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BlackBerry Bold 9700 Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone (Black)

Released on 17 November 2009

Manufacturer: BLACKBERRY

5.0 out of 5 (24 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Comment: The Blackberry 9700 is refurbished to grade A standards. The phone comes boxed complete with a battery and charger. The phone comes unlocked and a 3 month warranty is provided.

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The BlackBerry® Bold 9700 is the new and improved upgrade from the orignial bold. The primary differences between the Bold 9700 and the 9000 are the inclusion of BlackBerry OS 5, a 3.2 megapixel camera (instead of a 2 megapixel one) and a small touchpad to replace the rollerball on the 9000. The 9700 is quite a bit smaller and lighter than its predecessor, and it looks more like the 8520 than the 9000 overall.

No compromises
With email, phone, IM and the Internet, it can connect you. With an integrated organiser, it can help you stay on top of your day. With camera and video recording, you can capture and share the moment with just a few clicks. And that's just the beginning.

Superior performance
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone's support for tri-band HSDPA and enterprise-grade Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) networks and its next-generation mobile processor make short work of downloading email attachments, streaming video or rendering web pages. The BlackBerry Bold 9700 also includes 256 MB Flash memory plus 1 GB on-board storage memory, as well as a microSD/SDHC memory card slot that is conveniently accessible from a side door.

It comes with the renowned BlackBerry productivity applications, including phone, email, messaging, organiser and browser, and works with thousands of mobile business and lifestyle applications, making it easier than ever to stay connected, productive and entertained. With this powerful new smartphone, users can even talk on the phone while sending and receiving email or accessing the web, and download Word, Excel or PowerPoint files and edit them directly on the handset using the preloaded DataViz Documents to Go suite.

Stunning display
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone comes with the most vivid and bold display ever introduced on a BlackBerry smartphone. Its half-VGA (480x360 resolution) colour LCD is fused to the undersurface of the lens, making images leap out with stunning definition and clarity. Pictures are vibrant and razor sharp, while videos play smoothly and web pages, documents, presentations and messages snap with exceptional quality and contrast.

Desktop-style web pages
With its newly enhanced, high performance browser and high-resolution, ultra-bright display, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone gives users an on-the-go web browsing experience with desktop-style depiction. The trackpad mimics a mouse, making it easy to navigate sites in "Page View" or "Column View" or to zoom in on specific parts of a web page, while various emulation settings allow users to choose between the full desktop-style HTML content and layout or the mobile version. Attachments can also now be downloaded from within the browser and there is support for watching streaming videos (RTSP - real-time streaming protocol).

Rich multimedia
While it is designed to meet the extensive requirements of the business professional during the day, the BlackBerry Bold smartphone also caters to the business person's consumer side during evenings and weekends. It features a 3.2 megapixel camera with video recording capability, built-in flash and 5x digital zoom. The enhanced media player can display pictures and slideshows quickly, play movies smoothly in full screen mode, and manage an entire music collection. Audio can be played over the handset's dual speakers in rich, stereo sound, and when using wired headphones or external speakers, the media player gives the user an equalizer with 11 preset filters - like "Lounge", "Jazz" and "Hip Hop" - that boost or soften audio ranges to create the perfect ambiance.
  • Key Features:
  • 3.2 Megapixel camera
  • Trackpad navigation
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • 3G / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth enabled
  • 256MB flash Memory
  • MicroSD card Reader
  • Intuitive icons and menus
  • Integrated speaker and microphone

customer Reviews

 Average rating (24 reviews)

 BlackBerry Bold 9700 very simple review

| | See all HoBag84's reviews (1)

For the simpler individual who may not want to make use of all the fancy functions on this phone, but would like the ability to receive email, SMS, call and have a few decent apps, then maybe this will help. Essentially that's all i want from it...

I needed a change and the iPhone, although very good, just didn't appeal to me. I like proper buttons.

