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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790 Qwerty Smartphone

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790

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Staying power

Browsing on the relatively small screen is helped by pinch to zoom capability with fast connection available from Wi-Fi or 3G. There’s also GPS backed by BlackBerry Maps and the on-board speaker proved to be crisp and clear, delivering perfectly fine call quality. The battery lasted fairly well too, delivering a good day and a half of solid use.

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790 Qwerty Smartphone

BlackBerry faithful crowdpleaser with enough appeal for BBM newbies

Verdict

Down the scale from the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the Bold 9790 still offers fine value with a good quality screen, decent camera and excellent Qwerty keyboard. As far as apps go, RIM's BlackBerry handsets still have a lot of catching up to do with the likes of Apple and Android, even so BB OS 7 packs in a fair amount of functionality that'll satisfy BBM fans out-of-the-box. ®

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790 Qwerty Smartphone

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9790

Slimline BlackBerry 7 OS handset with full Qwerty keyboard and multi-touch screen.
Price: £350 RRP

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