Blackberry Bold 9700: This is BOLD number 2

Fact: Blackberry is no longer just a brand for Business users.

IMO, Blackberry’s new direction is to target the mass market. The consumers’ working life is so integrated into their leisure lifestyle. Clearly, with other manufacturers coming up with phones that can be use in both the working and leisure lifestyle, Blackberry cannot remain to be a manufacturer that makes dull corporate messenger phones.

Bold 9000 has been a great device in the correct device. It looks cool and work even better. I have to say its keypad is probably best in the QWERTY phone market. The Blackberry web browser is not too bad either, its fast but the screen size is probably still going to limit the browsing experience compared to the iPhone.

Significant differences:

  • Size: (Link) – Blackberry Bold 9700 is smaller than Blackberry Bold 9000
  • Track ball in 9000 is replaced by optical pad in 9700
  • 2MP camera in 9000 compared to 3.2 MP camera in 9700
  • Blackberry OS 4.0 in 9000 and 5.0 in 9700
  • Document reader in 9000 and editor in 9700 ???? (I am not too sure but seems to be the case!)

Not much differences? It depends on whether you are already a Bold owner. If you have a Bold 9000, there aren’t much reasons why you should swap for a 9700.

Singtel is taking pre-order now… (Link)

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