BlackBerry 9930 Bold

  • BlackBerry 9930 Bold
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  • Excellent formfactor and build quality, excellent display, great performance with smooth and responsive OS, great social media integration messaging experience.
  • Sleek design, Sharp screen, Sublime QWERTY keyboard, Unlocked SIM card slot for overseas travel.
  • Great hardware, awesome keyboard, fast processor


  • Not a 4G device, slow web speeds, some reception issues, needs to be priced more competitively
  • No 4G, No mobile hotspot mode, Few compelling apps available.

Expert reviews and ratings

By MobilesRoom on 73

Bold 9930 is a great phone which boasts of study and slim design coupled with great keyboard and voice reception facilities. The touchscreen of the device is also quite responsive, but the UI and the camera is not up to the market. At the above price...

By Chip Chick on

Because of its great form-factor, excellent keyboard and display, superb messaging and social media integration, great multitasking and peppy performance, the latest generation of the Bold is the best BlackBerry ever. However, battery life on the Bold...

By PC Mag on 60

Sprint's version of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is slightly different than its Verizon cousin, but the overall theme is the same: flashy, current-generation hardware, but yesterday's operating system and apps....

By BrightHub on 60

Overall, disappointingly, the Bold 9930 ranks in as an 'Average' smartphone. RIM has done a great job building up anticipation for the next generation of BlackBerries and the Bold 9930 started off strong with its absolutely stunning design, but...

By Phone Scoop on

Research In Motion did a very good job with the BlackBerry Bold 9930. It is not radically new by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a significant upgrade compared to what preceded it. The hardware is probably the best every designed by RIM,...

By MobileBurn on 68

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 (and its 9900 brethren) is one of three new smartphones from RIM that run the new BlackBerry 7 OS. Of the three, (the other two being the Torch 9810 and the Torch 9850/9860), the...

By LaptopMag on 60

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon Wireless--a smartphone with a small 2.8-inch display and no 4G data--costs $249. Seriously? You can get a 4.3-inch with LTE for that. Then again, the 9330 does something no BlackBerry has done before: Combine a...

By eTech Reviews on

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.Random PostsTags: blackberry bold 9930...

By PC Mag on 60

Despite its classy design and fast CPU, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 for Verizon is essentially a middling attempt to keep RIM afloat ahead of its long-delayed QNX software platform....

By cnet on 80

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is the best QWERTY BlackBerry to date, but should be priced...

By PCWorld on 70

Of the three new BlackBerrys coming out this fall, the Bold 9930 is definitely my favorite. The keyboard is superb, the phone's design and construction are pristine, and the new features in 7 OS, such as NFC and HD video capture, are a huge plus....

By MobileTechReview on 70

If you're a BlackBerry person, you'll love the BlackBerry Bold 9930. It is indeed the best BlackBerry yet. It's fast, good looking and the keyboard is the best, bar none. Battery life is as good as slower and older BlackBerries despite the...

By SlashGear on

As with the Torch 9810, there’s a sense that the Bold 9930 is RIM’s answer to criticism of previous Bold devices. Users wanted a spacious keyboard in the style of the original 9000, as well as a more premium-feeling chassis, and that’s...

By Engadget on 70

The BlackBerry Bold 9930 feels like the beginning of a transition -- the last hurrah for an OS that isn't much longer for this world. Or maybe that's just us being optimistic. We'd love to have been able to use this phone with a more modern,...

By Phone Arena on 80

Without a doubt, if there’s one upcoming BlackBerry smartphone that’s worth picking up, it has to be none other than the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Sporting that iconic design that exhibits some noteworthy iterative improvements, it’s...