Review: BlackBerry Bold 9700
Phone Scoop takes RIM's new Bold 9700 for a spin. Top-notch build quality and a solid software experience make this smartphone a better 'Berry.
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For T-Mobile and AT&T customers, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is a long overdue - but welcome - addition to both carriers' 3G smartphone line ups. In fact, it's the first 3G BlackBerry for T-Mobile. That, in and of itself, is big news. Research In Motion has tackled the number one concern about the original Bold - its size - and introduced a smaller smartphone that is extremely capable and looks good.
TCL gave its BlackBerry phone a total makeover and hit all the right spots. The phone is easier on the eyes, easier to hold and use, and more powerful than ever thanks to improved specs.
TCL has a new BlackBerry on deck for keyboard lovers. The KEY2 LE is a stripped-down version of the KEY2.
The Key2 LE shares the same basic size, shape, and appearance of the pricier Key2, but downshifts materials and components to make it less costly. If you're a keyboard die-hard, the Key2 LE is an intriguing and affordable option thanks to the solid Android platform and productivity-boosting software from BlackBerry.
The latest collaboration between BlackBerry Mobile and TCL is the Motion, a large slab that runs Android and boasts BlackBerry's powerful productivity tools. Mobile pros will be happy with features such as BlackBerry Hub and the Productivity Tab, while businesses that deploy the Motion will appreciate the DTEK security software.
The KEYone is made by TCL and it runs Google's Android operating system, but this phone clearly has the heart and soul of a BlackBerry beating within. BlackBerry and TCL designed the KEYone together to ensure it offers the best from BlackBerry, TCL, and Google.
Release date / RIM application mkt questions
Has there been any official word on the release date to this phone for tmobile?
Is the BB application mkt compatible to the iPhone/android mkt?
Why the phone not put in 3G mode?
Web sites loaded pretty quickly via 3G, but not super speedy fast.