very useful. The screen is a good size allowing you to view lots of the web page
I think the phone is overpriced (£400), as there are no features which I found to be exceptional. Unfortunately on the second day of careful use, the phone froze twice, requiring a soft reset. I would be afraid that the phone's software cannot keep up with simple actions.
I would recommend the phone if, and only if, it was half the price, perhaps around £225 but not the current full price. I think the phone is quite 'clunky' and hard to navigate around. Perhaps it would be better suited to those accustomed to the Blackberry operating system - it is not for new recruits!
Summary: Over priced and hard to use