BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Posted: January 4, 2010
BlackBerry Bold 9700 Review

Does BlackBerry Bold 9700 satiate the email and web browsing needs of CrackBerry fans? Chris Hardwick and Olivia Munn take a look at its hi-res display, full keyboard, new track pad navigation and 3.2 mega pixel camera to see if this latest Bold can live up to its $100 (with contract) price tag.

What You Need To Know

  • The Bold 9700 is thinner than the original and one of the smallest BlackBerries to date.
  • It's little over 0.5" thick and weighs only 4.3 ounces but still doesn't feel cheap.
  • The screen is a little smaller than the first Bold but still looks spectacular.
  • RIM decided to use the optical trackpad rather than the trackball, which works just as well.
  • It feels more accurate when you're navigating around and selecting menu items.
  • You won't accidentally move it to the side when you press down on the pad (which occasionally happened with the trackball).
  • The keyboard feels just as comfortable as the BlackBerry Tour, but it's a little smaller than the original Bold's keyboard.
  • Overall, the keyboard works great.
  • The browser is a little faster but it's still way too hard to zoom in or see an entire page at a glance.
  • The camera takes a while to capture pictures but images look fantastic.
  • It's 3.2 mega pixels and has a flash.
  • The BlackBerry App World has several thousand apps, but still hasn't reached iPhone or Android status.
  • Multi-tasking is also available: just hold down the menu button to switch between running apps.
  • The phone comes with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and you can pay for a $10/month service to make/receive calls over the wireless.
  • The Bold does take a long time to boot up.


  • $100 with a T-Mobile contract


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Comments are Closed

  • bratan

    Yeah this review was totally worthless :)
    "I like it so I'll give it 4.5 for no explainable reason" :P

    Posted: January 6, 2010 1:50 PM
  • Lucifer6972


    You know who makes me feel that way? Sarah Palin. If you're into politcis or just the people in general you'll know who she is. And trust me, she's supposed to be my unconscious or in nice terms, conscious. But good lord, sometimes I'm like, "Yeah, just give me the gun."

    At leats Olivia's nice, she's a nice girl.

    Posted: January 6, 2010 8:27 AM
  • OzwaldZissou

    Olivia is hot and all that but GOD she makes me wanna bang my hang against the wall until I bleed. I feel sorry for Kevin and Chris having to deal with her daily.

    Posted: January 4, 2010 11:00 PM