Editors Liked

  • Nifty flip form factor, Great voice quality, Strong reception, Cheaper plan prices than with the Sprint version
  • Comes with BlackBerry OS 6, Full QWERTY keyboard, Browser faster than previous BlackBerry browsers, Good call quality
  • Excellent voice quality, Practical, compact clamshell design, Full QWERTY keyboard, Respectable 5-megapixel camera, Speedy OS navigation, Sharp, bright interior and exterior screens, Affordable
  • Clever external display, Surprisingly good 5MP camera, Responsive, comfortable keyboard, Bright main display, BB6 a major boost to web accuracy and more, Price is right if on a cheap plan
  • Solid industrial design, good call quality, decent battery life
  • Stylish clamshell design, External display very useful, BlackBerry OS 6.0 brings refreshed apps
  • Fairly cheap price tag ($99.99 with two-year contract after $100 mail-in rebate); “new” clamshell design; easily pocketable; no butt dialing; BlackBerry 6; decent camera; good battery life.What's Bad: The screen is almost at too much of an
  • Excellent build quality, charming design, excellent messaging features, great call quality, powerful speaker, bright and colorful display is easy on the eyes, affordable price tag, good multitasking performance
  • The flip formfactor is done well this time around, Great keyboard, Crisp display, Good call quality
  • BlackBerry 6 OS enhancements, Good camera, External screen provides message previews, Nice selection of pre-loaded apps

Editors Didn't Like

  • Short battery life, Pitiful app store, Few decent apps available
  • Bulky, Small selection of apps, Short battery life, Keys are flat
  • Poor camera placement, Spotty Wi-Fi reception, Only shoots VGA video, Slow, clumsy browser, So-so battery life
  • Short battery life, Android and iPhone more advanced for the price, App store, browser, maps not quite up to par, Soso call quality
  • Low resolution display, awkward while taking pictures, soso keyboard
  • Occasional lags in performance, Casing collects enough fingerprints to provide a permanent record, Awkward angle when taking headon pictures, soso camera
  • The screen is almost at too much of an angle, very glossy face, easily scratched and fingerprint magnet; the keyboard is a little different from any other BlackBerry and I found it a little difficult to get used to
  • Display is small and low res, camera is awkwardly placed on the device, camera shots are mediocre, web browsing can be a slow experience
  • Camera and video performance is lacking, Web browser is still subpar
  • Keyboard is a bit flat, Relatively slow web browser, Lid picks up fingerprints