Sprint BlackBerry 9930 Bold

  • Sprint BlackBerry 9930 Bold
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  • Gorgeous industrial design, Bestinclass physical keyboard, Speed and graphics performance greatly improved.
  • Sleek design, Sharp screen, Sublime QWERTY keyboard, Unlocked SIM card slot for overseas travel.
  • Great hardware, awesome keyboard, fast processor


  • BlackBerry OS is dated and clunky, Software selection is abysmal, Cramped display can be troublesome
  • No 4G, No mobile hotspot mode, Few compelling apps available.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CellPhoneQuick on

Yes, the Bold 9930 now has a touchscreen and a slimmed-down profile, and it maintains the great BlackBerry cornerstones of an excellent keyboard and a solid email application, which is why I’m sure it’s still the smartphone of choice for...

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 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,...