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Nov 21, 2009, 7:38 PM

Do-It-Yourself Video to fix Bold 9700 many keyboard issues »


Have you ever taken your phone back to T-Mobile and the teenager behind the counter doesn't want to help or pretend not to know anything?

Why not fix the problem yourself?

I opened up my Blackberry to loosened
up the keyboard, now the End Key is not sticking anymore.

Another problem solved.

You're welcome!

Nov 20, 2009, 8:11 PM

Problem with sticky "Send" key and LCD light leaching under "Menu" and "Return" keys

Only 3 days after I bought this phone, I've discovered quality issues with this phone.

- The Send key button feels very spongy and creaky.

- There is light emanating in the gap between the LCD screen and Menu/Return buttons. I think over time these are buttons are raised ever-so-slightly and it allows the light to shine through.

It seems like the engineers at Blackberry didn't get the right materials for these issues.

Nov 10, 2009, 7:44 PM

AT&T when?

Just being impatient. Does anyone have a confirmed street date?
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Nov 20, 2009, 12:15 PM

GPS with Google Maps

This is my first use of GPS with any phone. Downloaded Google Maps and used the GPS function on blackberry while driving yesterday. The back-light stayed on while in Map mode.

I'm amazed at the battery life with all the programs running. Still 1/2 battery life end of day.

Google Maps also displays traffic and bus schedules.

Played with Latitude on Google Maps as well. I could see where my wife was going and she can see my location in real time as well. Now I know where she spends all her time, in the shopping mall!!!

Nov 19, 2009, 10:27 PM

It's a keeper

It's official! I'm keeping this phone.

Why? Today, I'm running the GPS, playing music on my bluetooth headset, checking e-mail & texting (while i'm driving) and received a call or two, and surfing the web!

The ability to handle multiple apps simultaneously is the key. And yes, the battery is still half-full from today's usage.

My old Curve 8320 would had choked on the music and another app.

Good job Blackberry. This phone is amazing and keeps up with me :-)

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Nov 19, 2009, 1:36 AM

Three BIg Problems so far

1) The microSD card I have does not "click" into place above the battery. The 2 MB Sandisk that came with the phone clicks into place. I have a 4 GB Transend does not click into place, therefore Blackberry will not recognize the card.

2) The leather battery door is so hard to remove. I almost feel like breaking the glass screen trying to remove the battery door.

3) Can't yet get use to the keyboard. The odd shaped keyboard is harder to type than my old Curve 8320.

Still deciding whether to keep this one.

Nov 16, 2009, 2:30 PM

I came, I saw, I bought

I went to the T-Mobile store. Bought it for $449.99 + tax. Spread out 20 months on approved credit. Paid $22.50 + tax out the door.

- All of the units made in Mexico.

- The volume on earpiece is same as original Blackberry 8320. The speakerphone is not as loud.

Will test out everything to see if it works properly.

So far, the memory was 110 MB free. The OS speed is faster than Curve 8320. The battery door cover doesn't rattle like the 8900 Curve. Solid build.

Nov 16, 2009, 10:29 AM

HSDPA 3.6 only?

I thought it was supposed to have 7.2 HSPA since its a new phone.

Nov 16, 2009, 2:16 AM

Bold 9700 on sale now T-mobile web site.

Looks like its shopping time. Hope they will have it stock at my local T-Mobile store tomorrow, Monday.

I'm going to test out the earpiece volume and speaker volume Monday and report back.

Nov 7, 2009, 12:36 PM


How are they gonna make a Bold 2 and have the memory be smaller??? thats retarded! After they made the quality of the screen better, the camera better, and the battery life better, and then leave you with on 128mb of memory to start off with!

I honestly think that BB would do so much better if they built in the memory like the i-phone does! Then they could compete even more!!!!

Well theres my two cents(sense)! Razz
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Nov 8, 2009, 11:11 PM

Is the earpiece and speakerphone loud?

This is the number issue I have with cell phones. They're not loud enough to hear in traffic, subways or restaurants.

Is the new Blackberry Bold 9700 loud on the earpiece and speakerphone as my Blackberry Curve 8320?

FYI: I don't think the Curve 8900 or Bold 9000 are loud enough. That's why I never upgraded. My Curve 8320 speakerphone does distort when the volume is at max. The Moto Cliq is plenty loud, but I will wait to hear the Bold 9700 first.
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