Review: BlackBerry Bold 9930
Phone Scoop takes RIM's newest BlackBerry for Verizon Wireless for a spin in this full review. Find out if the BlackBerry Bold 9930 has what it takes to compete with today's leading smartphones.
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For the fan of the physical QWERTY keyboard, it has always been tough to beat a BlackBerry. The Bold boldly takes a step in a new direction, however, by adding a touch screen. Toss RIM's new BlackBerry 7 system software into the mix and you have an interesting hybrid device that looks to be a jack of all trades. Does it master any of them?
New BlackBerry Bolds Add Touch, NFC, Run OS 7
May 2, 2011
Research In Motion today announced a new series of Bold handsets, the 9900 and 9930, which marry a traditional BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard with a touch screen. The new Bolds are the first BlackBerries to include near-field communications (NFC) for mobile payments.
RIM Dinged with Bluetooth-Related Patent Suit
Dec 11, 2012
Wi-LAN has filed a lawsuit against Research In Motion alleging that the BlackBerry maker is infringing on a single patent related to Bluetooth technology. Wi-LAN says a number of RIM's smartphones, such as the Bold, Pearl, Storm, and Torch, infringe on the patent.
NXP Sues RIM Over Patents, Wants Triple Damages
Apr 3, 2012
Research In Motion was hit with a lawsuit by NXP, which alleges that RIM's BlackBerry Torch, Curve, and Bold smartphones infringe on six of its patents. NXP wants sales of the devices halted, and compensatory and triple damages.
Verizon Updates BlackBerry 9930 Bold, 9850 Torch
Oct 19, 2011
Verizon Wireless has made operating system updates available to both the Research In Motion BlackBerry 9930 Bold and 9850 Torch. Both are being updated to OS version 188.8.131.524 and include extensive change logs.
RIM to Add NFC-Based 'Tag' App to BlackBerries
Oct 10, 2011
Research In Motion today announced a forthcoming update to its BlackBerry 7 platform that will add an application called Tag. The application makes use of the near-field communications chip on recently released BlackBerry smartphones so users can share contact information, documents, URLs, photos, and other multimedia content by tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together.
you gotta be kidding me....
To play devil's advocate, I'm sure RIM would say it's necessary to keep it as thin as it is, and also that this is a business-oriented phone, so the camera isn't nec...
My 2 cents