It has not taken long for reviews to start appearing for the BlackBerry Bold 9900, which came to T-Mobile at the end of last month. To most fans of RIM handsets this will excel in most areas, but for these non-believers then it will lack innovation when compared to the likes of Android handsets. This does not come as a surprise, as the Canadian phone maker has been struggling for some time now.
You cannot help but wonder what RIM are up too, as they seem to be following the same path as Nokia and are sticking with a formula that worked a few years ago – it’s as if they are still unaware that the smartphone market has changed. The Bold 9900 is the staple diet for any BlackBerry fan, and if you are happy with the way things are, then the new handset will not disappoint.
Having said that, things are a little different, but you will have to look harder than you would with say an iPhone. When it comes to the changes that RIM has made they are smoother and have a more refined look than the previous version, and that is all fans of these handsets really asks. You can never say that a BlackBerry is not a solid device, and always seems to be a little fatter than other handsets on the market; so you will be pleased to know that the 9900 is their thinnest yet at 10.5mm.
Wired never seems to get away from the fact that the Bold 9900 is a phone for BlackBerry fans only, and judging by the specs you can see where they are coming from. Where many top new phones now utilize a dual-core processor and more than 1GB of RAM, they just seem like a dream for any Bold device. However, the hardware still seems more than up for the challenge.