Editors Liked

  • Best keyboard in the review; best battery life
  • Fast and fairly easy to use, Nice extras included, Lots of features, Great business phone, Decent close up pictures, Well made phone
  • Good call quality, excellent keyboard, solid battery life, sturdy build
  • The RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 adds Wi-Fi and double the onboard memory. The smartphone offers world-roaming capabilities and the SIM can be unlocked. Nice form factor
  • World roaming and other solid business features, Excellent full QWERTY keyboard
  • Great voice quality, speedy. Optical trackpad is wonderful
  • Great design with comfortable keyboard, Easy-to-use optical trackpad, Sharp 3.2-MP camera
  • Excellent call quality. Good battery life. Sharp camera

Editors Didn't Like

  • Need to link instant messaging and email
  • Battery life is a bit low with heavy usage, Keys are cramped, No touch screen, Screen is small
  • Poor application store, stale operating system, dated web browser
  • BlackBerry browser is clunky to navigate and limited in functionality compared to others
  • No WebKit browser with BlackBerry OS 5.0, Lack of trackball may disconcert some users
  • Small screen, middling reception, not much sex appeal
  • Lackluster web browser, Doesn't support 802.11n, Low-res camcorder
  • Relatively tiny screen. Fewer apps compared to other platforms