Compare Blackberry Bold 9900 and Blackberry Bold 9700

As new BlackBerry models are coming up, do you have second thoughts about upgrading your old BlackBerry? Or you have heard a lot about BlackBerry and want to check it. I have provided a comparision between one of the iconic BlackBerry phone- the Blackberry Bold 9700 and the latest entrant in the bold category- the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

Comparision between BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Bold 9900

Once in a while we have all experienced situations where there is a need to send secret mails to the M16. Like when you come to know about the evil intentions of some Russian former military head and you are the only one who can save the world. This is where a BlackBerry can come handy. With the encrypted mail technology of RIM(Research in Motion), these devices can send your mails without being intercepted in the middle.

The BlackBerry has come out of its business phone image and with the various multimedia features and chat softwares available including its very own BlackBerry messenger. Also the number of BlackBerry applications and games has increased tremendously in recent times. In this article I will provide information on the latest BlackBerry Bold which is the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and will compare it with the iconic BlackBerry Bold 9700.

First of all, the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is lot thinner than its older counterpart BlackBerry Bold 9700. It is quite light weight at the same time super strong. The new well sculpted keys of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 are easier to press and are more accurate. However the biggest difference between BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Bold 9900 is (hold your breath!)- it is the touch screen!

The combination of touch screen with the QWERTY keypad is quite thrilling and hence editing documents and sending mail becomes lot more easier. The browser added in the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the next generation BlackBerry browser which is 40% faster than the old browsers, so no more loading time and the sites will be directly in front of you.

BlackBerry Bold 9700
BlackBerry Bold 9700
Blackberry Bold 9900 Hero.
BlackBerry Bold 9900

Let us compare BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Bold 9900 in detail.

  • Both the BlackBerry Bold models 9900 and 9700 are pretty much the same in the network capabilities. Both are quad band 3G capable phones.

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 is slightly bigger in length and breadth however it is lot slimmer than the BlackBerry Bold 9700. It is also 8g heavier than the BlackBerry Bold 9700.

  • The display screen of BlackBerry Bold 9900 (2.8 inches) is larger than BlackBerry Bold 9700 (2.4 inches). Also BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a higher resolution (640x480) as compared to BlackBerry Bold 9700 (480x360).

  • The screen of BlackBerry Bold 9700 is TFT with 65k colours. BlackBerry Bold 9900
    clearly beats BlackBerry Bold 9700 here with its TFT 16 million colours screen and to nail the deal, it has a touch screen!

  • Internal memory and RAM has also increased. From a paltry 256MB storage of BlackBerry Bold 9700, it has increased to 8GB and RAM has increased from 256MB to 768MB for the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

  • The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a 5MP camera as compared to a 3.15 MP camera of BlackBerry Bold 9700. However it is not something you would like to use for photo journals.

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a BlackBerry OS 7.0 whereas BlackBerry Bold 9700 has a BlackBerry OS 5.0 which can be upgraded to OS 6.0 though. Also BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a 1.2 GHz QC 8655 processor as compared to BlackBerry Bold 9700 which has a 624 MHz processor

  • There is however one major disadvantage of BlackBerry Bold 9900. BlackBerry forgot to upgrade the battery or more appropriately they mistakenly degraded the battery. It is only 1230 mAh while the BlackBerry Bold 9700 boasted of a 1500 mAh battery.

Apart from this disadvantage, the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 is a good and handy mobile. It can be a good upgrade for you from your old Crackberry (BlackBerry ofcourse!) or introduction to the BlackBerry universe.After you buy your dream BlackBerry don't forget to safeguard your phone from thefts.You can get more information on BlackBerries and other smart phones in the coming posts.

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Guest Author: Angie30 Mar 2012

Great post, I've just upgraded from the 9700 to the 9900. I've already discovered some positives. The screen is amazing. It's only slightly bigger but it makes a huge difference. The keypad is much better and it scrolls much smoother. I'm loving it and I've only had it for an hour!

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