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Tags: 9700, BlackBerry, Bold, Series
The Bold 9700 is considerably smaller than the original. It measures just 4.3 by 2.4 by .6 inches, and weighs only 4.3 ounces.
One of the trade-offs for the smaller size is that the screen gets smaller too; the Bold 9700′s display measures just 2.4 inches diagonally. But it does feature a high resolution (480 by 360 pixels), and it’s absolutely gorgeous.
The other trade-off for the small size of the phone is a smaller keyboard. But I wasn’t too bothered by the smaller keys; the still sport slight ridges that make them easy to use for thumb typing.
Like the BlackBerry Curve 8520, the Bold 9700 forgoes the traditional trackball found on most BlackBerry phones in favor of a trackpad. RIM reportedly is moving toward all trackpads in the future, and the change is welcome. I found the trackballs often too loose to use comfortably, and they have long been one of the least durable parts of a BlackBerry phone. The trackpads, meanwhile, are less susceptible to breaking, and are very comfortable to use, allowing you to scroll with ease.
- OS 6
- 3G support
- HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
- Wi-Fi with UMA
- 480 x 360 pixels resolution screen
- 256 MB RAM
- 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and autofocus
- 3.5mm jack
- microSD slot.