From a distance, or at a quick glance, it looks little changed from 2008's. Indoor shots proved to be a little dimmer than we would like, but turning on Night mode or Party mode helped to reduce that problem. Images are crisp and quite colorful too. The 3g signal sometimes works. We're also impressed by its 1. The Android lineup really doesn't appeal to me at all so I'm hoping and praying for this new Blackberry. Stay a few steps away and things stay sharp, but we did notice a lot of jiggle distortion in the resulting footage, so you'll need a steadier hand than we could manage when filming the sample above.
Conclusion If you're a BlackBerry person, you'll love the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Wikitude is an augmented reality app that's both very cool and very creepy. Very light scratches from normal use. The phone is fast and responsive; in fact it's extremely fast. The 9930 was preceded by the Bold 9700 and 9000 series, and was followed up by the BlackBerry Q10. Or maybe that's just us being optimistic.
The display is excellent: it's extremely sharp thanks to the 287dpi pixel density, it's bright enough to see outdoors and it has rich colors. That's flanked by a solid bar of backlit capacitive touch buttons, newly monochrome and flush with the display. You can flip through albums and tracks with a nice Cover Flow-like presentation, and the phone supports a wide variety of different media formats. YouTube and Flickr uploads are products in the virtual world, and no one expects that you'll be able to track down someone's home or work location with frightening accuracy based on their online uploads. They heard quite a bit of distortion, and there was the occasional pop and hiss in the background. We'll see in the software section below.
Move past the radios and things look less spectacular, as this is effectively a re-arranged version of the same hardware that's found in its sibling Torch handsets. We can't say how much of this 9930's speed is due to the new hardware within and how much instead is thanks to the revised software, but we can say that this is a very snappy, responsive phone. We had no problems hearing our callers, but we did get quite a bit of static and crackle in the background. It still won't call out. We are surplus equipment dealers and do not have the ability or knowledge to test equipment for functionality beyond plugging it in and describing what we observe as best we can. But, if you aren't, or you don't know your way around the world of BlackBerry, you'll find things ugly and unintuitive.
It marks a return to the form factor of the original 9000 and its popular wide-set physical keyboard. In terms of internals, it's finally competitive with other high end smartphones on the market. Other phone functions of the Bold 9930 include speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, visual voice mail, and text and multimedia messaging, which has threaded conversations and group chat. From that perspective these are all basically the same phone, with a 1. Of course, it's what's inside that counts, so join us as we find out whether the soft and hard bits beneath the surface can do the business too. .
The extent is now a classy rim of brushed stainless steel, one continuous band that we presume will offer some serious drop protection -- though we succeeded in not verifying that assumption in our time with this unit. Java is not supported on this device. In our sample gallery you'll see up-close shots of the flowers are blurred, and while your average executive won't be pulling this phone out of his trouser pocket to catch a passing daffodil in bloom, he probably will want to take close-up snaps of the business cards handed to him at last week's sales mixer. We haven't had the chance to run our phone through too many charges but in the time we've had with it we've been quite impressed by how that cell fares in the real world too. Announce Date: May 02, 2011 Release Date: Aug 16, 2011 Screen Resolution: 640x480 Latest Stories.
In fact, its 287dpi rating is mighty close to the vaunted 300dpi supposedly needed to get us close to territory. The photo viewer is fast, supports pinch zooming and swiping to advance through photos--good enough in our book. A soft reset is like rebooting your computer and is often used as the first step in any troubleshooting. The browser was also one of the main problems, as the touch was not as smooth as advertised. This is an amazing bundle package! These walk you through solutions for issues you may have. You are going to really love BlackBerry 7. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.