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BlackBerry Bold 9700

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This update to the Bold is smaller and lighter, and steps up to a 3-megapixel auto-focus camera. Key features include 3G data, high-resolution display, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi, video capture, 3.5mm headphone jack, memory card slot, full web browser, and stereo Bluetooth.

versions for different carriers support different 3G radio frequency bands

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WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
(T-Mobile USA version has WCDMA 1700 & 900 in place of WCDMA 850 & 1900)
Weight 4.3 oz   (122 g)
Dimensions 4.29" x 2.36" x 0.56"   (109 x 60 x 14.2 mm)
Battery Talk: 6 hours max.   (360 minutes)
Standby: 408 hours max.   (17 days)
1500 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 480 x 360 pixels
2.4"   diagonal
Colors: 65,536 (16-bit)
OS / Platform BlackBerry OS
Processor ?
Memory 128 MB internal storage
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID L6ARCM70UW » (approved Oct 23, 2009)
L6ARCN70UW » (approved Oct 23, 2009)

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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
supports LBS / includes BlackBerry Maps
Ruggedized -
Water-Resistant -
Adjustable Text Size Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Rating: M3, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
Multiple Languages Some versions only
TTY/TDD (Digital) Some versions only
External Display -
Ringer Profiles Number of profiles: 7
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, DUN, A2DP 1.2, AVRC 1.3, SAP 1.1, (MAP)
version 2.1+EDR
Infrared (IR) -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot -
PC Sync Yes
USB Connector: Micro-USB
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b,g
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3, WAV
Data & Network
Data Tethering Yes
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode CEA Standard Icon: No
High-Speed Data Technology: HSDPA 3.6
UMA Some versions only
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: BlackBerry Browser 5.0
supports full HTML
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry -
Side Keys shortcut key on left / volume, shortcut keys on right / mute, lock keys on top
Text Keyboard, Hardware Layout: QWERTY
Touch Screen -
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot Card Type: microSD (TransFlash)
up to 32 GB
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP, Exchange
push / supports attachments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) and secure email
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Windows Live, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AOL, ICQ
Text Messaging (SMS) Yes
Text Messaging Templates -
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, WMA9, WMA9 Pro, WMA 10, AMR, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: 3+ megapixel
auto-focus, image stabilization, LED flash
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
TV Output -
Video Capture up to 480 x 360 pixels
Fast Charging -
Wireless Charging -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Version: MIDP 2.1
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes


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