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BlackBerry Bold 9000 is a Global Blackberry messaging smartphone with quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G connectivity as well as Wi-Fi networking

BlackBerry Bold 9000 is Compatible with AT&T Navigator GPS turn-by-turn directions, AT&T Mobile Music, and streaming video from Cellular Video service

BlackBerry Bold 9000 has 2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth for handsfree devices; MicroSD expansion (to 32 GB); newly designed QWERTY keyboard

BlackBerry Bold 9000 is Up to 4.5 hours of talk time, up to 324 hours (13.5 days) of standby time

What's in the Box: handset, battery, charger, USB cable, 3.5mm stereo headset, holster, quick start guide and user manual, CD with Blackberry Desktop software

BlackBerry Bold 9000
At Amazon: $ 149. Save: (70%) Visit Amazon
At Ebay: $ 355

BlackBerry Bold 9000 Reviews
Well, this phone is much better than I thought. Much better. Excellent connections, super speakerphone, POWERFUL Wi-Fi capabilities (tried it at several locations - worked great), and it works great as a phone. As far as the criticisms many have mentioned regarding the battery, the BB Bold is far better than Palm Centro (to say the least), and it charges well with either AC or USB connectors. I've changed my mind about returning it now. And I will ask Amazon to change my mark to 4-stars. The strength of this device is its robustness and capabilities - not its intuitiveness. If you can get past that hurdle, you'll love the BB Bold.

Update: 17 Dec 08 - Confusing interface but a powerful device. Surfs Wi Fi very effectively if not intuitively. Perhaps not as delicate as I thought. Become "one" with the machine by memorizing several different nonsense commands, and it works. Blackberry could have taken some user interface cues from iPhone. Still stand by my marks for this device due to its inherent user-unfriendliness. Typical PC product.

I understand the excitement for this device - lots of technical capability, and it is a good phone. However, the form-factor & design leaves me wondering.

Design & solidness? This is an extremely wide device and the surrounding frame looks and feels like pressed metal. The back of the unit looks and feels like a vinyl top of a 1976 Chyrsler Cordoba. I've yet to own a phone where the back cover was covered with vinyl. Very strange. The control buttons built-in to the surrounding frame look and feel cheap.

Wet protection? Zero. I realize this phone is not a submersible communications device, but there are more holes in this unit's structure than several large pieces of Swiss cheese.

Software selection & soft-key buttons? Scolling using the center roller doesn't make sense to me. A touch screen would have been a better & more logical option. But there is no touch screen here. Regarding function selection and softkey use, it just doesn't make any intuitive sense. The user must become "one" with this device and it is not natural.

I will be boxing it up and sending it on its way.

On the positive side, I must commend AT&T for shipping this unit & accessories to me so quickly (within 14 hours from my phone call I received the package at my front door). Very impressive customer support by AT&T. Everything needed was included in the box: AC charger, Car charger, earphone/mic attachment (which is amazingly cheap, however), battery, new SIM car, and case.

Blackberry Bold requires too much work simply to select a function or make an adjustment.

This device reminds me of a 1980s series 286x desktop computer whereas the user needs to know DOS commands in order to quickly get the job done. Same here, and while it's not a desktop computer, this phone requires a similar degree of human-machine function in order to get the best use out of the device.

You make like it. But like I say, it's just not for me. T. K. Grimes

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