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Blackberry Bold 9700 (Bold 2) vs Blackberry Bold 9000 (Bold 1). Why upgrade?
We are sure many owners of the original Blackberry Bold 9000 will be wondering why they’ll want to upgrade only a year later to the Blackberry Bold 9700. We’ll be answering these questions to help you come to your own conclusions.
By: Clove Technology
Blackberry has addressed the width and perhaps surpassed themselves with the keyboard in Blackberry 9700. It’s been described as the best front facing keyboard on the market, light to the touch whilst being extremely accurate for super quick thumb typing. http://www.clove.co.uk/
The display size of the Blackberry Bold 2 is slightly smaller than the original, but this is made up for by the resolution which is larger at 480 x 360 pixels.
With 6mm less width, 5mm less height and 0.9mm less depth the handset of the Blackberry Bold 9700 is a lot less bulky in the pocket, with a great in hand feel.
Gone is the trackball, being replaced with optical trackpad. It gives a very natural feel to phone. The new Blackberry 9700 trackpad is known to be very reliable and great to use.
The big difference here is the Blackberry Bold 2 is a full 3g phone, making email downloads even quicker and really opening up the world of internet browsing.
Blackberry stats claim up to 6 hrs talk time and 17 days standby time on the Blackberry Bold 9700, compared with 4.5 hrs talk time and 13.5 days standby time on the Bold 9000.
The performance is fantastic, the combination of a 624 Mhz processor and an OS widely regarded as one of the most efficient in the business, plus 256MB of memory, mean that performance isn’t an issue.
The camera has been upgraded from a 2 megapixel camera to a 3.2 mega pixel camera in the Blackberry 9700. The 2x digital zoom operated by the trackpad is quite handy, especially with its good autofocus function. http://www.clove.co.uk/
The video camera is a solid performer recording at 30 frames per second and capable of 480 x 352 recording.
All in all it is quite a comprehensive upgrade, both from the surface and under the hood. Nothing in itself may be a deal clincher, but added together the features make quite a compelling case for the new Blackberry Bold 9700.
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Clove Technology specialise in mobile technology and is one of the leading distributors of Blackberry smartphones. Clove Technology has the new Blackberry Bold 9700 in stock, as well as the Blackberry Bold 9000, Blackberry Curve 8520, Blackberry Curve 8900, Blackberry Storm 2 9550 and Blackberry Pearl 8220. In addition Clove Technology stocks a massive range of BlackBerry accessories. Visit http://www.clove.co.uk/
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