Editors Liked

  • Superior Keyboard, 3G, GPS & WiFi Support, DivX/XviD Support, Excellent EMail Services, Simple to Use UI, Optical Trackpad, Classy Looks, Very Good Battery Life
  • Good build, compact, lightweight, sharp screen, optical trackpad, 3.5mm jack, 3MP AF camera, smoother OS, talktime, DivX & XviD support
  • Excellent form factor. Razor-sharp screen. Good keyboard. Solid call quality
  • Super fast OS, Plenty of media support, Excellent audio quality, Good camera, Good Battery Life
  • Attractive, slimmeddown design, Excellent, ergonomic keyboard
  • Sleek design, Optical trackpad for easy navigation, Brilliant, highresolution display, Excellent business functionality, Responsive QWERTY keyboard, Unlimited WiFi calls on TMobile version
  • Near-perfect design. Beautiful display. Great voice quality. Robust media sync options. Excellent battery life
  • Solid and well made. Compact design. User-friendly and easy-to-set-up push email service. Tactile QWERTY. Vivid display. Integrated 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Optical trackpad, Solid build quality, Landline-like voice quality, Tack-sharp screen, Longest battery life of all BlackBerrys
  • Good multimedia features and great messaging experience. UMA WiFi calling is a big plus on TMobile version
  • Perfect QWERTY keyboard, best email support on the market, super responsive trackpad.
  • Excellent design, continues the classic trend of the previous Bold, Keypad has improved, with texture to add to the ease of typing, Optical track pad has replaced the trackball, and now supports swipe gestures, 256 mb RAM, and faster processor, Screen
  • Slimmer looks, UMA calling, Decent battery life
  • Good multimedia skills, solid call properties, good pocketability and durability
  • Trackpad a much better input than the trackball, Higherresolution screen, 3G for TMobile users, WiFi calling and visual voicemail (on TMobile/Rogers), Significantly improved camera for still shots, Clear calling on 3G and WiFi, Capable if unspectacular em
  • Great battery life. Well organized inbox aggregates all incoming messages. UMA calling is very convenient.
  • Beautiful industrial design, Comfortable keyboard, Wi-Fi calling, Sharp 3.2-MP camera
  • The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 boasts a sleeker design that includes an optical trackpad, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a brilliant display. The smartphone is 3G capable and offers Wi-Fi with UMA support, Bluetooth, and GPS. It also gets a faster processor

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive, App Store Doesn't Offer Enough, Depends on Blackberry Service Too Much
  • No FM tuner, last row of keys smaller, missing accelerometer & compass, need to purchase document editor
  • Browser still needs help. Not a big jump up from earlier models
  • No Maps for GPS, Still no Flash support for browser
  • Camera is just average, Browser can't compete with other top phones
  • Small 2.4inch display, Tired user interface, Sluggish browser, Limited apps
  • Middling browser. Buggy video player. Lacks the T-Mobile version's unlimited Wi-Fi calling
  • Average camera and video capture resolution. App Store still a bit threadbare
  • Keyboard potentially too small for larger fingers, Slow browser
  • Slow web surfing even with 3G
  • Limited customisation possible.Look and Feel
  • Improved camera, with 3.2 megapixels but still on the low side comparitively, Screen is quite small
  • Unchanged design, Poor signal connection
  • Trackpad takes getting used to, feels too small to be a Bold
  • BlackBerry OS 5.0 still at times ungainly, Poor video capture, Internet, GPS and media no longer classleading, App World not as extensive or as easy as iPhone's App Store
  • Interface still bland, poorly organized. Web browser lags behind competition. Lacks some necessary software, including turn-by-turn GPS navigation.
  • OS feels a bit stale, Mediocre Web browser
  • The BlackBerry browser doesn't compare to the competition. The handset's compact size results in a smaller display and keyboard, but they aren't deal-breakers