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Feb 25 2010   1:33AM GMT

BlackBerry Bold 9700 (Bold 2)

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Okay all you business people out there… I have been using my BlackBerry Curve 8900 for quite some time, I am very happy with it, everything about it is great minus a few aesthetics here and there. But what more could a young tech savvy guy like me want? You got it MORE POWER! :) With that I would like to introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9700… yes I know the original Bold was a massive beast, but the Bold 2 is much smaller, lighter, yet BlackBerry was kind enough to increase the processing power(624Mhz) and replace that annoying trackball with a track-pad. I don’t have one yet, but apparently we might be getting some new phones at work, and I can pass mine down to a junior employee! Anyways enough of my ramblings, here are the full specs.

Available Features
Trackpad navigation
Bright, hi-resolution screen
Full QWERTY keyboard
3G technology
Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® enabled
256MB flash Memory
3.2 MP digital Camera with
Video Camera
Multimedia Player
Wireless Email
Organiser
Browser
Phone
SMS/MMS
MicroSD card Reader

Display
High resolution 480×360 pixel
colour display
Transmissitive TFT LCD
Supports over 65,000 colours
2.44″ (diagonally measured)

Media Player
256 MB Built-in memory
Video format support: XviD partially supported, H.263, H.264, WMV3, MPEG4, Sorenson Spark & On2 VP6 (Flash support)
Audio format support: .3gp, MP3, WMA9 (.wma/.asf), WMA9 Pro / WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, Professional AAC/AAC+/eAAC+

Size and Weight
Height: 4.29 inches (109 mm)
Width: 2.36 inches (60 mm)
Depth: .56 inches (14.1 mm)
Weight: 4.30 ounces / 122 grams (including battery)
3.17 ounces / 90 grams (without battery)

WI-FI
802.11b/g enabled
Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Cisco CCX certification
Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
Wi-Fi access to BlackBerry® Internet Server
Direct IP web browsing over Wi-Fi
Support for UMA

Battery & Battery Life
Battery: 1500 mAHr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Talk Time: Up to 6 hours (GSM and UMTS)
Standby Time: Up to 21 days/504 hours (GSM), Up to 17 days/408 hours (UMTS)
Music Playback Time: Up to 38 hours

Check out this review of the phone, very good read.

-NS

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