The Blackberry 9700 is a lovely handset. Altho it takes a bit of time to get used to the QWERTY keyboard (maybe not so good if you have particularly broad thumbs) i have grown to love it. Having emails sent directly to me from my accounts makes life very easy, and you can manage it by either deleting it from you handset email only, or the handset and full email account(!) SMS and media messaging is pretty straighforward - lays it out nicely so you can see the full conversation with the other person. Clear screen, easy connectivity and the small touch mouse is easy to use (and its sensitivity can be altered to you). Standby function and a bedside function which you can set to enter at a certain time of night every day in case you're so tired you forget to switch it to voicemails only, or not to receive emails etc. Brilliant! The camera is pretty good with a flash function. 3.2MPixels isn't the greatest but it does the trick. I have a proper camera instead. I don't want to put my whole like in my phone(!)

Overall, i bloody love this phone and although it may not be perceived to be as 'cool' as an iPhone, i very much think it is.

Also, the leather on the back makes for an interesting texture contrast...

 The best smartphone on the market

| | See all zebeavzio's reviews (4)

I have just purchased the phone, up grading from a full touch screen. I had the hero before this phone and the 1st thing that stands out is the reliability, everything syncs to the phone - facebook contacts ext.
The 1 thing I would warn if you want to use the phone for personal e-mails & apps from the BB app wrold you need a Blackberry data plan, I brought sim free & used a pay as you go sim & i could only use the basic functions, I have upgraded to plan of 15gbp a month for 2GB data and everything is working fantastically.
I highly recommend this phone, for personal use as it is more like a current smartphone and it has everything and more you need a phone to do.

 Bold 9700

| | See all Skorch's reviews (1)

Just got my hands on this beauty 4 days ago as a free upgrade. I am absolutely loving it so far, this is my first ever BlackBerry & if all their future products are this good I am going to stick with them.

First impressions upon un-boxing it were very good, the device looks very sleek & well designed, the build quality & materials used are second to none. Considering that it has a full QWERTY keypad RIM have managed to make it look smooth & easy to use.

I've read a lot about the new trackpad which replaces the old trackball, I had a quick go on the original Bold 9000 in the phone shop & wasn't blown away by the trackball, I can see how over time it would fail. I also think that the new Bold 9700 looks a lot nicer in comparison, being noticeably smaller & more modern looking. The optical pad is fantastic, sensitive & easy to navigate through menus etc.

The camera really surprised me as well, my last phone had a 5.0MP & took pretty decent snaps, the 3.2MP on this takes pictures of equal quality & in bad light conditions I would say actually better. The video quality is excellent also this probably has a lot to do with the gorgeous crystal clear screen.

The keypad is another feature that I find great, making texting & web browsing so much quicker & easier than on all my previous phones. The keys are quite closely packed together but thanks to the raised shapes are easy to use.

The amount of things you can adjust & tweak in the options are truly mind boggling, it's nice to be able to customise everything to your own preference, even including the trackpad sensitivity!

I can't find anything I dislike about this device as yet, & have just installed blackberry app world which is brilliant as I can now add more applications to an already impressive list.

The battery life seems to be very good for a Smartphone, Before this, I had a Sony Ericsson C902i which had an appalling battery.

So to conclude if you are after a Smartphone that is stylish & practically perfect, look no further than the Bold 9700! I'm usually a pain to please and have never found a phone that I truly liked. But with this phone I am now recommending it to all my colleagues as it has so many useful features and isn't too complicated to figure out like some phones.

Try one and you won't be disappointed.

 No Phone Better

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I have owned this phone for about 9 months. This phone is just brilliant. Everything about it is amazing, the keys are so easy to use and to type with the applications are well thought out, work superbly and is fun to use.

This is by far the best phone i have ever owned. And im telling you now. i am going to keep with blackberry's in the future and will not defect to the iphone.

Nothing wrong with the iphone, just that i prefer blackberrys after using this one. But the next bold they bring out will be very interesting how they better it. I look forward to it.

 my first bb! and im not planning on buying any other ones..!

| | See all scribblescribble's reviews (1)

this phone is just awesome! it does everything for me! i dont have to go back and fourth logging on my pc to checking my mails or contacting my friends. easy to type, easily accessible, just simply simple!!!

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