BlackBerry Bold 9700 review

The Bold 9700 is the latest in RIM’s flagship line up and its sleek design has got our mouth watering. Does it really deserve to be range topper though? We review it to find out.

To select anything, you simply press down on the trackpad and will hear and feel a satisfying click as it responds.

The same satisfying response can be said of the keyboard too. It's full QWERTY none of this SureType here, and each key is angled, as it was on the Bold 9000.

The keys may be smaller, but the texture means you want miss a key because they're so well defined under the fingertip.

The top of the Bold 9700 is angled, like on the Curve 8900. What you won't see on the Curve 8900 though, are the mute and lock buttons, almost invisibly built into the panel, at either end. Click on these and you'll feel them only very lightly give underneath your finger.

We thought this was a little unreliable it's very hard to judge whether you've activated the option, so you'll have to check on the screen that you've either locked the keyboard or muted the phone.

Packed into the Bold 9700's sleek frame is all the connectivity you could want. There's Wi-Fi a/b/g, HSDPA, A-GPS complete with Google Maps and Stereo Bluetooth all onboard.

The introduction of OS 5.0 on the Bold 9700 just adds to the ultra sleek design of the hardware. And, although you won't see any big changes to the look of the interface in general, it's what inside that counts.

If you're a BlackBerry Messenger user, this has been revamped, and you can make great use of BlackBerry's barcode messaging feature.

Featured Resources

Next-generation time series: Forecasting for the real world, not the ideal world

Solve time series problems with AI

Free download

The future of productivity

Driving your business forward with Microsoft Office 365

Free download

How to plan for endpoint security against ever-evolving cyber threats

Safeguard your devices, data, and reputation

Free download

A quantitative comparison of UPS monitoring and servicing approaches across edge environments

Effective UPS fleet management

Free download

Recommended

BlackBerry and AWS are developing a standardized vehicle data platform
operating systems

BlackBerry and AWS are developing a standardized vehicle data platform

1 Dec 2020

Most Popular

UK spy agencies supercharge espionage efforts with AWS data deal
cloud computing

UK spy agencies supercharge espionage efforts with AWS data deal

26 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?
cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?

27 Oct 2021
Apple MacBook Pro 15in vs Dell XPS 15: Clash of the titans
Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 15in vs Dell XPS 15: Clash of the titans

11 Oct 2021