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BlackBerry Bold 9700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3566 reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9700. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also appreciated, but the reception and reliability get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. The performance and design get less positive views.

price, usability, sound, design, performance

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Bold 9700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1303 user reviews of BlackBerry Bold 9700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the connectivity and size, and reviews about the GPS navigation and camera are different.

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700

 

BlackBerry's new flagship smartphone is definitely one to look out for.

The Blackberry Bold 9700 may not have quite the distinctive style of the Bold 9000 but in every other sense it's a worthy successor. It's well made, feels nice in the hand, has a great screen and keyboard, and the new optical trackpad is at least equal...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Blackberry Bold 9700 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold was one of the world's finest messaging smartphones. But is its successor, the fitter, leaner looking 9700, a worthy successor?

A compact, user-friendly messaging smartphone at the top of its game. Just don’t expect multimedia miracles

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The BlackBerry Bold was one of the world's finest messaging smartphones. But is its successor, the fitter, leaner looking 9700, a worthy successor?

A compact, user-friendly messaging smartphone at the top of its game. Just don't expect multimedia miracles

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700

 

It's fair to say the BlackBerry Bold took the QWERTY market by storm. It was a badge that said you'd made it in business, as commuter trains packed full of suits flashing RIM's flagship device. The last Bold hit as the world economy slumped, so it's...

Hardware, keyboard, screen, email

OS lacking integration of existing online or social networking services

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 feels like the last step in an evolution of devices, bringing together the form factor from the Curve 8900 with the tech specs of the original Bold. It brings with it the two key elements that BlackBerry users love: an...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Duncan Geere (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 - First Look

 

RIM picked a hell of a week to release its new flagship smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9700. Microsoft and Apple have been fighting for press attention, with the former releasing its most-anticipated operating system for many years and the latter...

Great keyboard, excellent screen

Nothing in the user interface has really changed

Overall, in our short time with the device, the Bold 9700 seems like a solid improvement on the old Bold. It doesn't do anything terribly revolutionary - focusing on the communications experience above everything else - but it's a solid smartphone...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

 

Can the new Bold better the excellent original?

Speedy interface ; Smooth controls ; Stylish chassis

Slow internet browser ; Dating OS ; Slightly cramped keyboard

A great phone that once again leads the BlackBerry pack. Almost certain to be a bigger hit than the first Bold, and that's saying something

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

 

A smart, well-made phone with top business credentials, the Bold 9700 can be a pain to set up correctly, and doesn't offer a large screen or a wide variety of apps

Jul, 2010

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

 

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has a glamorous black interface highlighting its large application icons and smart frets dividing the rows of characters on the keypad.

A slimmer, lighter Bold than the original model, we like the substitution of the trackball for the touchpad and think this BlackBerry line remains the most appealing that RIM offers. Time will tell whether qwerty keypad fans find the BlackBerry Bold...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.co.uk)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (AT&T) review

 

Editors' note: Portions of the Features section were taken from our review of the T-Mobile RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 since the two versions share a number of similarities.

The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 features a sleeker design than its predecessor and adds a 3.5mm headphone jack, a responsive optical trackpad, and an extra-sharp display. The smartphone is fast and offers the full range of wireless options and robust...

The BlackBerry browser lags behind the competition in terms of usability and features. You can only download apps to the phone's main memory.

Though Web browsing is not its forte, the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 is one of the most powerful and best messaging smartphones in AT&T's lineup.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Editorial Team (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

 

BlackBerry handsets have traditionally been the stomping ground of the business user, but with a sleeker form and some serious thought put into the media functions, the Bold 9700 could be a serious consumer…

Nov, 2009
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