This handset was first talked about in February. People got to lay their hands on the demo version of the same in June and finally it was released in August. Yes, I am talking about the all new BlackBerry Bold 9930.
Masses eagerly waiting for the release, after a quick glance said that there are only a few changes compared to Bold 9000 of 2008. You need to pick it up in order to feel the amazing difference between the two.
However, to make it fit your palms RIM remaining far from the domain of Vertu managed to provide high end designs, deluxe styling and advanced aesthetic. Let us now delve deep to see what hard and soft components are hidden beneath the surface.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 Hardware
Going by the traditional design the BlackBerry Bold 9930 comprises of the same QWERTY layout and backlit capacitive touch keys but the trackball present in previous handsets is replaced by an optical trackpad.
The mobile phone is surrounded by a single lock button on the top edge, 3.5 mm headphone jack and micro USB port on the left and a discreet volume rocker with mute key in the middle and a dedicated camera key on the right.
The stainless steel rim for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is accompanied by a soft touch plastic to hide beneath it the 1230 mAh battery. There is definitely a step down as far as the battery is concerned as the fat Bold 9000 was embedded with a 1550 mAh cell. BlackBerry Bold 9930 Price in India will be approx. Rs. 26000/
Coming to the soft plastic beside the steel rim it is just a comparison between Mercedes CLS and Bentley Continental where the former one seems low-rented.
Besides the thumb friendly and wider keyboard embedded with curved keys the BlackBerry Bold 9930 also boasts of 8 GB internal memory accompanied by 32 GB expandable micro SD slot, dual bands for CDMA/EVDO and UTMS/HSPA and quad bands for GSM/EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 1.2 GHz processor chip and 768 MB of RAM. The loud and clear speakerphone is ideal for making conference calls even in big halls.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 Display
The 2.8 inch LCD display of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 provides a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Decent brightness during the sunny days, attractive colour production and excellent viewing angles are simply more than enough you can expect from such a small display screen.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 Camera
The BlackBerry Bold 9930 is equipped with a 5 MP shooter with EDoF sensor and LED flash. It is because of this EDoF sensor you will get blurred images for close-up shots and a shadowy right edge on using the flash but it is really awesome to avail 720p video recording with fixed focus on your mobile phone.
BlackBerry Bold 9930 Performance
The snappy appearance of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 is also accompanied by an extremely responsive performance with quick launching of applications and menus using BlackBerry 7 OS.
If you open up the battery it takes around 2 minutes to boot silently but a normal turn off takes only 5 seconds to return to its normal working condition. The battery promises 8.5 hours of intensive usage without any glitches.