BlackBerry Bold 9930 – Nice, But PriceyCell Phones — on August 21, 2011 at 12:50 am | Comment Now
We could describe the all new BlackBerry Bold 9930 only by saying that it is the best BlackBerry Bold handset, and by doing that we won’t be lying or exaggerating it at all. This also makes it clear why RIM considers their Bold 9900 series as their flagship model in their latest line of OS 7 handsets. Now, we know that the Torch 9810 flaunts a slide out keyboard and that the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 had a complete touch-screen interface. But the BlackBerry Bold 9930 has been developed on the iconic BlackBerry design and it enhances it tenfold. The Stunning good looks and the imposing feature set, improvements under-the-hood because of OS 7, and astral performance decisively puts the handset in the category of premium smartphone.
Sure, we had our set of concerns about the handset. Now, while we like it, we would also like to say that the design of the device is more evolutionary than subversive, and that the new OS 7 of the company is not at all different from the OS 6 as far as the UI is concerned. Furthermore, we also think that at $249.99 the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is a tad overpriced after a two-year contract and a rebate. In simple terms the BlackBerry Bold 9930 might appeal the BlackBerry loyalists but we aren’t paying that heavy amount for the handset, especially considering the fact that there are more potent rivals available in market at lower price range.
As far as design is concerned in one glance the BlackBerry Bold 9930 will appear like just another boring messaging phone, and will make you upset. But in actual the handset is far from that, and although the Bold 9930 has taken design cues from its other QWERTY brethrens, but still the handset has been designed by keeping design in mind. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 comes swathed in high-quality plastic on rear and front end and a piece of strong stainless steel forms the external frame of the body. The phone gets its premium feel with its lustrous battery cover and its soft-touch bezel on its rear end.
The BlackBerry Bold 9930 measures 4.53 in x 2.6 in x 0.41 in (H x W x D), which makes it a sleek handset, and the slender profile of the handset makes it one of the thinnest BlackBerry yet. The best thing here is that RIM has broadened the back of the handset a bit and hence the BlackBerry Bold 9930 now has a bigger display and a spacious keyboard.
Finally we would say that the all new BlackBerry Bold 9930 as for now is the best QWERTY BlackBerry phone that we’ve seen, but at the same time we think that the price should’ve been a tad lower.