Review: BlackBerry Bold 9700
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microSD for BlackBerry
Can anyone tell me if there is a certain brand of microSD card that works best with BlackBerrys? Or does brand even matter when it comes to these cards? Sorry, I am new to this ....
Cases: Otterbox vs. Seidio
The two brand names I keep coming across are Otterbox and Seidio and I am wondering if the Otterboxes are overkill. Note, I live in NYC and move around the city quite a bit.
question on bluetooth
My new blackberry bold will not connect to bluetooth devices or enable to bluetooth, yesterday when i tried to pair it with a familiar bluetooth device it would not connect. Today it wont enable bluetooth completely. What could be causing this?
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BlackBerry Learning Curve
Finally getting my first BlackBerry when the 9780 drops later this month and I really can't afford any downtime in set up. Any suggestions for the best way to overcome the BlackBerry learning curve? I am open to anything (i.e., books, e-books, websites, other resources).
Thank you in advance.
BB Tour vs BB Bold
3G vs. Edge Data speeds testing
However the faster processor and memory on the new Blackberry 9700 helps render Google Map faster.
The biggest drawback to speed is actually the Blackberry Browser. Its slow. Recommend downloading Opera Mini. Opera Mini will speed up the browsing experience.
Benchmarked the download speeds tethered to a laptop. Edge speeds were measured 50-100K down. 3G speeds measured 200K to 600K down depending on the distance to the cell tower.
Bottom line: 3G is great for laptops but not really noticeable on the phone.
T- Mobile BB9700 Software Problems
Is anybody else experiencing the problems?
Does anyone have the BlackBerry charging pod and if so, do you like it or find it gimmicky and just another object that takes up space?
Does anyone actively use and like the BlackBerry Wired Mono Headset?
Is there a particular case/protective covering you like for your BlackBerry?
With the purchase of the Bold 9700 I am joining the BlackBerry community for the first time so I apologize for the basic nature of these questions. Thanks!!!
With that said, I have WiFi and bluetooth turned on by default. I still get a days life even after 4 months of having the Bold.
I think the blue...
Also, has anyone gone through the BlackBerry Certification process?
Can unlocked Tmobile 9700 get 3G speed in AT&T Network???
Just wonder if i can get full 3G form AT&T network with the UNLOCKED Tmobile 9700???
Please advise, thanks
Visual Voicemail - It's built into Bold 9700 and it's FREE!!!!
- It works perfectly. I can see who called before I check voicemail.
- The actual "voicemail" is stored in your phone. When you check your voicemail, you are not "dialing" into T-Mobile.
I still prefer using Google Voice. With Google Voice, your messages are transcribed into text and e-mailed to you. It's great for professionals who receive lots of phone calls and can't get to all of them.
To summarize, visual voicemail is a welcome addition to the Bold 9700.
Any softwar glitches
Speedy OS and fast App rendering
The ability to handle calls, music, e-mails, text, web, GPS, etc without delay supports my business activities. Just hold down the Menu key and you can switch applications as fast as you can press the button.
Remember, the OS still does not multi-task. Meaning the apps don't run in the background. It just feels like it.
Google Maps render really fast under Wifi. Its all due to the processor speed and additional memory on the 9700.
Battery Life - results after 4 days of testing
In comparison, I use to get 1 full day with the Curve 8320. And that was without GPS.
Handsdown, the Bold 9700 has the best battery life of any cell phone I ever used. Good job RIM!