Blackberry’s latest edition is the Bold, which as the name suggests, has a bigger, bolder presence than most other smartphones, though the black and silver finish and the smooth curves also give it a more sleek and refined look. The Blackberry Bold has all the best Blackberry features of past models and adds, amongst other things, the speed of 3G. Designed to replace the 8820, it does have a bit more heft than the 8820, weighing in at 136 grams, but most people would have a difficult time telling the two apart just by weight or looks.
Since it is a bit bigger, it allows you to have a complete QWERTY keyboard on it, making entering text a hassle free task, which is often is on touchscreen smartphones. The easy to use trackball also makes navigation a snap, and the bigger screen is 480×360, making those texts and emails even easier to see now. With the TFT LCD and font sizes that you can customize, you will be able to use the Blackberry Bold without having to squint at all to see what is written on the screen. It is undoubtedly one of the best screens that you will find on any smartphone.
With the addition of a fun media player and effective camera, multimedia enthusiasts are sure to love the Blackberry Bold. The 2 megapixel camera is very effective, and while it will not replace a digital camera completely, it is still great for snapshots and the occasional video you wish to capture. You can even help pass the time with the innovative media player, which features the ability to play whatever music and video file you see fit to check out. You can sync the phone with the music on your computer, and listen to the music through the 3.5mm headphone jack.
There is also plenty of memory with the Bold. It comes with 1 full GB of built-in memory, a 128 MB of flash memory and the ability to expand this even further with the use of a microSD memory card. This means you will have plenty of room for not only your emails and text messages, but for working with data and documents as well. You can even store your information on the Bold for future use. The one downside to the Bold is the battery life, which is shorter than that of the 8820, largely due to the energy requirements for the screen and the 3G connection.
So, if you are in need of a fully functional smartphone / PDA that fully meets your communication needs, the Blackberry Bold is highly recommended. RIM delivered on overcoming all of its previous shortfalls to come up with a competitive mobile device that packs a high resolution screen, 3G capabilities, faster processing speeds, and ample memory.
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